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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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Editorial collective

Claudia Aradau, Matthew Charles,

David Cunningham, Howard Feather,

Peter Hallward, Esther Leslie, Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne,

Stella Sandford, Chris Wilbert

Contributors gordon lafer

is associate professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center, and author of The Job Training Charade (2002) and Neither Free nor Fair (2007). In 2009–10 he served as Senior Policy Advisor for the US House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.

Étienne balibar

is Emeritus Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy, University of Paris X, Nanterre, and Distinguished Professor of Humanities, University of California, Irvine.

His latest book is Citoyen Sujet (PUF, 2011).

Matthew charles

currently teaches in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London, and in the English Department at the University of Westminister.

Noam chomsky

is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and author of over a hundred books, including, recently, Hopes and Prospects; New World of Indigenous Resistance; and Making the Future: The Unipolar Imperial Moment (all 2010).

Peter hallward

teaches in the CRMEP,

Kingston University London. He is currently writing The Will of the People for Verso.

Commentary

Class Warfare in the USA: Anti-Unionism and the Legislative Agenda of the 1%

Gordon lafer ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2aRTiClES

Lenin and Gandhi: A Missed Encounter?

Étienne Balibar ………………………………………………………………………………….. 9

Faust on Film: Walter Benjamin and the Cinematic Ontology of Goethe’s Faust 2

matthew Charles ……………………………………………………………………………… 18iNTERviEw

Freedom and Power

Noam Chomsky interviewed by Peter hallward ………………………………… 30REviEwS

Fredric Jameson, Representing ‘Capital’: A Reading of Volume One

John Kraniauskas …………………………………………………………………………….. 48

Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds, The Affect Theory Reader

Todd Cronan …………………………………………………………………………………….. 51

Michael Bailey and Des Freedman, eds, The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance

matthew Charles ……………………………………………………………………………… 53

University for Strategic Optimism, Undressing the Academy, or The Student Handjob

daniel Nemenyi ……………………………………………………………………………….. 56

Deborah Cook, Adorno on Nature

Kate Soper ………………………………………………………………………………………. 57

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel, The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary Thought

wesley Phillips …………………………………………………………………………………. 59

Peter E. Gordon, Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos

david winters …………………………………………………………………………………… 61

Sean Sayers, Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes

Jan Kandiyali …………………………………………………………………………………… 63OBiTuaRiES

‘Switch Off All Apparatuses’: Friedrich Adolf Kittler, 1943–2011

Gill Partington ………………………………………………………………………………….. 66

Politics and Subjectivity, Head-to-Head: León Rozitchner, 1924–2011

Bruno Bosteels …………………………………………………………………………………. 70

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