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‘The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat’ by J. Sakai reviewed by Joshua Moufawad-Paul

(mirrored from Marx & Philosophy Review of Books) Sakai has always been provocative. His work, when it is not relegated to obscurity, is treated as either sacrosanct or heretical, and so it is very difficult to review his most recent book without capitulating to this binary. Moreover, his work is a …

Torkil Lauesen Answers Bromma, on The Global Perspective

Dear Bromma Thanks for the review and comments. It is rewarding to receive reflective feedback on your work. I was hoping for this kind of discussion. The idea of my book is to present a holistic “stew” of history, political economy, politics, and strategy – “all from a certain political …

The Dangerous Class and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat

by J. Sakai paperback 308 pages ISBN: 978-1-894946-90-2 J. Sakai’s ground-breaking, The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat, is our first major exploration of this most controversial and least understood “non-class” in revolutionary politics. It is an attempt to unknot the puzzle.  It encompasses the …

DIVISIBLE: Breaking Up the US (by Bromma, 6-17)

As US politics lurches rapidly to the right, worried residents wonder about getting out. Friends talk among themselves about moving to Canada, Europe, Mexico–anywhere to escape Trumpland. Taking a different angle, some activists propose separating the “blue states” from the “red states,” essentially redrawing the map of North America. One …