Noah R. Gataveckas Platypus Review 57 | June 2013 “Think of us like the psychoanalysts of the Left.” This was one of the descriptions that a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society offered after I had made some probing, perhaps doubtful, remarks about the intentions of their organization. As someone who identified with the radical […]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
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Chris Cutrone Platypus Review 51 | November 2012 FOR MARXISTS, the division of modern socioeconomic classes is not the cause of the problem of capitalism but rather its effect. Modern classes are different from ancient separations between castes, such as between the clergy or priestly caste, and the noble aristocracy or warrior caste, and the […]PR web editor | 1 comment | Continued
Book review: John Holloway, Fernando Matamoros & Sergio Tischler eds. Negativity & Revolution: Adorno and Political Activism. London: Pluto Press, 2009.
David Brian Howard Platypus Review 50 | October 2012 [N]egative dialectics seeks the self-reflection of thinking, the tangible implication is that if thinking is to be true—today, in any case—it must also think against itself. If thinking fails to measure itself by the extremeness that eludes the concept, it is from the outset like the accompanying music […]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
The death of Marxism and the emergence of neo-liberalism and neo-anarchism Chris Cutrone Platypus Review 47 | June 2012 [PDF] At the 2012 Platypus Affiliated Society’s (PAS) annual International Convention, held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago March 30–April 1, Chris Cutrone, President of the PAS, delivered the following presentation, which has been edited […]PR web editor | 1 comment | Continued
Haseeb Ahmed with Chris Cutrone Platypus Review 42 | December 2011 – January 2012 [PDF] On November 5, 2011, using questions formulated together with Chris Cutrone, Haseeb Ahmed interviewed Slavoj Žižek at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Haseeb Ahmed: Are we currently—after Tahrir […]PR web editor | 22 comments | Continued
THIRD ANNUAL PLATYPUS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Opening plenary Chris Cutrone, Andrew Feenberg, Richard Westerman, and Nicholas Brown Platypus Review 37 | July 2011 [PDF] The opening plenary of the third annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention, held April 29–May 1, 2011 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was a panel discussion between Nicholas […]PR web editor | 4 comments | Continued
Bret Schneider Platypus Review 37 | July 2011 [PDF] At its Third Annual Convention, held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago between April 29-May 1, Platypus hosted a conversation on “Art, Culture, and Politics: Marxist Approaches.” Platypus members Omair Hussain, Lucy Parker, Pac Pobric, and Bret Schneider sought to address “What might […]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
Timothy Hall Platypus Review 37 | July 2011 [PDF] At the 2011 Left Forum, held at Pace University in NYC between March 18-21, Platypus hosted a conversation on “Lukács’s Marxism.” Panelists Timothy Bewes (Brown University), Jeremy Cohan (Platypus), Timothy Hall (University of East London, U.K.), and Marco Torres (Platypus) were asked to address, “Who was […]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
Omair Hussain Platypus Review 36 | June 2011 [PDF] On March 14, 2011, Omair Hussain publicly interviewed Robert Pippin, on behalf of Platypus, at an event titled On the Possibility of What Isn’t at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Robert Pippin is a professor on the Committee on Social Thought and in […]PR web editor | 4 comments | Continued
Chris Cutrone Platypus Review 36 | June 2011 [PDF] At the 2011 Left Forum, held at Pace University in NYC between March 18-21 , Platypus hosted a conversation on “Lenin’s Marxism.” Panelists Chris Cutrone of Platypus, Paul LeBlanc of the International Socialist Organization, and Lars T. Lih, the author of Lenin Reconsidered: “What is to […]PR web editor | 2 comments | Continued