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RA d i c a l p h i l o s o p h y

a j o u r n a l o f s o c i a l i s t a n d f e m i n i s t p h i l o s o p h y

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2000104

© Radical Philosophy Ltd

Editorial collective

Chris Arthur, Andrew Chitty, Diana Coole,

Howard Feather, Jean Grimshaw, Esther Leslie, Joseph McCarney, Kevin Magill,

Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne, Stella Sandford, Sean Sayers,

Alessandra Tanesini

Editorial group

Howard Feather, Kevin Magill, Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne (Reviews), Stella Sandford, Alessandra Tanesini

Contributors madeleine davis

teaches politics at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Howard caygill

is Professor of Cultural History at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books include A Kant Dictionary (1995) and Walter Benjamin: The Colour of Experience (1998). His new book, Levinas and the Political, will be published by Routledge in 2001.

Bill schwarz

is a Reader in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

His Memories of Empire in TwentiethCentury England is forthcoming from Verso (2001).

Jay bernstein

is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His book Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics (Cambridge University Press) is forthcoming.

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Commentary

Dictators and Democrats in Latin America: But Can the Poor Tell the Difference?

Madeleine Davis ……………………………………………………………………………….2ARTICLES

Levinas’s Political Judgement: The Esprit Articles, 1934–1983

Howard Caygill …………………………………………………………………………………6

Actually Existing Postcolonialism

Bill Schwarz ……………………………………………………………………………………16

Social Signs and Natural Bodies: On T.J. Clark’s Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism

Jay Bernstein ………………………………………………………………………………….25REVIEWS

G.A. Cohen, If Youʼre an Egalitarian, How Come Youʼre So Rich?

Sean Sayers ……………………………………………………………………………………39

Lutz Koepnick, Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of PowerEsther Leslie, Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism

Giles Peaker ……………………………………………………………………………………41

Alexander García Düttmann, Between Cultures: Tensions in the Struggle for Recognition

Peter Hallward ………………………………………………………………………………..44

Ross Poole, Nation and Identity

Bruce Robbins …………………………………………………………………………………46

Kimberly Hutchings, International Political Theory: Rethinking Ethics in a Global EraMolly Cochran, Normative Theory in International Relations: A Pragmatic Approach

Beate Jahn ……………………………………………………………………………………..48

Ken Hirschkop, Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Craig Brandist …………………………………………………………………………………50

Raoul Vaneigem, A Cavalier History of Surrealism

David Macey ……………………………………………………………………………………51

Giorgio Agamben, The Man Without Content

Espen Hammer ……………………………………………………………………………….53

Alphonso Lingis, Dangerous Emotions

Benjamin Noys ……………………………………………………………………………….54

Mark J. Smith, Rethinking State Theory

Mark Neocleous ………………………………………………………………………………55NEWS

Traces: Unravelling the Cold War in Southeast Asia

Peter Osborne …………………………………………………………………………………56

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