New forms, old problems

REVIEWSNew forms, old problems Colin Mooers, Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Crisis and Empire, Bloomsbury, London, 2014. 152 pp., £14.99 pb., 978 1 44116 493 3. This is a small book on the inner connections of global capitalism, the imperial system, and the form and content of contemporary liberal citizenship. Through the prism […]

Old alliances, new struggles

Old al iances, new struggles The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Maïa pal The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a bilateral agreement between the European Union and the United States of America aimed at the liberalization and regulation of trade in goods and services. If adopted, it will supplant the EU, the North […]

Reason and revolt

Guy Lardreau has few rivals for the honour of being the most under-appreciated contemporary French philosopher. [1] A student of Louis Althusser at the École Normale in the late 1960s and a flamboyant figure in Maoist intellectual circles before and after 1968, he remains best known for his searing reflections on cultural revolution and its […]

Political economy of life

The translation of Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge’s Geschichte und Eigensinn, now finally appearing in English in an edited, shortened version under the title History and Obstinacy, introduces an English-reading public to one of the most eccentric and ambitious books to have emerged from the legacy of the Frankfurt School.* Originally published in 1981, History […]

Food politics in the USA

COMMENT Food politics in the usa allan stoekl Nutrition in food is, today, a function of profitability: junk food and processed foods are more profitable than organics grown locally; meat is not only more energy intensive, but is more profitable (at least for those who package and market it). People’s diets are, in other words, […]

190 Reviews

Colin Mooers, Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Crisis and Empire Jeffery R. Webber Gabriel Rockhill, Radical History and the Politics of Art Andrew Stefan Weiner Pamela M. Lee, Forgetting the Art World Marina Vishmidt Andrew Feenberg, The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School Konstantinos Kavoulakos Fred Moseley and Tony Smith, […]