REVIEW: The Prince of this World by Adam Kotsko, Part II

The story so far has traced the ways in which the idea and figure of the devil has taken on a conflicting and shifting function. From relatively humble beginnings, as a way for a suffering minority to make sense of their plight to becoming the cosmic enemy of all good that must, at the end … Continue reading REVIEW: The Prince of this World by Adam Kotsko, Part II

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REVIEW: The Prince of this World, by Adam Kotsko Part One

REVIEW: The Prince of this World by Adam Kotsko One of the fundamental problems with theological writing on evil is the extent to which dealing with suffering and the relative involvement (or lack thereof) of God becomes an exercise in dry scholasticism. The reality of evil in the world and the problem of suffering is … Continue reading REVIEW: The Prince of this World, by Adam Kotsko Part One

Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism

As Sylvia Federici points out in her landmark work. Caliban And The Witch one of the features of the emergence of capitalism was the production of a new kind of subject. The growing mercantile bourgeoisie required labour power to work for them and thus, society and the idea of the subject had to be reshaped. … Continue reading Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism

Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters

We live in an age of monsters. Such a statement is hardly controversial anymore – from every aspect of culture monsters peer at us, we consume them, we profess our fear, yet the market is saturated with vampires, ghouls, demons, and ghosts. We loathe the monsters, we hide from them. but we love them too. … Continue reading Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters