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  • 9th Annual Platypus International Convention
    1917/2017
  • Platypus Review #94 Now Online
    Issue #94 of the Platypus Review is now online, featuring Nikos Malliaris on how Christopher Lasch can inform emancipatory politics in the age of Trump, and Laura Lee Schmidt on the education policies of Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos.
  • Platypus Review #93 Now Online
    Issue #93 of the Platypus Review is now online, featuring two panel discussions on immigration and the Left. Speakers at the University of Illinois at Chicago panel were Jorge Mujica, Ralph Cintron, and Jacqueline Steven, with Alvaro Rodriguez, Henry Cooper, and Liam Wright speaking at the University of Houston.
  • Platypus Review #92 is out!
    Platypus Review #92 is now online, featuring 'Rhetoric and Division of Left and Right in the Trump Era' by William Schmidt, and a transcript of the recent 'Art and the Commodity Form' panel hosted by Platypus London, with speakers Rex Dunn, Zhoe Granger, and Peter Osborne.
  • PR #91 is out!
    For this special issue of the Platypus Review, we will publish Theodor W. Adorno’s “Remarks on the Authoritarian Personality” for the first time. In includes an Introduction by Chris Mansour and responses by Chris Cutrone and Kirk Wetters. Additionally, we have an article on the Corbyn phenomenon and an answer to “Why not Trump?” article from issue #89 (September 2016).

The Platypus Review

Die Platypus Review
On February 17, 2017, as part of its Third European Conference, the Platypus Affiliated Society organized a panel, “The Politics of Critical Theory.” Held at the University of Vienna, the event brought together the following speakers: Chris Cutrone, President of the Platypus Affiliated Society; Martin Suchanek of Workers Power, an international organization fighting to build a Fifth International; and Haziran Zeller of Humboldt University, in Berlin. What follows is an edited transcript of their discussion.
On March 3, 2017, Jensen Suther interviewed Jay Bernstein, who teaches philosophy at the New School. Bernstein is the author of a number of books on art, ethics, and Critical Theory, which include The Fate of Art: Aesthetic Alienation from Kant to Derrida and Adorno (1992), Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics (2006), Against Voluptuous Bodies: Adorno’s Late Modernism and the Meaning of Painting (2007), and most recently, Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury (2016). What follows is an edited version of the interview.

Auf der dritten jährlichen Convention, die in der School of the Art Institute of Chicago zwischen dem 29. April und 01. Mai 2011 stattfand, organisierte Platypus ein Gespräch über „Art, Culture, and Politics: Marxist Approaches“. Die Platypus-Mitglieder Omair Hussain, Lucy Parker, Pac Pobric und Bret Schneider sollten die folgende Frage diskutieren: „“What might the problems of aesthetics and culture have to do with the political project of the self-education of the Left?“.

Ernst Bloch und die Frankfurter Schule.

Ein Gespräch mit Nicolas Schliessler-Jaramillo.