The Science and Passion of Communism

The Science and Passion of Communism presents his Soviet and internationalist battles in the revolutionary post-WWI period until that against Stalinism, and those in the post-WWII period against the triumphant U.S. capitalism and for an ...

The Science and Passion of Communism

Amadeo Bordiga was one of the greatest figures of the Third Communist International. The Science and Passion of Communism presents his Soviet and internationalist battles in the revolutionary post-WWI period until that against Stalinism, and those in the post-WWII period against the triumphant U.S. capitalism and for an original, updated re-presentation of Marxist critique of political economy.

The SAGE Handbook of Marxism

Bordiga, Amedeo (2020) The Science and Passion of Communism, ed. Pietro Basso, trans. Giacomo Donis and Patrick Camiller. Leiden and Boston: Brill. Bosteels, Bruno (2017) 'State or Commune: Viewing the October Revolution from the Land ...

The SAGE Handbook of Marxism

This handbook advances the debate with essays that rigorously map and renew the concepts that have provided the groundwork and main currents for Marxist theory, and showcases interventions that set the agenda for Marxist research in the 21st century.

Automation and Autonomy

In The Science and Passion of Communism: Selected Writings of Amadeo Bordiga (1912–1965), ed. Pietro Basso. Leiden/Boston: Brill. Braverman, Harry. 1998. Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century.

Automation and Autonomy

This book argues that Marxist theory is essential for understanding the contemporary industrialization of the form of artificial intelligence (AI) called machine learning. It includes a political economic history of AI, tracking how it went from a fringe research interest for a handful of scientists in the 1950s to a centerpiece of cybernetic capital fifty years later. It also includes a political economic study of the scale, scope and dynamics of the contemporary AI industry as well as a labour process analysis of commercial machine learning software production, based on interviews with workers and management in AI companies around the world, ranging from tiny startups to giant technology firms. On the basis of this study, Steinhoff develops a Marxist analysis to argue that the popular theory of immaterial labour, which holds that information technologies increase the autonomy of workers from capital, tending towards a post-capitalist economy, does not adequately describe the situation of high-tech digital labour today. In the AI industry, digital labour remains firmly under the control of capital. Steinhoff argues that theories discerning therein an emergent autonomy of labour are in fact witnessing labour’s increasing automation.

The Marx Revival

Stati Uniti, Europa, Italia (Angeli, 2010) and The Science and Passion of Communism: Selected Writings of Amadeo Bordiga 1912–1965 (Brill, 2019). Heather A. Brown is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Westfield State University ...

The Marx Revival

The planet is in deep trouble because of capitalism, and Karl Marx, freed from the chains of “real socialism”, is being rediscovered all around the world as the thinker who provided us with its most insightful critique. The Marx Revival is the best, most complete and most modern guide to Marx's ideas that has appeared since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Written by highly reputed international experts, in a clear form accessible to a wider public, it brings together the liveliest and most thought-provoking contemporary interpretations of Marx's work. It presents what he actually wrote in respect of 22 key concepts, the areas that require updating as a result of changes since the late-nineteenth century, and the reasons why it is still of such relevance in today's world. The result is a collection that will prove indispensable both for specialists and for a new generation approaching Marx's work for the first time.

Rethinking Alternatives with Marx

... and The Science and Passion of Communism: Selected Writings of Amadeo Bordiga 1912–1965 (Brill, 2020). Michael Brie is Senior Fellow and President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Berlin—Germany).

Rethinking Alternatives with Marx

This book presents a Marx that is in many ways different from the one popularized by the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism. The dual aim of this edited volume is to contribute to a new critical discussion of some of the classical themes of Marx’s thought and to develop a deeper analysis of certain questions to which relatively little attention has been paid until recently. Contributions of globally renowned scholars, from nine countries and multiple academic disciplines, offer diverse and innovative perspectives on Marx’s points of view about ecology, migration, gender, the capitalist mode of production, the labour movement, globalization, social relations, and the contours of a possible socialist alternative. The result is a collection that will prove indispensable for all specialists in the field and which suggests that Marx’s analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly today than they did in his own time.

