This week, a short story collection written by an author in North Korea and smuggled across its borders is reaching readers in North America. The Accusation is the first known story collection written by an author still living inside the totalitarian state to have escaped its iron curtain, and it is now being published across […]
That’ll be the name of the documentary that gets made when people learn to love Lee Marrs. Who is Lee Mars? Honestly, I don’t really know who she is. I’m sure I could ask her. I could actually call her on the phone.
Penguin’s recently released Little Black Classics series, a bargain-priced celebration of 80 years in the paperback trade, is bringing classic authors back into high demand. Karl Marx leads the pack, with the 64-page Communist Manifesto priced at a proletariat-friendly 80p. Other favorites include The Telltale Heart, Nietzsche’s Aphorisms on Love and Hate, and a slim […]
Via The Millions, radical publishing house Verso Books has put together a comprehensive undergraduate reading list. Running the gamut from Marx to Badiou, from Women’s Oppression Today to Racecraft, this collection of titles will interest anyone looking to learn more about the fundamentals of leftists politics and philosophy. Oh, and if you forgot that Slavoj Žižek wasn’t just […]
Craig Fehrman’s post earlier today, The Freelance Life, got me thinking about something interesting I read in The Wreck of the Henry Clay last week. In a post from April 2003, entitled Marx’s Neurosis About Money, Caleb Crain quoted Edmund Wilson to the effect that “Karl Marx’s social theories suited his psychological needs as an […]