New Left Review, Volume 321 (May - June 2014)
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Volodymyr Ishchenko: Ukraine's Fractures
Antecedents and aftershocks of the Maidan protests. A Ukrainian sociologist discusses the riven political and ideological landscape laid bare by the fall of Yanukovych, and the tensions being stoked in the country’s east by Russian interference and Kiev’s ongoing military assault.
Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End?
Its challengers apparently vanquished, the main threat to capitalism may now come from disorders that lurk within the system itself. Wolfgang Streeck diagnoses its crisis symptoms, from persistent stagnation to global anarchy, and asks what lies in store as they multiply.
Aminata Traoré, Boubacar Boris Diop: African Impostures
Exchanges between two West African intellectuals amidst the latest French incursion in the region, this time on Malian soil. The recurrent delusions of humanitarian warfare, and continued submission of local elites to Paris.
Sean Starrs: The Chimera of Global Convergence
Has the rise of the BRICs weakened the West’s grip on core sectors of the world economy? Sean Starrs weighs impressions of Western decline against the empirical evidence, finding plentiful signs of enduring US and European corporate power.
José Emilio Burucúa, Nicolás Kwiatkowski: The Absent Double
What images arise when representation reaches its limits? Two cultural historians explore the emergence since classical antiquity of a series of visual devices for depicting massacres: from hunting scenes and martyrdoms to infernos and Doppelgänger.
Sven Lütticken: Cultural Revolution
Mutations of an untimely concept, in a period when capitalism has arrogated to itself the power of radical transformation. From Debord and Marcuse to the contemporary art world, by way of punk rock and hip hop.
Francis Mulhern on Rob Colls, George Orwell: English Rebel. The protean cult of Eric Blair finds its latest iteration.
Robin Blackburn on Richard Huzzey, Freedom Burning. Victorian Britain’s anti-slavery crusade as accomplice of imperial expansion.
Barry Schwabsky on Jacques Rancière, Aisthesis. Episodes from a history of modern art, from Winckelmann to Mallarmé to Vertov.
each phone could be hundreds of dollars. This commanding position stems from the American firm’s control over the global supply chain and its ownership of the highest value ‘modules’ (brand, marketing, innovation, research and development). Contract manufacturers like Hon Hai struggle to climb up the value chain as their competitive edge derives largely from cost-cutting, reducing their ability to take the risks involved in developing their own branded designs and global market ing campaigns.10
in Painting’ leading to an influx of new money.14 At the time and more recently, the ‘new painting’ was often seen as the visual counterpart of punk: both involved a form of Diedrich Diederichsen, ‘People of Intensity, People of Power: The Nietzsche Economy’, e-flux journal 19, October 2010. 13 For a trenchant critique, see Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour, Punk, no. 4 of the Guillotine chapbook series, New York 2013. 14 This was the title of a 1981 blockbuster show at the Royal Academy in
ideas—recuperated by the new property forms of so-called ‘intellectual property’. These are the accelerators of modernity: those who labour in and against it.30 Is the hacker the new cultural revolutionary par excellence, precisely by virtue of being located at the leading edge of capitalism’s structural revolution? Aesthetic-activist practices like that of the design collective Metahaven, who have produced several essays, installations and vid eos on the cloud and data surveillance, seek to
essay on Nineteen Eighty-Four, dating from 1954, in which the Polish Marxist, a one-time colleague at the Observer newspaper, in fact said relatively little about Trotsky but rather more about Orwell’s ‘mystique of cruelty’, the great abstraction of ‘power-hunger’ that served him as a pass-key to modern history. ‘If you want a picture of the future,’ Orwell wrote, ‘imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.’ This cannot be written off as a statement internal to the invented world of
point of tensions moved to Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, where separatist groups formed in March and began to seize local administrative buildings. What distinguishes these two regions from the other, predominantly Russian-speaking areas of eastern and southern Ukraine? I don’t know how far back we want to go, but right up until the eighteenth century this area was dikoe pole, the ‘wild field’ of steppe dominated by nomads—latterly the Crimean Tatars. Russian and Ukrainian peasants began to