For Marx, against Althusser

What is the nature of art under capitalism? Rex Dunn responds to Paul Demarty

I disagree with most of what Demarty says in his article, ‘What is art and can it survive?’1 for three main reasons: Firstly, he ignores the fact that classical philosophy and aesthetics are integral to Marx’s thought as a whole. Secondly, there is a nihilist tendency in his thinking. Thirdly, he has a mechanical, undialectical view of bourgeois institutions - that they are merely a means to dispense patronage and regulate mass consumption; hence we have the elitist privileging of high art over low art.

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Letters

All out; Effective; Betrayal; Our slogan; Marxist feet; Tanked up; Reds; Impression

Not so new economics

Michael Roberts reports on John McDonnell’s plan to ‘transform capitalism’

Life in the bubble

Paul Demarty argues that the growing culture of brittle denunciations only hurts the left

£515 in five days

Robbie Rix needs to make some gains

Closed Marxism

Mike Macnair reviews: John Holloway, 'In, against and beyond capitalism: the San Francisco lectures', Kairos/PM Press, 2016, pp85 (plus preface), £10.59

Two reactionary camps

Our class can gain nothing by voting for either of the two options, argues Peter Manson

Pro-Zionists are false friends

We need a movement for genuine solidarity with the working class, writes Yassamine Mather

Right’s heresy hunt

If I am anti-Semitic, so is the Israeli press, writes Tony Greenstein

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