Derrida: Specters of Marx

This year is 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Published in 1993, 4 years after the fall of the wall, Spectres de Marx wrestles with the fate of Marxism at this point in history. “The purpose of these two volumes, Specters of Marx and Whither Marxism? is to begin to address questions…

Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Towards a Radical Democratic Politics – Book Discussion Every Other Monday Jan 29, Feb 12, and Feb 26, 2018 6-8 PM “Is there a power that is not always already fucked up?” – Always Already Podcast Critical Theory Chicago is hosting a book discussion about Hegemony and Socialist Strategy by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe….

The Archaeology of a Silence: Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Chapter 1 “Hegemony: the Genealogy of a Concept” Monday Sept. 23 6-8 pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room “The aim is still to radicalize democracy, but in order to radicalize it you first need to recover it.” –Chantal Mouffe For this night’s discussion, please read the first chapter…

An Agonistic Model of Democracy – Mouffe v. Arendt

And, now for something completely different… …Well, at least someone who disagrees with some of Arendt’s main points – Chantal Mouffe. Our discussions around Arendt’s political writings, as thought provoking in informative as they are, often left some attendees wondering what options we have for political structures in this brave new modern capitalist world. Perhaps…

Feminism, Socialism, and Cyborgs; Oh My!

Monday June 27 6-8 pm at the Harold Washington Library 6th Floor South Study Room Add to your calendar RSVP RSVP list is currently full. Check back for future events, or follow us on Twitter to be in the loop about future events. Drinks, food, or coffee will be shared after–kinda like a celebration of getting…