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The historian Jonathan Israel’s criticisms of Marx are not new. They have a long history in liberal Cold War anticommunism.
Harrison FlussAugust 16, 2020
The Jacobin Enlightenment
Jacobinism was not a betrayal of the Radical Enlightenment and the French Revolution. It was a historically necessary effort to defend both.
Harrison FlussAugust 9, 2020
Marx and the Communist Enlightenment
Marxism is the completion of the Radical Enlightenment project.
Harrison FlussAugust 2, 2020
Hegel, Enlightenment, and Revolution
Hegel’s dialectical analysis of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution provides the groundwork for Marx’s theory of historical materialism.
Harrison FlussJuly 26, 2020
Spinoza’s Radical Enlightenment
The Radical Enlightenment starts with Baruch Spinoza’s materialist philosophy. There is a direct line from Spinoza to Marx and Engels via the French Revolution.
Harrison FlussJuly 19, 2020
Enlightenment Betrayed: Jonathan Israel, Marxism, and the Enlightenment Legacy
Jonathan Israel is one of the most important scholars of the radical legacy of the Enlightenment. But a look at Israel’s scholarship shows that his Radical Enlightenment is not radical enough.
Harrison FlussJuly 14, 2020
First as Farce, then as Tragedy
Joker is not just a supervillain origin story. It is also an anticipation of fascism. (Note: This article contains spoilers).
Harrison FlussOctober 13, 2019