Kees van Dongen “La Quiétude” (1918)

Kees van Dongen “La Quiétude” (1918)

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cow and flower
book of hours, Bruges ca. 1510.
Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 3028, fol. 98r

discardingimages:

cow and flower

book of hours, Bruges ca. 1510.

Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 3028, fol. 98r

"Whenever Marx’s theory is spoken of, eventually the catchword dialectics(or: dialectical development, dialectical method, dialectical portrayal) pops up, and in most cases, there is no explanation of what exactly is meant by this word. Most notably in Marxist political parties, opponents in an argument frequently accuse each other of having an “undialectical conception” of whatever matter is being debated. Also today, in Marxist circles people speak of something standing in a “dialectical relationship” to another thing, which is supposed to clarify everything. And sometimes, whenever one makes a critical inquiry, one is answered with the know-it-all admonishment that .one has to “see things dialectically.” In this situation, one shouldn’t allow oneself to be intimidated, but should rather constantly annoy the know-it-all by asking what exactly is understood by the term “dialectics” and what the “dialectical view” looks like. More often than not, the grandiose rhetoric about dialectics is reducible to the simple fact that everything is dependent upon everything else andis in a state of interaction and that it’s all rather complicated—which is true in most cases, but doesn’t really say anything"

Michael Heinrich, An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital (via anarcholiberalism)

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"One also frequently hears from contemporary economists, insofar as they don’t reject Marx’s analysis entirely, that it is at best valid for the nineteenth century. But in the twentieth century, economic conditions have supposedly undergone such extensive change that Marx’s theory is of no use (which is why one hears so little of it in most economics departments). Such “historicizing” ways of reading Marx, which are also typical of many introductions to Marx’s Capital, are at the very least opposed to Marx’s own understanding of his work. In the foreword to the first volume Marx writes the following concerning the object of his research:

What I have to examine in this work is the capitalist mode of production, and the relations of production and forms of intercourse [Verkehrsverhaltnisse] that correspond to it. Until now, their locus classicus has been England. That is the reason why England is used as the main illustration of the theoretical developments I make. [ … ] Intrinsically, it is not a question of the higher or lower degree of development of the social antagonisms that spring from the natural laws of capitalist production. It is a question of these laws themselves, of these tendencies winning their way through and working themselves with iron necessity.(Capital, 1:90-91)

Here Marx explicitly states that he is concerned neither with the history of capitalism nor with a specific historical phase of capitalism, but rather with a “theoretical” analysis of capitalism: examined are the essential determinants of capitalism, those elements which must remain the same regardless of all historical variations so that we may speak of “capitalism” as such. W hat is portrayed is therefore not a (historically or geographically) specific capitalism, but rather, as Marx says at the end of the third volume of Capital, “We are only out to present the internal organization of the capitalist mode of production, its ideal average, as it were” (Capital, 3:970)."

Michael Heinrich, An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital (via anarcholiberalism)

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Documentary in French about the involvement of anarchists in the Algerian decolonization struggle

Turkish anarchists in support of the city of Kobanê, besieged by forces of the Islamic State (Daech).

Left Out? The Syrian Revolution and the Crisis of the Left

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peekaboo

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peekaboo

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