For A Marxism Without Guarantees 

For A Marxism Without Guarantees 

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. It was published alongside a companion piece by Richard Seymour. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our...
The Harsh Discipline of Democracy

The Harsh Discipline of Democracy

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. It was published alongside this essay by Stuart Hall. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
The Making of the Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement

The Making of the Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
Free Anthrogenesis: Antiwork Abortion

Free Anthrogenesis: Antiwork Abortion

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
Communism, the  Manifesto, and Hate

Communism, the Manifesto, and Hate

This is an edited extract from A Spectre Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto, which first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet, available to buy here. New subscriptions can be taken out here, and start with the next issue.      We have no...
The Darker Shades of Green

The Darker Shades of Green

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
Denial Futures

Denial Futures

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
What’s ‘Left’ of Lulism?

What’s ‘Left’ of Lulism?

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
Histories of People, Histories of Rupture

Histories of People, Histories of Rupture

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
Nothing and Everything: Mourning Against Work 

Nothing and Everything: Mourning Against Work 

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...
Left Fukuyamaism: Politics in Tragic Times

Left Fukuyamaism: Politics in Tragic Times

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including...
Russian Bombs

Russian Bombs

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has begun. It seems obvious that its ambition goes beyond simply supporting the authoritarian statelets in Donetsk and Luhansk, under the almost witty rubric of ‘humanitarian intervention’. The bulk of its forces concentrated on Ukraine’s...
Death Cults of East Anglia

Death Cults of East Anglia

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #7: Toward the Proletarocene. Issue 7 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content,...
Abolition: Notes on a Normie Shitstorm

Abolition: Notes on a Normie Shitstorm

Well, you can all relax. No consciousness was raised during this shitstorm. ‘Abolish the family’. The argument explodes, fluoresces and evanesces as if it had no history, detached even from the Sophie Lewis book, the publicity for which goaded the Laschian wing of the...
The Modern Monetary Trick

The Modern Monetary Trick

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #10: The Disorder of the Future, our Spring/Summer 2021 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
Brexit From Below: Nation, Race and Class

Brexit From Below: Nation, Race and Class

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #10: The Disorder of the Future, our Spring/Summer 2021 issue. It appeared alongside another piece ‘Brexit From Above: British Capital and the Tensions in Global Capital Accumulation’. Our back issues are...
The Resources of Reaction

The Resources of Reaction

I. Why were the Democrats hammered in the recent slew of elections? Why did Terry McAuliffe, an impeccably establishment Democrat who earned his stripes fighting for Clintonite triangulation both in the 1990s and during Clinton’s presidential primary campaign in 2008,...
Lydda Junction

Lydda Junction

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #10: The Disorder of the Future, our Spring/Summer 2021 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
The Year of Prophetic Desire

The Year of Prophetic Desire

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #10: The Disorder of the Future, our Spring/Summer 2021 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
The Ground Under Our Feet

The Ground Under Our Feet

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #10: The Disorder of the Future, our Spring/Summer 2021 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
Palestinian Labour, Unconquered

Palestinian Labour, Unconquered

This is the editorial essay from Salvage 10: The Disorder of the Future.     I. The May pogroms beginning in Sheikh Jarrah, the Palestinian neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, were not merely the work of ‘extremists’. In Israeli terms, they are not particularly...
The Anarchist in the Network

The Anarchist in the Network

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #9: That Hideous Strength, our Autumn/Winter 2020 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
Uncanny Valleys: Notes on the Future of Los Angeles

Uncanny Valleys: Notes on the Future of Los Angeles

The following article first appeared in print in Salvage #9: That Hideous Strength, our Autumn/Winter 2020 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
Jewophobia Now

Jewophobia Now

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #9: That Hideous Strength, our Autumn/Winter 2020 issue. It follows from Barnaby Raine’s ‘Jewophobia’ in Salvage #6: Evidence of Things Not Seen, responded to by Sai Englert in ‘Recentring...
On Natural and Femme Excess: An Insistence

On Natural and Femme Excess: An Insistence

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #9: That Hideous Strength, our Autumn/Winter 2020 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
The #PoliceCrackdownBill and the Fight Ahead

The #PoliceCrackdownBill and the Fight Ahead

On 16 March, the House of Commons undertook the second reading of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. People assembled in Parliament Square, rightly and indignantly protesting this lurch towards authoritarianism. It is testament to popular pressure that...
Great Griefs: Notes on the US Election

Great Griefs: Notes on the US Election

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #9: That Hideous Strength, our Autumn/Winter 2020 issue. Our back issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...
Getting Dressed for a Pandemic

Getting Dressed for a Pandemic

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content,...
Tragedy of the Worker Audiobook

Tragedy of the Worker Audiobook

An audio recording of the editorial essay The Tragedy of the Worker from Salvage 7, read by the Salvage Editorial Collective. Sound editing by Duncan Thomas. For subscribers only. You are unauthorized to view this page. Please login or sign up. **If you are an...
Tragedy of the Worker Audiobook

The Tragedy of the Worker Audiobook

A teaser of the audio recording of the editorial essay The Tragedy of the Worker from Salvage 7, read by the Salvage Editorial Collective. Sound editing by Duncan Thomas. Salvage · The Tragedy of the Worker teaser Listen to the full version    ...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

The Phallic Road to Socialism

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
Mothering Against the World: Momrades Against Motherhood

Mothering Against the World: Momrades Against Motherhood

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
Prepared for the Worst: Disaster Nationalism

Prepared for the Worst: Disaster Nationalism

The overall psychological improvement was outpacing the material advantage. Richard Grunberg, A Social History of the Third Reich If individuals behaved like groups, they would be classified as mad. Hannah Segal I. Disaster nationalism is the kairos theory of the new...
Out of the Iron Lung:  A Miasma Theory of Coronavirus

