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Rebecca Lossin: Against the Universal Library

A librarian reflects on her profession’s destructive and preservative urges, from microfilming of newspaper archives in the 1940s, via stress-testing expe...   [ continue reading...]

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Cengiz Gunes: Turkey's New Left

Can the Peoples’ Democratic Party, the most successful left-wing force in Turkey’s history, avoid the fate of its vanquished predecessors? Cengiz Gu...   [ continue reading...]

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Thomas Meaney: Fancies and Fears of a Latin Europe

Thomas Meaney on Wolf Lepenies, Die Macht am Mittelmeer: Französische Träume von einem anderen Europa. Sardonic retrospect of persistent French delus...   [ continue reading...]

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Régis Debray: Civilization: A Grammar

Cameos from the motley, tangled lives of history’s major spatial divisions are woven with reflections on the Americanization of French culture, revealing...   [ continue reading...]

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Franco Moretti, Leonardo Impett: Totentanz

Pivotal to Aby Warburg’s enigmatic Atlas Mnemosyne—which attempted to track morphological similarity from classical art down through the Renaissance...   [ continue reading...]

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Daniel Finn: Erdoğan's Cesspit

As the AKP’s crackdown on political dissent continues and Erdoğan’s autocratic ambitions become ever more apparent, his Western apologists lame...   [ continue reading...]

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David Broder: Eastern Light on Western Marxism

David Broder on Domenico Losurdo, Il marxismo occidentale: Come nacque, come morì, come può rinascere. Western Marxism in the light of an ‘E...   [ continue reading...]

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Roberto Schwarz: Antonio Candido 1918–2017

Pioneer analyst of a Brazilian literary space, Candido surveyed Western cultural centres and their contending theories, not simply to measure up local experienc...   [ continue reading...]

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Charnvit Kasetsiri: Ben Anderson 1936–2015

Affecting tribute to the author of Imagined Communities, tracking a friend’s life from birth in pre-war Yunnan to exclusion from Suharto’s Indonesia...   [ continue reading...]

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Esther Leslie: Philosophy as Cabaret

Esther Leslie on Jörg Später, Siegfried Kracauer: Eine Biographie and Graeme Gilloch, Siegfried Kracauer: Our Companion in Misfortune. Contrasting app...   [ continue reading...]

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Wang Chaohua: China's First Revolution

Wang Chaohua on Qin Hui, Zou chu dizhi. Sources and consequences of the Revolution of 1911 for China’s history, in the telling of one of its most original...   [ continue reading...]

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Catarina Martins: The Portuguese Experiment

The coordinator of Portugal’s Left Bloc traces her trajectory from theatre to the political stage. The prominence of women in the party’s leadership...   [ continue reading...]

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Tor Krever: Spectral Expertise

Tor Krever on David Kennedy, A World of Struggle. The unseen, ubiquitous role of experts in determinations of the global economy and international law, and in p...   [ continue reading...]

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Nancy Fraser: A New Form of Capitalism?

Does an expanding circuit of commodities whose value is indexed to their rarity and antiquity suggest that capitalism is secreting a novel ‘economy of enr...   [ continue reading...]

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Nikil Saval: Two-Island Estrangement

Nikil Saval on Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger. The early years in Jamaica and Britain of NLR’s first editor and the founder of Cultural Studies, at home i...   [ continue reading...]

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Daniel Finn: Luso-Anomalies

How and why has Portugal differed from Spain since the downfall of their respective dictatorships in the mid 70s? The course of political and economic developme...   [ continue reading...]

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Marco D'Eramo: The Not So Eternal City

Angry and witty in equal measure, a blistering native account of Rome’s fate at the hands of avaricious developers, insensate priests, neo-liberal ex-comm...   [ continue reading...]

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Luc Boltanski, Arnaud Esquerre: Enrichment, Profit, Critique

Responding to Fraser, Boltanski and Esquerre extend their comparative analysis of capitalist valorization types, adding to their original trio—standard fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Sven Lütticken: The Juridical Economy

Art as the uncanny double of law in the work of Kant, Schiller and Hegel, and its confrontations today with the law in avant-garde practice, as the juridical ca...   [ continue reading...]

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Julian Stallabrass: Memory and Icons

Fate of the photographic icon of war in the age of embedded journalism and the digital camera: why so few images of the conquest of Iraq are recollected, and so...   [ continue reading...]

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