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Texts from Contradictions vol. 5 (2021)

Kristina Andělová, Jan Mervart, and Petr Kužel, Thinking left Dissent (Editorial)

Alexander Amberger, Post-growth Utopias from the GDR: The Ecosocialist Alternatives of SED Critics Wolfgang Harich, Rudolf Bahro, and Robert Havemann from the 1970s

Tributes to Moishe Postone

On March 19, 2018 we lost Moishe Postone, a brilliant social theorist and one of recent history’s leading interpreters of Marx. Here are tributes to him by five authors inspired by his writing and teaching. The first four texts appeared in Czech translation in A2 in 2018. The fifth appeared in the 2018 volume of Contradictions and, before that, in Slovak in Kapitál.

Tracey Rosen, Taking a Step Back with Moishe Postone the Teacher

Istvan Adorjan, The Immanent Possibility of a New Social Order: A Note on Moishe Postone

John Abromeit, Against the Fetishization of Labor: Moishe Postone, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse on the Ascetic Character and the New Sensibility

Nick Nesbitt, From the Moving Contradiction to the Automatic Subject

Joseph Grim Feinberg, Moishe Postone: Anticapitalism without Shortcuts