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The Anarchist in the Network

On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

Uncanny Valleys: Notes on the Future of Los Angeles

Before us, the flood During the winter of 2019, the Los Angeles River looked, freakishly, like a river. Paved under and over in 1938 to control flooding, it has spent most of the past few decades looking more like a meek trickle winding its way...

Destroying the Means of Planetary Destruction: In Conversation with Andreas Malm

In urgent times comes the urgent necessity of new hedonism, and
of inflicting losses on our enemies, of revelling in certain fires.

So Much for Radical Pedagogy: In Conversation with Helen Charman

Radical difficulty, the political power of necessary embarrassment, working-class life, dignity and poetry.

Scotland After Covid-19: Independence, Nationalism and the Myth of Devolution 

On relative merits of relative ruling-class competence to the north.

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On Natural and Femme Excess: An Insistence

On Natural and Femme Excess: An Insistence

To anyone who has been told that the only way you’ll be taken seriously, tolerated, allowed to do what you want, be worthy of love, is if you tone it down – look around you! The ugly, suicidal world is in desperate need, above all else, of your beauty and of care. Of aesthetics and healing. Ornament and communism.

Acting as if one is Already Free: David Graeber’s Political Economy and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

Acting as if one is Already Free: David Graeber’s Political Economy and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

Graeber’s _Bullshit Jobs_ was a best-seller, but its critique of modern work has only just begun to impact conventional leftist politics. The same goes for his major ‘theoretical’ work, _Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value_ – a more academic, but richly insightful, work. His insights should offer critical guidance to the Left, in today’s bleak political context.

Salvage Perspectives #9: That Hideous Strength

Salvage Perspectives #9: That Hideous Strength

Far more of Biden’s voters chose him on the basis of opposing the other candidate, than did Trump’s. Should the Democratic vote collapse, should turnout slide again, as seems eminently likely, particularly on the basis of this unenthusiastic foundation, it is not unlikely that a Trump-style candidate – if not Trump himself – could achieve a majority of the popular vote as well as an electoral college win. 

ISSUE 10: SPRING / SUMMER 2021

The Disorder of the Future

 

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