Routledge Handbook of Marxism and Post Marxism

been able to depict so vividly the distinctive characteristics of the socialist and communist society. ... The Science and the Passion of Communism: Selected Writings of Amadeo Bordiga 1912–1965. Leiden: Brill. Bordiga. Amadeo. 1950.

Routledge Handbook of Marxism and Post Marxism

In the past two decades, Marxism has enjoyed a revitalization as a research program and a growth in its audience. This renaissance is connected to the revival of anti-capitalist contestation since the Seattle protests in 1999 and the impact of the global economic and financial crisis in 2007–8. It intersects with the emergence of Post-Marxism since the 1980s represented by thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas, Chantal Mouffe, Ranajit Guha and Alain Badiou. This handbook explores the development of Marxism and Post-Marxism, setting them in dialogue against a truly global backdrop. Transcending the disciplinary boundaries between philosophy, economics, politics and history, an international range of expert contributors guide the reader through the main varieties and preoccupations of Marxism and Post-Marxism. Through a series of framing and illustrative essays, readers will explore these traditions, starting from Marx and Engels themselves, through the thinkers of the Second and Third Internationals (Rosa Luxemburg, Lenin and Trotsky, among others), the Tricontinental, and Subaltern and Post-Colonial Studies, to more contemporary figures such as Huey Newton, Fredric Jameson, Judith Butler, Immanuel Wallerstein and Samir Amin. The Routledge Handbook of Marxism and Post-Marxism will be of interest to scholars and researchers of philosophy, cultural studies and theory, sociology, political economics and several areas of political science, including political theory, Marxism, political ideologies and critical theory.

A Passion for Discovery

This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians.

A Passion for Discovery

This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, these stories cluster around some general themes having to do with the interaction between scientists, and with the impact of historic events OCo such as the advent of fascism and communism in the twentieth century OCo on scientists'' behavior. Briefly, but lucidly, some of the beautiful science that brought these scientists together in the first place is explained.Author''s webpage: http: //freund9.googlepages.com/peterfreundwritings."

Marx s Capital after 150 Years

Critique de la rationalité institutionnelle de l'oppression (Syllepse, 2016), and The Science and the Passion of Communism. Selected Writings of Amadeo Bordiga (1912–1965) (Brill, forthcoming 2019). He is also the editor of Razzismo ...

Marx s Capital after 150 Years

Faced with a new crisis of capitalism, many scholars are now looking back to the author whose ideas were too hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the last decade, Marx’s Capital has received renewed academic and popular attention. It has been reprinted in new editions throughout the world and the contemporary relevance of its pages is being discussed again. Today, Marx’s analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly than they did in his own time and Capital continues to provide an effective framework to understand the nature of capitalism and its transformations. This volume includes the proceedings of the biggest international conference held in the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Capital’s publication. The book is divided into three parts: I) "Capitalism, Past and Present"; II) "Extending the Critique of Capital"; III) "The Politics of Capital". It contains the contributions of globally renowned scholars from 13 countries and multiple academic disciplines who offer diverse perspectives, and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism while pointing to alternative economic and social models. Together, they reconsider the most influential historical debates on Capital and provide new interpretations of Marx’s magnum opus in light of themes rarely associated with Capital, such as gender, ecology, and non-European societies. The book is an indispensable source for academic communities who are increasingly interested in rediscovering Marx beyond 20th century Marxism. Moreover, it will be of great appeal to students, as well as established scholars interested in critique of capitalism and socialist theory.

Toward Socialist America

The State is all!

Toward Socialist America

The State is all! Every man's life is at the call of the nation and so must be every man's property. We are living today in a highly organized state of socialism. The state is all; the individual is of importance only as he contributes to the welfare of the state. His property is his only as the State does not need it. He must hold his life and possessions at the call of the State. Bernard Baruch Advisor to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Everything for the State, nothing outside the State, Nothing above the State!v Benito Mussolini Fascist dictator of Italy We are socialist, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system . . . , and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions. Adolph Hitler National Socialist dictator of Germany Every new local or federal public ownership project is an added nail in the coffin that will finally contain capitalism. Joseph Stalin Communist dictator

Freedom s Laboratory

The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science Audra J. Wolfe. the skills and passion of these committed anti- Communists. In July 1946, Schlesinger published an exposé in Life magazine of how the Communist Party had infiltrated US ...

