Zero Squared #128: Antisemitism as a Symptom of Capitalism

Moishe Postone is a Western Marxist and a Professor of History at the University of Chicago and he is the author of the book Time, Labor and Social Domination a book that won the American Sociological Association’s prize in theory. Postone is the guest on this podcast and he discusses an essay he wrote entitled Anti-Semitism and National Socialism.  

If you’re looking for a book to help you understand late capitalism pick up Anselm Jappe’s The Writing on the Wall which is a collection that brings an understanding of Marx’s Value Theory to bear on political questions, Terry Tapp’s A Serf’s Journal which tells the story of the longest wildcat strike in US history, and, of course, Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies which is turning out to be a great conversation piece.  

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It’s all about capitalism is it?
It’s fifty years since the publication of ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ by the French writer and situationist Guy Debord. It’s a book which continues to inspire artists and writers.
Novelist Will Self argues that ‘Never before has Debord’s work seemed quite as relevant as it does now, in the permanent present that he so accurately foretold’.
In this programme Will joins Ian McMillan, along with artist Paul Harfleet and writer Nick Harkaway to consider the idea of ‘the spectacle’, and, in the first of a new Verb series, Hollie McNish introduces new poetry from Keisha Thompson

Which are the capitalists?

1) Protestors
2) Soldier
3) Devout
4) Secular
5) Males
6) Female
7) Automobile
8) All of the above


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