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should take into account the whole in which it operates. A similar tension towards gestalt is also present in Leninist thought, 27 where experts are conceived as ‘specialists of totality’. As ‘without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement’, 28 any revolutionary action had to be

In: Historical Materialism

determinism later popularised by Charles Beard and the ‘progressive’ historians. 9 By contrast, Du Bois took direct aim at the very foundations of Civil War historiography: where others presented black freedom as an act of Northern benevolence, Du Bois insisted that the slaves had grasped their own freedom

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. Moreover, it is a limited tool because capitalism is a dynamic and ever-changing system in which technological innovation and evolving cost structures erode barriers to entry over time. Thus, from the standpoint of real competition, bank strategies are derived from the ever-present threat of known and

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and anarchists – played a starring role in shutting down the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle through direct action. It seemed to me then to mark that a kind of political engagement through direct action was possible in the present and shifted my political interest toward the potentially

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and off the highway themselves or manage off-highway and urban traffic. Truck weight and changing load weights present problems not yet solved. Long continuous drives produce heavy wear and tear on sensor-systems, requiring regular maintenance and placing limits on distance. The technology is not yet

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. Voloshinov also detects a similar reification of the word in written discourse, which he attributes to the growing reluctance of authors to make declaratory statements in literature, philosophy and the humanities in favour of presenting the opinions of others at second-hand. Confident that circumstances, not

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1 Introduction 1 If this symposium tells us anything, it is that the ‘transition debate’ remains alive, well and hotly contested! And so it should, considering what is at stake in how we politically and theoretically navigate capitalism, not only its past but also its present. It is perhaps a

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present an embryonic version of this paper at their 2017 conference and directed me to some key references and resources. Dr Elly Hiby, ICAM Coalition Scientific Coordinator, and Dr Cynthia Karsten assisted by helping locate additional references. Kristina Vesk from the Cat Protection Society and Dr

In: Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research

Chapter One, he makes a claim that, while it does not use the language of ‘real freedom’ and the like, resonates clearly with these earlier passages. ‘The religious reflections of the actual world can, in general, vanish only when the relations of practical, work-a-day life present themselves to humans

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that, while in the long run their interests meet, at present the Irish contingent has different issues on its mind and therefore needs a certain amount of freedom to formulate its own demands. What is noteworthy is that the general image emerging from Engels’s speech substantially amends Marx

In: Historical Materialism