Freedom s Laboratory

Closing in the present day with a discussion of the 2017 March for Science and the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, the book demonstrates the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States.

The Lost World of British Communism

As they saw it (a perception not extinct today) Communists were the only people with 'strategy'. They brought, in Lenin's terms, 'sober calculation' to their tasks, combining 'tremendous passion' with 'great coolness'.44 They arrived at ...

The Lost World of British Communism

A vivid account of the Communist Party of Great Britain. The Lost World of British Communism is a vivid account of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Raphael Samuel, one of post-war Britain's most notable historians, draws on novels of the period and childhood recollections of London's East End, as well as memoirs and Party archives, to evoke the world of British Communism in the 1940s. Samuel conjures up the era when the movement was at the height of its political and theoretical power, brilliantly bringing to life an age in which the Communist Party enjoyed huge prestige as a bulwark for the struggles against fascism and colonialism.

Passion and Perception

And in the category of further speculation, the science fiction writers took on the depiction of an entirely new world to ... to communism) and the endless horizons it opened to them through the device of blending Marxism with “Marsism.

Passion and Perception

This collection of "Stitesiana" includes 29 essays on Russian culture, representing the bulk of 20 years of scholarship, in addition to well-known monographs and diverse pieces in popular magazines.

Cyclopaedia of Political Science Political Economy and of the Political History of the United States

The régime of communism and labor are like all other faculties , has need of practice and Men do not begin by ... base passion . — Communism has been thusiasm which religion itself does not always at work in the world , and it may be ...

Cyclopaedia of Political Science  Political Economy  and of the Political History of the United States


Problems of Communism

This essay will seek to ical effect ; hence Soviet communism has regarded passion by itself as suspect and laid stress on conMr. Pye is Professor of Political Science at the trolling one's feelings . ' In Chinese communism , the ...

Problems of Communism


A Passion for Truth

At his funeral his eulogists made up a who's who of power and influence: Mayor Ed Koch, Governor George Pataki, Norman Podhoretz, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Henry Kissinger, Rupert Murdoch, and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who introduces ...

A Passion for Truth

A passion for truth presents the best and most representative writings of Eric Breindel, the internationally renowned conservative thinker who for more than a decade ran the editorial page of the New York Post and was one of New York's most eloquent and influential voices. Before his sudden death in March 1997 at the age of forty-two, Eric Breindel has already done more--and suffered more--than many people twice his age. At his funeral his eulogists made up a who's who of power and influence: Mayor Ed Koch, Governor George Pataki, Norman Podhoretz, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Henry Kissinger, Rupert Murdoch, and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who introduces this volume. Breindel was a star early. He wrote editorials for the New Republic during his early years at Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman if the Harvard Crimson and graduated magna cum laude. He received graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School before he was twenty-five--and all this despite a series of injuries and physical maladies that kept him in constant pain. Caring deeply about politics--at the time he was a Democrat with neoconservative views on foreign policy--Breindel moved to Washington in 1983 and went to work for Daniel Patrick Moynihan on the Senate Intelligence Committee staff. At thirty he returned to journalism and was hired to run the New York Post's editorial and op-ed pages, also writing a weekly column called "Agendas." Over the next eleven years, in more than five hundred columns, Breindel came back relentlessly and passionately to only three topics: Communism, Israel and the fate of the Jews, and the fall and rise of New York City. All three were intimately connected for Breindel, the child of Holocaust survivors who made a new life for themselves in the United States. In A Passion for Truth, John Podhoretz, Breindel's friend, colleague, and successor as the Post's editorial page editor, has selected sixty-nine of the "Agendas" columns, grouped them by major theme, and introduced and commented on them. These collected columns, which show Breidel at his most intellectually, politically, and emotionally engaged, bring a special richness of insight, analysis, and emotion to some of our most important and compelling issues.

Mythical Thinking in Political Life

A study of the role of passion and reason in national life with an emphasis on the role of myth and mythmaking in the emergence of modern Ireland.

Mythical Thinking in Political Life

A study of the role of passion and reason in national life with an emphasis on the role of myth and mythmaking in the emergence of modern Ireland.

