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Optional Reading: Canguilhem, The Normal and the Pathological

Canguilhem positions sickness not as the opposite of or inversion of health. If you walk away from The Normal and the Pathological with one thing, I would argue that it ought be that the pathological is not the absence of … Continue reading

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A Post on Optional Reading: Paul Cardan’s “Redefining Revolution”

In “Redefining Revolution”⁠1 Paul Cardan offers panoptic critique of Marxism as it stood in ’63. Cardan asserts that Marxist revolutionaries are faced with the choice to either be a revolutionary or to remain a Marxist.⁠2  This is to suggest that … Continue reading

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An Incomparably Simple Horror: Arendt’s Leninism

The name Lenin marks an obscure passage in the work of Hannah Arendt. On the one hand, Arendt’s comments on Lenin in The Origins of Totalitarianism are mostly even-keeled, and occasionally positive, despite the fact that Lenin casts a large … Continue reading

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Optional Material: The Marx-Engles Reader

Introduction This exposé is a critique of Marxist revolutionary thought, as presented in the “Manifesto of the Communist Party,” [i] “The Possibility of Non-Violent Revolution,”[ii] “After the Revolution: Marx Debates Bakunin,”[iii] “The Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850,”[iv] and “The Eighteenth … Continue reading

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