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R a 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 yPublished by Radical Philosophy Ltd.www.radicalphilosophy.com

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Front cover image

Éric Alliez, Communism Explained to Children, 2009.

Back cover image

Sergey Bratkov, Italian School, no. 1, 2001 (courtesy Regina Gallery,

Moscow).

Editorial collective

Claudia Aradau, Mat hew Charles,

David Cunningham, Howard Feather,

Peter Hal ward, Esther Leslie, Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne,

Stel a Sandford, Chris Wilbert

Contributors rodrigo nunes

was involved in the first three World Social Forums. He recently completed a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, on immanence in Foucault and Deleuze. He is a member of the editorial commit ee of Turbulence (www.turbulence.org.uk).

Mark neocleous

is Professor of the Critique of Political Economy at Brunel University. His most recent book is Critique of Security (2008).

Boris buden

is the author of Die Zone des Übergangs: Vom Ende des Postkommunismus (2009). He was a coordinator of Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation (2005–08), European Institute of Progressive Cultural Policies (http://translate.eipcp.net).

Ovidiu ţichindeleanu

is editor of the Romanian journal of contemporary arts and critical theory IDEA arts + society (www.ideamagazine.ro). His book The Postcommunist Colonization: A Critical History of the Culture of Transition is forthcoming (2010).

Svetlana stephenson

teaches sociology at London Metropolitan University, and is the author of Crossing the Line: Vagrancy, Homelessness and Social Displacement in Russia (2006).

elena danilova

works at the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Julia svetlichnaja

and

james heartfield

are PhD candidates at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.

Dariush M. Doust

is an Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and head of the cultural association Kurrents.

Commentary

The Global Moment: Seattle, Ten Years On

Rodrigo Nunes …………………………………………………………………………………… 2aRTiClE

War as Peace, Peace as Pacification

mark Neocleous …………………………………………………………………………………. 8dOSSiER The Postcommunist Condition

Children of Postcommunism

boris buden ……………………………………………………………………………………… 18

Towards a Critical Theory of Postcommunism?

Beyond Anticommunism in Romania

Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu ……………………………………………………………………….. 26

Down to Earth: Detemporalization in Capitalist Russia

Svetlana Stephenson and Elena danilova …………………………………………. 33

Sovereign Democracy: Dictatorship over Capitalism in Contemporary Russia

julia Svetlichnaja with james heartfield …………………………………………. 38COmmENT

Rentier Capitalism and the Iranian Puzzle

dariush m. doust ……………………………………………………………………………… 45REviEwS

Gopal Balakrishnan, Antagonistics: Capitalism and Power in an Age of War

alberto Toscano ………………………………………………………………………………. 50

Thomas Metzinger, The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the SelfAlva Noë, Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness

benjamin james lozano ………………………………………………………………….. 53

Joanna Zylinksa, Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Caroline bassett……………………………………………………………………………….. 56

Melinda Cooper, Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era

Claudia aradau…………………………………………………………………………………. 59

Sergei Prozorov, The Ethics of Postcommunism: History and Social Praxis in Russia

alexander astrov ……………………………………………………………………………… 61

Filippo Del Lucchese, Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavel i and Spinoza: Tumult and Indignation

jason E. Smith…………………………………………………………………………………. 63

Mahmood Mamdani, Saviours and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

ahmed Rajab …………………………………………………………………………………… 64NEwS

Faint Signal: The Student Occupations in California

Nathan Coombs ……………………………………………………………………………….. 66

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