Monday, April 29, 2013

When Derrida discovered Marx - LARB

When Derrida discovered Marx -

For Derrida & his generation and even afterwards Marxism was ' mother's milk'. But in course of time Spectres of Marx began to haunt them. Why? Find out the connection between Derrida's ' deconstruction ' and Gorbachev's ' perestroika '.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Do public intellectuals matter?

Do public intellectuals matter?:

An intellectual is acquainted both with history and history of ideas. Public intellectuals try to advance freedom and knowledge. Relevance of public intellectuals will always be felt.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

‘The Undivided Past,’ by David Cannadine

‘The Undivided Past,’ by David Cannadine -

Conflicts & divisions are considered moving force of history by many ideologies, notably Marxism. Will divisions be a thing of the past? Find in this review of a book a fresh insight.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Resistance, Rebellion, and Writing - Albert Camus

resistance, rebellion, and writing - / current issue:

Albert Camus invited the wrath of fellow Leftists for disagreeing with the then prevailing view that violence was a necessary part of revolution, resistance and change. Frantz Fanon derided him as ' sweet sister ' and Sartre talked of his 'beautiful spirit' mockingly. But Camus was right as later course of history proved.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The End of Everything

The end of everything - The Washington Post:

Ever since Raymond Aron described ideology as opium of intellectuals and Daniel Bell declared the End of Ideology and Francis Fukuyama predicted the End of History, the End literature and predictions have flooded the intellectual space. From End of Politics to End of Science , from End of Men to End of Future have been craving for our attention. Find in this Washington Post article the real significance of this End business.