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On Algorithmic Communism

On Algorithmic Communism

IN THE NEXT FEW DECADES, your job is likely to be automated out of existence. If things keep going at this pace, it will be great news for capitalism. You’ll join the floating global surplus populat...

Remembering Bodies

Remembering Bodies

AUGUST 29 MARKED the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating landfall. It seems necessary to admit that we — at least those of us who no longer live with the daily reminder and real...

Are We Postcritical?

Are We Postcritical?

I FIRST ENCOUNTERED what literary critics call “literary theory,” “critical theory,” or just plain “theory” in a class titled “Contemporary Literary Theory” taught by what must have be...

Where Does Inequality Come From?

Where Does Inequality Come From?

WHEN ASKED TO NAME her proudest accomplishment, former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher quipped, “New Labour.” She was right. The Thatcherite revolution of the 1980s not only physical...

Troubles with Three-ism: Body, Mind, and Soul

Troubles with Three-ism: Body, Mind, and Soul

WHEN I WAS a wee Catholic lad growing up in the New York City suburbs of the late 1950s and early 1960s, I learned that good people go to heaven after they die. This was consoling. But it made me wond...

What Is Becoming of Deleuze?

What Is Becoming of Deleuze?

On the 20th anniversary of the death of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory editor Arne De Boever and Brad Evans invited several Deleuze scholars to reflect on the c...

Deleuze’s Metallurgic Machines

Deleuze’s Metallurgic Machines

On the 20th anniversary of the death of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory editor Arne De Boever and Brad Evans invited several Deleuze scholars to reflect on the c...

A Singular, and yet, Non-Arbitrary Life

A Singular, and yet, Non-Arbitrary Life

On the 20th anniversary of the death of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory editor Arne De Boever and Brad Evans invited several Deleuze scholars to reflect on the c...

Gilles Deleuze: The Event of Life

Gilles Deleuze: The Event of Life

On the 20th anniversary of the death of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory editor Arne De Boever and Brad Evans invited several Deleuze scholars to reflect on the c...

Undigesting Deleuze

Undigesting Deleuze

On the 20th anniversary of the death of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory editor Arne De Boever and Brad Evans invited several Deleuze scholars to reflect on the c...

Here Comes Everything!

Here Comes Everything!

THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL: elegant paperbacks, the quality kind, with front and back flaps, not quite pocket-sized but easily transportable, each coming in at under 200 pages, each inspired by an object and ...

Power, Powerlessness, Thinking, and Future

Power, Powerlessness, Thinking, and Future

“TO EXPERIENCE POLITICS is today, for most of us, to experience powerlessness”: this is one of the opening sentences in the “Manifeste pour une contre-offensive intellectuelle et politique” pu...