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Benjamin and Brecht

Attrition in friendship
by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Extras

Andrew McGettigen on Benjamin and Brecht’s games of chess.


A sudden topicality

Marx, Nietzsche and the politics of crisis
by / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Article

Marx, Nietzsche and the politics of crisis


As flowers turn towards the sun

Walter Benjamin’s Bergsonian image of the past
by / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Article

Benjamin’s theses ‘On the Concept of History’, the final precipitate of the unfinished Arcades Project, was intended to strike at the fundamental pillars of a thought complicit in its times.1 On the seventieth anniversary of the Ribbentrop–Molotov pact, which prompted its drafting, it is tempting to question the attraction of this …


Notes on the photographic image

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image


Walter Benjamin and the Red Army Faction, Part 3

by / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Article


Elasticity of demand

Reflections on 'The Wire'
by / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Article


Walter Benjamin and the Red Army Faction, Part 2

by / RP 153 (Jan/Feb 2009) / Article


Walter Benjamin and the Red Army Faction, Part 1

by / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Article


Flux and flurry

Stillness and hypermovement in animated worlds
by / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Article


Marx and the philosophy of time

by / RP 147 (Jan/Feb 2008) / Article


The absolute artwork meets the absolute commodity

by / RP 146 (Nov/Dec 2007) / Article


The promise of justice

by / RP 143 (May/Jun 2007) / Article


Doing something and doing nothing

Dossier: documenta 12 magazines project
by / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Article, documenta 12 magazines project, Dossier

Culture is put busily to work these days. In Europe, certainly, culture is made the bearer of promises – the promise of a better quality of life, of a more educated public, of a more efficient and value-added cultural sphere, and, not least, the promise of regenerated economies. These promises are expressed in cultural policy …


The Dreambird of Experience

Utopia, Possibility, Boredom
by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Article


W.G. Sebald and the modern art of memory

by / RP 132 (Jul/Aug 2005) / Article


Walter Benjamin und die Künste, Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin, October 2004–January 2005

Crevices and footholds
by / RP 131 (May/Jun 2005) / Reviews


The tragedy of listening

Nono, Cacciari, critical thought and compositional practice
by / RP 125 (May/Jun 2004) / Article

Music and philosophy follow the same principle of working, that of construction and deconstruction. They are both systems for arriving at a poetical structure. Massimo Cacciari

Luigi Nono (1924-1990) occupies a key place in the development of contemporary music. Conventional accounts identify him as the composer who in the …


120 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Reviews

Beatrice Hanssen and Andrew Benjamin, eds, Walter Benjamin and Romanticism Helga Geyer-Ryan et al., eds, Benjamin Studies, Volume 1: Perception and Experience in Modernity Michael Löwy and Robert Sayre, Romanticism against the Tide of Modernity Walter Benjamin, Selected Writings, Volume 3: 1935–1938 Nickolas Lambrianou

Fredric Jameson, A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the …


All their play becomes fruitful

The utopian child of Charles Fourier
by / RP 115 (Sep/Oct 2002) / Article

The central tenet of Charles Fourierʼs theory was the promise of universal happiness and social unity through a radical revision of manʼs relationship to labour. Vehemently opposed to both the violence of mass insurrection and the hypocrisies and corruption of burgeoning industrial capitalism, he dreamed of a pacific cultural revolution that would emerge …


101 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 101 (May/Jun 2000) / Reviews

Louis Althusser, Machiavelli and Us Francis Mulhern

Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project Esther Leslie

Francis Mulhern, The Present Lasts a Long Time: Essays in Cultural Politics W.J. McCormack

Fred Halliday, Revolution and World Politics: The Rise and Fall of the Sixth Great Power Noel Parker, Revolutions and History: An Essay in Interpretation Gregory Elliott

Pierre …