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  • Platypus Review #133 is out!
    Issue #133 of the Platypus Review is now online!
  • Platypus Virtual
    During the corona-virus outbreak, Platypus has moved its international reading groups and public fora online.
  • The Legacy of the American Revolution Lecture Series
    This summer, James Vaughn, Chris Cutrone, Reid Kotlas, Spencer Leonard and Pamela Nogales will be leading a series of virtual lectures on the legacy of the American Revolution. We ask: How does America remain a revolutionary society? How did each chapter of American history give a new impetus to the revolution that began in 1776?
  • Marxism in the Age of Trump book!
    Trump’s victory is the beginning not the end of a process of transforming the Republican Party as well as mainstream politics more generally that is his avowed goal. So the question is the transformation of democracy—of how liberal democratic politics is conducted. This was bound to change, with or without Trump. Now, with Trump, the issue is posed point-blank. There’s no avoiding the crisis of neoliberalism.

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THE PUBLICATION RECENTLY OF A BRIEF ARTICLE in the Platypus Review touting Lenin’s ideas in Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism is an apt occasion for scholars of Marxism-Leninism to return to that text for a fuller examination of its contents.
THE QUESTION OF HUMAN FREEDOM belongs to modernity, or to the epoch of becoming which gradually swept away the Old World’s static taxonomies of being.
On December 28, 2020, Daniel Jacobs and Marina Blumenschein interviewed economist Michael Roberts, author of Engels 200: his contribution to political economy, The Great Recession: a Marxist View and The Long Depression. What follows is an edited version of their discussion on the legacy of Marx’s closest collaborator Friedrich Engels in light of the 200th anniversary of his birth.
On October 5th, 2020, the Oregon State University chapter of the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a virtual panel entitled “What is the future of capitalism?” The panelists were Conrad Cartmell (DSA Class Unity), Andrea Haverkamp (International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace), Josh Decker (International Bolshevik Tendency), and Doug Lain (Zero Books). What follows is an edited transcript of the event.
Am Anfang des vergangenen Jahrhunderts kam es in der Naturwissenschaft zu einer tiefgreifenden Krise: In der Zeit um 1900 erwiesen sich die Vorstellungen und Begriffe, die man sich bis dahin in der klassischen Physik von der Materie gemacht hatte, als nicht mehr länger haltbar.
Wann immer Adorno sich einem Phänomen nähert, ist seine Methode eine der immanenten dialektischen Kritik. Das Phänomen wird weder als zufällig noch als beliebig betrachtet, sondern als notwendige Erscheinungsform, die die Bedingungen der Möglichkeit für Veränderung anzeigt.
Panthifa ist eine linke Gruppe in Deutschland, die sich exklusiv an Schwarze Menschen wendet. Sie gründete sich am 22.07.2020 aufgrund der erneuten Popularität von Black Lives Matter, um sie durch ihre Vision von linker Politik von und für Schwarze Menschen zu ergänzen.