By Jean François Billeter
Dans cet ouvrage formé de deux essais qui se complètent l’un l’autre, Jean François Billeter éclaire doublement ce qui se passe en Chine aujourd’hui : d’abord du aspect de vue de l’histoire du capitalisme, de cette "réaction en chaîne non maîtrisée" dont il retrace l’histoire depuis son début en Europe, à l’époque de l. a. Renaissance ; ensuite du aspect de vue de l’histoire chinoise, dont il offre également une synthèse dense, mais claire. Cet ouvrage intéressera les lecteurs qui s’interrogent sur l. a. Chine actuelle, mais aussi ceux qui réfléchissent sur le second présent de l’histoire et ses suites possibles.
By Thorstein Veblen
One of many nice thinkers of the early twentieth century, American economist and sociologist Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929) is healthier remembered for coining the word "conspicuous consumption." yet he additionally, during this 1921 quantity, foresaw the increase of the scientist and the technologist as an monetary power.
Here, he explains...
- the clash among the entrepreneur and the engineer
- the hot energy of the technological craftsman within the business scheme
- why any "revolution" in the United States could come from equipped labor
- and extra.
By J. D. Taylor
Negative Capitalism: Cynicism within the Neoliberal Era deals a brand new conceptual framework for realizing the present financial problem. via a ranging sequence of analyses and views, it argues that cynicism has develop into culturally embedded within the united kingdom and US as an impression of disempowerment via neoliberal capitalism. but regardless of the deprivation and cave in of key social infrastructure like consultant democracy, welfare, workers' rights and equivalent entry to assets, there has up to now been no collective, potent and sustained overthrow of capitalism. Why is that this?
The book's relevant name is for brand spanking new concepts that get to the bottom of this narcissistic cynicism, embracing social democracy, constitutional rights, mass bankruptcies and animate sabotage. Kafka, Foucault, Ballard and de Sade are clashed with the X-Factor, ruinporn, London, and the paintings of Laura Oldfield Ford. Negative Capitalism's polemic is written to incite responses opposed to the cynical malaise of the neoliberal period.
By Peter Kropotkin
“The enemy on whom we claim battle is capital, and it's opposed to capital that we are going to direct all our efforts, taking care to not turn into distracted from our aim via the phony campaigns and arguments of the political events. the nice fight that we're getting ready for is basically financial, and so it really is at the monetary terrain that we must always concentration our activities.” —Peter Kropotkin
Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) is by means of a ways anarchism’s so much influential theorist, and Direct fight opposed to Capital is the main vast selection of his writings on hand in English. Over part the decisions were translated for the 1st time or recovered from long-out-of-print pamphlets and newspapers. the result's a quantity that offers an advent to vintage texts, whereas exhibiting new features of a well-recognized and canonical determine. Direct fight opposed to Capital paints a close portrait of Kropotkin the innovative, the guy Emma Goldman defined as a person for whom anarchism “was now not a terrific for the decide upon few. It was once a confident social thought, destined to bring in a brand new international for all of mankind.”
Fully annotated and that includes a long historic advent, biographical comic strip, thesaurus, and index.
By Annalee Newitz
In Pretend We’re Dead, Annalee Newitz argues that the slimy zombies and gore-soaked murderers who've stormed via American movie and literature over the last century embrace the violent contradictions of capitalism. Ravaged via overwork, alienated through company conformity, and mutilated via the unfettered lust for revenue, fictional monsters act out the issues with an economic climate that turns out designed to devour humans whole.
Newitz appears at representations of serial killers, mad medical professionals, the undead, cyborgs, and unfortunates mutated by way of their involvement with the mass media undefined. even if contemplating the serial killer who turns homicide right into a type of hard work by means of mass generating useless our bodies, or the hack writers and bloodthirsty actresses trapped within Hollywood’s profit-mad storytelling laptop, she unearths that every creature has its personal story to inform approximately how a freewheeling industry economic climate turns humans into monstrosities.
