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The city's psychopathy

Göran Therborn: Cities of Power. The Urban, the National, the Popular, the Global

: All architecture is political, claims the Swedish sociologist Göran Therborn, and praises modernity for its denial of authorities.

Hegemony as power and opportunity

Perry Anderson: The H-Word. The Peripeteia of Hegemony

: Perry Anderson has looked more closely at the concept of hegemony, and how it can be used in a politically useful way. 

Gone, but missed

Michael Löwy: Redemption and Utopia Jewish Libertarian Thought in Central Europe A Study in Elective Affinity

: Redemption and Utopia tells the story of European thinkers influenced by Jewish Kabbalah, anarchism and Marxism – a type of thinker that no longer exists. 

Marx in dreams

Marshall Berman: Modernism in the Streets A Life and Times in Essays

: Marxist humanism can help people feel at home in history, even when history hurts them. 

Alice in Warland

Patrick Cockburn: The Age of Jihad. Islamic State and the Great War in the Middle East

: The West has believed in miracles in the Middle East, claims star journalist Patrick Cockburn. 

Bordered with boundless violence

Recce Jones: Violent Borders Refugees and the Right to Move

: The state has always tried to prevent people from moving freely and unbound. But is not man really nomadic in nature?

Everyday Utopias

Frederick Jameson: An American Utopia

: Political opposition exists in existing institutions and in everyday life, says Frederick Jameson.