I had the pleasure of interviewing philosopher Frank Smecker on his new book, Night of the World: Traversing the Ideology of Objectivity published by Zero Books. Frank’s book is a real contribution to the field of philosophy and cultural critique, and I highly recommend it for theorists and thinkers that are interested in engaging with thinking through current problems while thinking. We too often suspend thinking in our rush to do something. And why not?
Archive for the ‘Liburu Kritikak’ Category
François Chesnais “Réflexions sur « Le capital au XXIe siècle » de Thomas Piketty” (Attac – 2013/10/2013)By Lapiko Kritikoa • Apr 21st, 2014
Le capital au XXIe siècle de Thomas Piketty  est un gros livre (plus de 950 pages) au titre ambitieux, ce dont il est tout à fait conscient. Le livre aurait pu être plus long encore, puisque Piketty renvoie à des annexes sur son site Internet. Cependant, il cerne soigneusement son sujet. On sait dès les premières lignes qu’il […]
This isn’t likely to become a bestseller, dog-eared copies proudly clutched to the chests of a singular, reinvigorated revolutionary political movement. But even Althusser’s unwitting legacy over contemporary attitudes of wearied exasperation at gross economic imbalance is tricky to discount.
At the height of her reign, M Thatcher declared that in the neoliberal counter-revolution, economics was the method but the object was to change the soul. Judging from the bleak emotional landscapes that so many of us seem to inhabit, that project has succeeded beyond its protagonists’ wildest dreams.
Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala’s Hermeneutic Communism by Imanol Galfarsoro, Eduardo Mendieta & Arne De Boever (LARB – 2014/01/19)By Imanol Galfarsoro • Jan 20th, 2014
ACCORDING TO SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK, Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala’s Hermeneutic Communism “is a book that everyone who thinks about radical politics needs like the air he or she breathes!” Since its publication in 2011, Vattimo and Zabala’s text has been translated into several languages; a volume of critical essays about the book will appear next year, with contributions […]
Irunzkin hau Jon Juaristik argitaratutako azken liburuaren harira dator. Liburua Historia mínima del País Vasco deitzen da. Ez dut liburua irakurri, eta ez dut uste irakurriko dudanik. Espainiako Abc egunkariak (Diez verdades y mentiras sobre el País Vasco) eta Europa Press agentziak (Jon Juaristi: “Los nacionalistas hablan de independencia de manera retórica, quieren mantener privilegios”) […]
To deconstruct Zionism is, therefore, to demand justice for its victims – not only for the Palestinians, who are suffering from it, but also for the anti-Zionist Jews, ‘erased’ from the officially consecrated account of Zionist history… First, the biggest threat to the wellbeing and security of Israeli Jews (and, often, by implication of Jews who live elsewhere in the world and are assumed to be the supporters of Israeli policies) is neither Iran nor Syria; it is the State of Israel itself.
12 Years a Slave: in our ‘post-racial’ age the legacy of slavery lives on (Paul Gilroy – the guardian 10/11/03)By Lapiko Kritikoa • Nov 12th, 2013
Some commentators have misread the film as a costume drama, while others recoil from its shocking implications for the age of Obama – a time in which the old assumptions of racial solidarity are being shattered but the lessons of the resulting disappointment have proved hard to learn. Rather than fade away, racism – rooted in past injury – has proved both durable and potent in what we’ve been told are today’s post-racial conditions.
In over 70 popular books, Žižek analyzes operas, films and advertisements for the unconscious realities that they symptomize and/or symbolize. So in this follow-up to The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (one need not watch the Pervert’s Guides in order), what better idea than to transpose Žižek into the very films that he analyzes—allowing him to explain his critique to us from within the scene itself?
Günther Andersen argitalpen berri baten harira. Kaleratu berria da (DDT/Besatari, Bilbo 2012), Günther Anders pentsalariaren testu aukeratuekin osatutako edizio bat, gazteleraz. Izenburua: “Si estoy desesperado ¿a mí qué me importa?“ (“Etsita banago, zer axola niri?”) Hitzaurrea: Javier Rodríguez Hidalgo. Itzulpena alemanetik: Elena Martinez Rubio. Azala: John Heartfielden (1891-1968) irudi baten moldaketa. Edizio honek sei testu […]