Newitz tracks the monsters spawned by way of capitalism via B video clips, Hollywood blockbusters, pulp fiction, and American literary classics, taking a look at their manifestations in works equivalent to Norman Mailer’s “true existence novel” The Executioner’s Song; the fast tales of Isaac Asimov and H. P. Lovecraft; the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and Marge Piercy; true-crime books concerning the serial killers Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer; and flicks together with Modern Times (1936), Donovan’s Brain (1953), Night of the dwelling Dead (1968), RoboCop (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001). Newitz exhibits that as literature and movie inform it, the tale of yank capitalism because the overdue 19th century is a story of body-mangling, soul-crushing horror.
By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
Volume 15 includes the works of Marx and Engels written among might 1856 and September 1858, consisting quite often of articles contributed to the New-York day-by-day Tribune. the amount additionally includes Marx's paintings "B. Bauer's Pamphlets at the Collision with Russia", released for the 1st time in English, and the incomplete Revelations of the Diplomatic heritage of the 18th Century.
Marx/Engels amassed Works (MECW) is the biggest choice of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It comprises all works released through Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and diverse unpublished manuscripts and letters. The amassed Works, which was once translated by way of Richard Dixon and others, comprises 50 volumes. It used to be compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 via development Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and foreign Publishers (New York).
The accumulated Works comprises fabric written by way of Marx among 1835 and his dying in 1883, and through Engels among 1838 and his loss of life in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.
Other volumes within the gathered Works comprise recognized works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The amassed Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence via the mature Marx and Engels, protecting the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the gathered Works is the main whole selection of the paintings by way of Marx and Engels released to this point in English, it isn't their whole works. A venture to put up the pair's whole works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.
By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
Volume forty-one comprises Marx's and Engels' letters from January 1860 to September 1864, while Marx wrote the second one tough draft of Capital (the manuscript of 1861-63), whose complicated genesis the letters give the chance to track degree by way of level. The letters additionally supply an perception into Engels' reviews in army concept and the background of struggle, and his paintings for the recent American Cyclopaedia, The Volunteer magazine and the Allgemeine Militär-Zeitung. the amount displays Marx's and Engels' energetic curiosity in present political beliefs, and provides an concept in their paintings as correspondents of the New-York day-by-day Tribune and Die Presse. a lot of what they mentioned during this context was once no longer, for varied purposes, included of their released articles.
Marx/Engels gathered Works (MECW) is the most important choice of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released through Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and diverse unpublished manuscripts and letters. The gathered Works, which was once translated by means of Richard Dixon and others, includes 50 volumes. It was once compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 via growth Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and foreign Publishers (New York).
The accumulated Works comprises fabric written by way of Marx among 1835 and his dying in 1883, and by means of Engels among 1838 and his loss of life in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. numerous volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.
Other volumes within the accrued Works include recognized works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accrued Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence through the mature Marx and Engels, protecting the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the gathered Works is the main whole choice of the paintings by way of Marx and Engels released thus far in English, it isn't their whole works. A undertaking to post the pair's entire works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.
By Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, Robert Hessen
This number of 26 essays constitutes a demanding examine smooth society.
the rules of capitalism are being battered via a flood of altruism, that's the reason for the trendy world's cave in. this can be the view of Ayn Rand, a view so noticeably against winning attitudes that it constitutes a massive philosophic revolution. during this sequence of essays, she provides her stand at the persecution of huge company, the factors of warfare, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. here's a tough new examine smooth society through probably the most provocative intellectuals at the American scene. This version comprises articles through Ayn Rand which failed to look within the hardcover variation: The Wreckage of the Consensus, which provides the Objectivists perspectives on Vietnam and the draft; and Requiem for Man, a solution to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum. This choice of 26 essays contains twenty via Ayn Rand in addition to 3 essays by means of Alan Greenspan, via Nathaniel Branden, and one via Robert Hessen.
By Slavoj Žižek
There should still now not be any doubt: international capitalism is speedy forthcoming its terminal quandary. Slavoj Žižek has pointed out the 4 horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the global ecological difficulty; imbalances in the economy; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. yet, he asks, if the top of capitalism turns out to many just like the finish of the realm, how is it attainable for Western society to withstand the tip times?
In a big new research of our international scenario, Žižek argues that our collective responses to financial Armageddon correspond to the phases of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and makes an attempt at bargaining, through melancholy and withdrawal.
For this variation, Žižek has written a protracted afterword that leaves virtually no topic untouched, from WikiLeaks to the character of the chinese language Communist occasion.
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