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PARABLES AND USES OF A STUMBLING STONE (2017, 11,880 words)

THE AUTHOR HASN’T UPLOADED THIS PAPER. THOSE INTERESTED CAN WRITE AND REQUEST IT (SEE CONTACT AT BOTTOM OR WRITE dsuvin@gmail.com) Darko Suvin                                                                   […]

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SPLENDOURS, MISERIES, AND POTENTIALITIES OF SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA: THE BERLIN THESES (2016, 10,150 words)

PART 1: 1. Why a Book about S.F.R. Yugoslavia; 2. 2: Accumulation and Its Discontents; 3. The Class Pyramid in SFRY; 4. The Ruling Class; 5. Political Contradictions; 6. The Singularities’ Hypothesis; 7. Periodisation of SFRY; 8. The Communist Party; … Continue reading

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ILLUMINATING FREEDOM AND KNOWLEDGE IN KAPITAL (2016, 3,500 words)

Abstract: To understand some central presuppositions of Marx’s, such as knowledge and freedom, within an anti-scientistic and anti-bourgeois horizon, central elements within Leibniz and Spinosa are discussed, with a glance at Hegel. Capital turns out to be an anti-Leibnizian monad, … Continue reading

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USES OF MARX: THE IMPLICIT OF THE MANIFESTED (OR, DEMYSTIFICATION AND CRITIQUE) (2016, 19,500 words)

This integral version was first published in Rab-Rab [Helsinki] no. 3 (2016): 35-72., 2016 A smaller paper on the Communist Manifesto was first written by MA + DS in French and English and redone much later by DS only. It … Continue reading

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TO EXPLAIN FASCISM TODAY (2016, 24,100 words)

Fascism is discussed as a pathology of masses under capitalism, and its components are defined.  It was a class block between rulers and segments of the middle classes while neutralising the working classes and any deviant political forces by terror … Continue reading

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NOTES FOR ILLUMINATING FREEDOM AND KNOWLEDGE IN DAS KAPITAL: ARISTOTLE, LEIBNIZ, AND SPINOZA (version 13-1-2016, 4,480 words)

To understand some central presuppositions of Marx’s within an anti-scientistic and anti-bourgeois horizon, such as knowledge and freedom, some central elements within Leibniz and Spinosa are discussed, with a glance at Hegel. Capital turns out to be an anti-Leibnizian monad, … Continue reading

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MY BRECHT: A LOOK FROM 2016 (7,000 words)

Communications of Int’l Brecht Soc. online edition no. 1, 2017 This overview of DS’s work on Brecht (further BB) was written as Introduction to a collection of my essays translated into Slovene and published in Ljubljana 2016 as Brecht’s Creativity … Continue reading

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THE “SUVIN EVENT” BY GERRY CANAVAN (2016, 9,200 WORDS)

The Introduction by Prof. Gerry Canavan, the meritorious editor of the 1979 enlarged MOSF edition is here reproduced for the interest it has, and by his kind permission. The opinions are of course his. “The Suvin Event” Gerry Canavan In … Continue reading

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EPISTEMOLOGICAL MEDITATIONS ON SCIENCE, NARRATION/POETRY, AND POLITICS (2015, 7,300 words)

1. Central Orientation Points for Epistemology: For a “Soft” Skepticism; 2. Cognition Is Constituted by and as History: Life-destroying and Life-preserving Science; 3. Narrations in Science and Fiction: 3.21. On Pragmatic Anchorage, 3.22. On Porous Boundaries between Form and Actuality; … Continue reading

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WHAT IS TO BE DONE? A FIRST STEP (2015, 9,800 words)

Where We Are; 2. Who Are We (Proletarians, Plebeians Today)?; 3. Decolonising the Mind; 4. Neither With You nor Without You: On an Anti-capitalist Political Party in the 2010s; 5. What Now?: Initial Proposals

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