Out of the Iron Lung: A Miasma Theory of Coronavirus

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
Against Summer

Against Summer

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #7: Toward the Proletarocene. Issue 7 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content,...
Nationalism After Coronavirus

Nationalism After Coronavirus

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
A Glimmer of a Shell of a Husk

A Glimmer of a Shell of a Husk

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
Burn It All Down

Burn It All Down

The bourgeois, however, is tolerant. His love of people as they are stems from his hatred of what they might be. – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia     Throw a molotov cocktail at the precinct Salvage glorifies the burning down of the Minneapolis third police...
Striking in Striking Times: Capitalism’s Coronavirus Crisis

Striking in Striking Times: Capitalism’s Coronavirus Crisis

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
Stand Back: Reflections on a Memoir I Wrote Too Soon

Stand Back: Reflections on a Memoir I Wrote Too Soon

I think there is a person in our neighbourhood who might be dead, but I can’t be sure. In fact, many might be, of course. As you know, our pharmacist died of Covid-19, having been on diligent, caring duty with patients entering his pharmacy throughout the silently...
A Marxist Theory of Extinction

A Marxist Theory of Extinction

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #7: Towards the Proletarocene, our relaunch issue. Issues are available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to...
Not Today

Not Today

I. In a river valley, sirens’ wails reverberate. They hit a sheer rock face, the aluminum wall of an old factory, the steel beams of a bridge, then water. Back when the mills were running, sirens mounted on water towers and smokestacks brought the women out onto their...
Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness

Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness

Like many things, Salvage #8 was a little disrupted by the global pandemic, but it’s at the printers and if you’re a print subscriber, it’s on its way to you very soon. As we have announced, our comrade, friend, and contributor Neil Davidson died as we were...
Neil Davidson

Neil Davidson

9 October 1957 – 3 May 2020 It is with great sadness that we report the death of our comrade, friend, and contributor Neil Davidson. We cannot even begin here to acknowledge the political, intellectual and personal inspiration that Neil gave both to Salvage and the...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Neoliberalism as the Agent of Capitalist Self-Destruction

Neil Davidson 9 October 1957 – 3 May 2020 It is with great sadness that we report the death of our comrade, friend, and contributor Neil Davidson. We cannot even begin here to acknowledge the political, intellectual and personal inspiration that Neil gave both...
#MeToo and Queer Experience

#MeToo and Queer Experience

Thirty-seven years ago, Christopher responded to an old-fashioned print ad that I had placed. He wrote me a letter, and we talked on the phone. When we arranged to meet in person, I knew he was older than I was. But somehow I had failed to imagine what he might look...
Losing the North

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial historical truth....
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Boris Johnson is a Formidable Campaigner

Boris Johnson is a formidable campaigner. He is one of the few politicians who can connect with ordinary people. He has real charisma. He stands for a proud One Nation conservatism. He stands for law and order. Other parties might claim a line of zero tolerance. But...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

What Lies Between Hope and Fear?

They call it Project Fear. By they, I do not mean – like the bedroom tax – its critics. I mean that the people who ran the first Project Fear – also known as the ‘Better Together’ campaign during the run up to the Scottish independence referendum – themselves coined...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Fuck Boris, Save the NHS

“The main thing I’m concerned about is that schools and universities are indoctrinating students about the Empire. They say it was just bad.” When she answered the phone, I thought Kimberly at number 58 would be pretty difficult to talk round. Half...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

This Is Why We Hate You: December Editorial

What is there to say?  What can Salvage possibly add by way of ‘encouragement’, ‘propaganda’, ‘intervention’, with regard to the forthcoming British General Election, that has not been said already by those with far greater reach and impact than us? That our readers...
The Tragedy of the Worker Panel

The Tragedy of the Worker Panel

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Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Gestational Decrim

This piece was first published in print in Salvage #7: Towards the Proletarocene. The latest issue can be ordered individually here, or as part of a subscription, available here. Where our back issues are still available, they can be ordered here. Our poetry, fiction...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. – George Orwell In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing. – Oscar Wilde Okay, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So fucking what? – Angela Carter     ‘All...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Not Today

The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #7: Towards the Proletarocene, our relaunch issue. Subscriptions to our twice-yearly print issue can be set up here. Issues are also available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Silence In Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism

Once there had been the subterranean language with the underground forces. If speech at all then it was the spaces between words, and the echoes the words left, or what might be really meant under the surface. Ann Quin, ‘The Unmapped Country’ The problem with Marxism...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

The Demise of the International Proletariat of France

We had nearly the same number of immigrants twenty years ago. But they had another name then: they were called migrant workers or just plain workers. Today’s immigrant is first a worker who has lost his second name, who has lost the political form of his identity and...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

The Person, Historical Time and the Universalisation of Capital

In 1938, Marcel Mauss gave a lecture entitled ‘Une catégorie de l’esprit humain: la notion de personne, celle de “moi”’ (‘A category of the human mind: the notion of person, the notion of “self”’). The lecture traces various historical configurations of the ‘person’,...
Jewophobia

Jewophobia

by Barnaby Raine. The following pieces appeared in Salvage #6: Evidence of Things Not Seen. The issue can be ordered individually here, or as part of a subscription, available here. A short preview of this essay originally appeared on the Salvage website. Our poetry,...
Universalist, Bisexual Ambivalence: An Interview with Daniel Guérin

Against Law-sterity

The below is one of the essays published in Salvage #6: Evidence of Things Not Seen. All of the essays published in print are released online in the months after their print publication. Each issue of Salvage includes a perspectives pamphlet and many other essays, as...