Kojève’s death

Reivew of Jeff Love, The Black Circle: A Life of Alexandre Kojève
Jeff Love, The Black Circle: A Life of Alexandre Kojève (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018). 376pp, £30.00 hb., 978 0 23118 656 8 In the notebooks Alexandre Kojève wrote on his way to Germany, he sketched a structure of all relevant fields of knowledge, with each field labelled ‘bolshevism in …’: ‘politics’, ‘religion’, and […]

Sovereign democracy: Dictatorship over capitalism in contemporary Russia

sovereign democracy Dictatorship over capitalism in contemporary Russia Julia svetlichnaja with james heartfield Economists tell us that Russia is on its way to completing the transition to capitalism. The only problem remaining now is a political one – the paradise of a fully fledged ‘free-market’ economy is suspended by the lack of liberal democracy, while, […]