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From the end of national Lefts to subversive movements for Europe

Dossier: The Greek Symptom: Debt, Crisis and the Crisis of the Left
by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Article, Dossier, The Greek Symptom

When we speak of the globalization of markets we also speak of a limitation imposed on the sovereignty of nation-states. In Western Europe, the essential error of national left-wing movements and parties [des gauches nationales] has been their failure to understand that globalization is an irreversible phenomenon.

Up until the fall of the Soviet Union, …

How can the aporia of the ‘European people’ be resolved?

Dossier: The Greek Symptom: Debt, Crisis and the Crisis of the Left
by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Article, Dossier, The Greek Symptom

The question that I deal with here is by no means a purely speculative one. It certainly evokes theoretical notions from different disciplines and from philosophy, but it does so because of a specific economy of circumstances, a crisis of economics, in a particular place (Greece), which happens to be at the origin of the …

Political theology, religious fundamentalism and modern politics

by / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Article

In order to define a single and indivisible sovereign political power, Western modernity needed to separate itself from the ecclesiastical power that impeded this unity and indivisibility. Consequently, public expressions of religion were placed under the control of rulers and intimate expressions were relegated to the private realm. This task was broadly supported …

The global capital leviathan

by / RP 165 (Jan/Feb 2011) / Commentary

The money mandarins of global capitalism and their political agents are utilizing the global crisis to impose brutal austerity and attempting to dismantle what is left of welfare systems and social states in Europe, North America and elsewhere. The budgetary and fiscal crises that supposedly justify spending cuts and austerity are …

Who needs postcoloniality?

A reply to Lindner
by / RP 164 (Nov/Dec 2010) / Article

In Marx’s articles for the New York Tribune on British colonialism in India and the events leading to the Second Anglo-Chinese War (Opium War), critics have caught sight of a double mission attributed by him to British imperialism and colonialism to tear down the structure of archaic societies and lay the …

The global movement

Seattle, ten years on
by / RP 159 (Jan/Feb 2010) / Commentary

On the tenth anniversary of the 1999 protests against the WTO in Seattle, Rodrigo Nunes considers the legacy of the so-called “global movement” and argues it was only ever a global moment.

They the people

Problems of alter-globalization
by / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / Article

You have asked for current thinking about different concepts and forms of political collectivity. If I were speaking as an academic, I would, I suppose, look once again at the implications of ‘multitudes’, as conceived by our colleagues and allies Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt. Speaking as an activist, however, I am obliged to say …

Symposium on Keynes

No New Deal Is Possible, Keynesianism Constrained, The Politics of the Long Run
by , and / RP 155 (May/Jun 2009) / Commentary

No New Deal Is Possible Antonio Negri

Keynesianism Constrained Jim Tomlinson

The Politics of the Long Run Yutaka Nagahara

Slumming it

Mike Davis’s grand narrative of urban revolution
by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Article

Commodity aesthetics revisited

Exchange relations as the source of antagonistic aesthetization
by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / Article

Antonio Negri and Danilo Zolo

Empire and the multitude: A dialogue on the new order of globalization
by and / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Interview

Danilo Zolo For a long time I resisted the calls, from many quarters, to publicly debate Empire, the book you co-authored with Michael Hardt, which has prompted a debate of exceptional scope and intensity on both sides of the Atlantic. I was inhibited by a sense of impotence before such a complex, ambitious and extensive …

Globalization and modern philosophy

by / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / Article

Quartering the millennium

by / RP 116 (Nov/Dec 2002) / Article

Oppositional mentalities

Intellectuals, protest and the Left
by / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Commentary

A global public sphere?

by / RP 111 (Jan/Feb 2002) / Commentary

History and the process of mourning in Hegel and Freud

by / RP 106 (Mar/Apr 2001) / Article

The space of flows and timeless time

Manuel Castells’s The Information Age
by / RP 097 (Sep/Oct 1999) / Article

Globalization is ordinary

The transnationalization of cultural studies
by / RP 090 (Jul/Aug 1998) / Article


by / RP 080 (Nov/Dec 1996) / Commentary

Aijaz Ahmad

Nationalism, Post-colonialism, Communism
by , and / RP 076 (Mar/Apr 1996) / Interview