Anarchy and Anarchists Communism Socialism and Nihilism in Doctrine and in Deed

The revolutionist is selfoffered; has no personal interest, but is absorbed by the one passion, the revolution. 2. He is at war with the existing order of society and lives to destroy it. 3. He despises society in its present form and ...

Anarchy and Anarchists  Communism  Socialism  and Nihilism in Doctrine and in Deed

It will be found in the succeeding pages that neither animosity against the revolutionists, nor partiality to the State, has influenced the work. I have dealt with this episode in Chicago’s history as calmly and as fairly as I am able. I have tried to put myself in the position of the misguided men whose conspiracy led to the Haymarket explosion and to the gallows; to understand their motives; to appreciate their ideals—for so only could this volume be properly written. And to present a broader view, I have added a history of all forms of Socialism, Communism, Nihilism and Anarchy. In this, though necessarily brief, it has been the purpose to give all the important facts, and to set forth the theories of all those who, whether moderate or radical, whether sincerely laboring in the interests of humanity or boisterously striving for notoriety, have endeavored or pretended to improve upon the existing order of society. After the dynamite bomb exploded, carrying death into the ranks of men with whom I had been for years closely associated—after an impudent attack had been made upon our law and upon our system, which I was sworn to defend—it came to me as a duty to the State, a duty to my dead and wounded comrades, to bring the guilty men to justice; to expose the conspiracy to the world, and thus to assist in vindicating the law. How the duty was performed, this story tells. It is a plain narrative whose interest lies in the momentous character of the facts which it relates. Much of it is now for the first time given to the public. I have drawn upon the records of the case, made in court, but more especially upon the reports made to me, during the progress of the investigation, by the many detectives who were working under my direction. I can say for my book no more than this: that from the first page to the last there is no material statement which is not to my knowledge true. The reader, then, may at least depend upon the accuracy of the information presented here, even if I cannot make any other claim.

Political Reason in the Age of Ideology

In this stimulating collection of essays, inspired by the centennial of Aron’s birth, a distinguished group of North American and European scholars—including Pierre Manent, Stanley Hoffmann, Irving Louis Horowitz, Liah Greenfeld, Claude ...

Political Reason in the Age of Ideology

A little over one hundred years after his birth, and not quite twenty-five years since his death, interest in the French political philosopher and sociologist Raymond Aron (1905-1983) continues to grow. Aron is now widely recognized as one of the most significant intellectual figures of the postwar period, whose wide-ranging reflections played a key part in preserving liberal democracy in Europe and abroad. His sober analyses of modern society, his trenchant critique of ideological politics and every form of totalitarianism, and his philosophical reflections on politics and history have given powerful support to democratic liberalism throughout the western world. Aron’s work combines passion and observation, disinterested reflection and love of liberty in a way that is an imitable model for humane and balanced political reflection. In this stimulating collection of essays, inspired by the centennial of Aron’s birth, a distinguished group of North American and European scholars—including Pierre Manent, Stanley Hoffmann, Irving Louis Horowitz, Liah Greenfeld, Claude Lefort, and Aurelian Craiutu—examine four key aspects of Aron’s thought and work: his educative legacy; his reflections on other philosophers and intellectuals; his distinctive approach to international relations; and the unique character of his own political reflection. The result is a masterful engagement with Aron’s intellectual legacy and a thoughtful coming to terms with the political and intellectual substance of the twentieth century.

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science RLE Social Theory

The'other head of French communism, and it is this head which confers upon French communism its label of bastard, is full of ideas of ... rather a passion for world order, and the desire that such an ordered system be headed by France.

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science  RLE Social Theory

The annual Conferences on Value Inquiry bring together philosophers, scientists and humanists to discuss the many facets of the problem of value in the experience of the individual and in contemporary society. One of the criteria in choosing papers for the Conference is the ability to stimulate discussion and clarification. The papers in the present volumes show deep concern with the problems and responsibilities in making choices of value.

Strategy and Tactics of World Communism

And again it is permissible for Cominform , which is the world government of International communism in our days ... In Stalin's classic definition , Marxism is ' the science of the revolution of the oppressed and exploited masses ...

Strategy and Tactics of World Communism