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Harrison Fluss

Harrison is a philosophy professor who lives in Manhattan

Enlightenment Betrayed

The historian Jonathan Israel’s criticisms of Marx are not new. They have a long history in liberal Cold War anticommunism.

Harrison Fluss

August 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 Fluss

August 9, 2020

Marx and the Communist Enlightenment

Marxism is the completion of the Radical Enlightenment project.

Harrison Fluss

August 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 Fluss

July 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 Fluss

July 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 Fluss

July 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 Fluss

October 13, 2019