[N]ext to the Communist Manifesto, the whole body of capitalist apologetics,...– Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air
Foreign observers were amazed at what seemed to them the incredible size of the...– Fernand Braudel, on the English national debt.
Griffith Park: a pretty great place to ride.
What interested Chandler was the here and now of the daily experience of the now...– Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future
Productive Prison Time
When I finished the book, I sent it from prison to several publishers, but none of them took it on. It was thanks to Rafael Galvan, the former leader of the electricians’ union and a sympathizer of Trotsky’s, that it got published. Galvan, a Cardenista who later became a PRI senator, rang El Caballito publishers and urged them to do it. The book came out in 1971 and went through four...
Reading Reading Capital
Of course, we have all read, and all do read Capital. For almost a century, we have been able to read it every day, transparently, in the dramas and dreams of our history, in its disputes and conflicts, in the defeats and victories of the workers’ movement which is our only hope and our destiny. - Louis Althusser