We allow justly that the Holocaust has permanently altered the consciousness of...– Edward Said, in the Preface to Orientalism (via trastorn)
[Stuart] Hall has been engaged for some time in a precarious balancing-act...– Terry Eagleton, in his chapter “Stuart Hall” of his book, Figures of Dissent
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient...– Vladimir I. Lenin (via callmerojas)
Lenin, whom the Congress has not yet seen, is given the floor for a report on...– Leon Trotsky, “The Congress of the Soviet Dictatorship,” in The History of the Russian Revolution (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
Ukraine communists, nationalists clash on... →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Ukrainian communists and nationalists clashed Sunday in scuffles in rival marches marking the anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917 that brought the Bolsheviks to power, an Agence France-Presse correspondent at the scene reported. About 2,000 Communist party supporters gathered in the center of Kiev to mark the 93th anniversary of the October Revolution in...
Walter Lippmann, the icon of American journalism in the twentieth century,...– Slavoj Zizek, in First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
If philosophy serves any purpose, it is to take away the chalice of sad passions...– Alain Badiou, in the introduction to his book, Pocket Pantheon
The materialist doctrine that men are products of circumstances and upbringing,...– Marx, Thesis 3 of his Theses on Feuerbach
A commodity is therefore a mysterious thing →
saltomortale: Whence, then, arises the enigmatical character of the product of labour, so soon as it assumes the form of commodities? Clearly from this form itself. The equality of all sorts of human labour is expressed objectively by their products all being equally values; the measure of the expenditure of labour power by the duration of that expenditure, takes the form of the quantity of...