Olympus Mislaid?

Olympus Mislaid? A Profile of Perry Anderson Gregory Elliott At the very outset of his story, Berlin seems to have mislaid Mount Olympus. Perry Anderson ‘The Pluralism of Isaiah Berlin’ (1990) In the Foreword to A Zone of Engagement Anderson notes the discontinuity between its first three chapters, classified as ‘intra-mural surveys within the intellectual […]

Looking for the Good Life

COMMENTARY Looking for the Good Life Bob Brecher It is almost impossible these days to stumble across anything like a vision of the good society lurking even in the background of a left position. From the intellectual void that is the Labour Party, to the labyrinthine morass of postmodern and postfeminist postponements that constitutes the […]

Old and New Left

Benton’s comments on Ranci~re seem to put forward a rather different view of science than Althusser does, so we are in fact dealing with three positions, and we can discov~r the implications of Ranci~re’s argument by working through them. Ted Benton provides a useful example in his argument that it is possible to separate the […]