Fascism without fascism. In an age in which things are unclear, tendencies yet to congeal, political substances yet to find their settled form, we have to resort to contradiction. Theory must be as indeterminate, and speculative, as reality itself: a roll of the dice.
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....
Life exists in Vernadskian space. A globe, twenty-five kilometres deep, from the oceanic abyss to the outer limit of the troposphere. A biosphere, to the destruction of which, humanity is witness, and of which, perpetrator.
The use of the term ‘Afro-pessimism’ is symptomatic of the historical ignorance of the Afro-pessimist™ (or what Greg Thomas has recently called Afro-pessimism 2.0), whose grasp of African history is about as solid as that of Hegel.
ISSUE 7 – AUTUMN 2019
Towards the Proletarocene
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Hope doesn’t always feel like victory. Hope can feel like not being isolated.
“I don’t want to talk about it. I’m sick of being lied to. None of them mean anything they say.”
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...
Félix Guattari is widely discussed among philosophers, particularly feminists and specialists in ecology and technology. But in the Anglophone world, political organisers tend to ignore him. In part this is due to academic paywalls and university strictures confining...
by Elia El Khazen
On May 6th, citizens of Lebanon had the opportunity to vote in a general election for the first time in nine years.
Jordy Rosenberg: Since so many Salvage readers are in the UK, could you talk a bit about your how you see the West Virginia strike in relation to the UK strikes. I know you've been in touch with comrades on both fronts, and I'm wondering if you'd like to discuss...
From the Archive
George Souvlis and Ankica Čakardić: What were the formative experiences for you politically and personally? Cinzia Arruzza: This is a difficult question to answer, as I became an activist at the age of thirteen, and since then my whole life has been shaped by this...
At the launch of David Roediger’s collection, Race, Class and Marxism it was invigorating to see so many people crowd into the un-air-conditioned space on a hot Friday evening to hear four brilliant thinkers talk about race. And so it was dispiriting that during...
‘Tamil will die a slow death The languages of the West will triumph in this world.’ So says the simpleton; Alas! what an accusation! —Subramania Bharati I. We live among the ghosts of languages. Here in Philadelphia, the streets are named for and in...