Marx. Der Unvollendete
Author: Jürgen Neffe
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Die aktuelle Biografie über Leben und Werk des Philosophen und Gesellschaftskritikers Karl Marx, der revolutionäre Querkopf und Vordenker des 19. Jahrhunderts, ist wieder da. Seit der Kommunismus in seinem Namen – aber nicht in seinem Sinne – Geschichte ist, feiert er ein bemerkenswertes Comeback. Anlässlich seines 200. Geburtstags erkundet Jürgen Neffe dessen Ursachen – in Marx ́ Schriften wie in seiner Biografie. Er schildert das Leben eines Flüchtlings und geduldeten Staatenlosen, der für seine Überzeugungen keine Opfer scheut. Weder Krankheit, Armut, Ehekrisen noch Familientragödien halten ihn davon ab, beharrlich an seinem Werk zu arbeiten. Mit seiner Analyse des Kapitalismus als entfesseltes System sagt er die globalisierte Welt unserer Tage bis hin zur Finanzkrise voraus. Neffe zeichnet die Entwicklung der Marxschen Gedankenwelt von Entfremdung und Ausbeutung in den Frühschriften bis zur ausgereiften Krisentheorie im Kapital nicht nur nach. Als erfahrener Popularisierer der Wissenschaft erklärt er die Theorien in verständlicher Form und konfrontiert sie mit der Realität des 21. Jahrhunderts.
Sit. Walk. Write. These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg’s revolutionary writing and life practice, which she presents here in book form for the first time. A whole new slant on writing that she developed since the publication of her classic Writing Down the Bones, True Secret workshops have been limited until now to small, intensive groups at a remote center in the rural Southwest. In The True Secret of Writing, Goldberg makes this popular seminar available to any reader. The True Secret is for everyone, like eating and sleeping. It allows you to discover something real about your life, to mine the rich awareness in your mind, and to ground and empower yourself. Goldberg guides you through your own personal or group retreat, illuminating the steps of sitting in silent open mind, walking anchored to the earth, and writing without criticism. Just as Goldberg cuts through her students’ resistance with her no-nonsense instruction—“Shut up and write”—the True Secret cuts to the core of realizing yourself and your world. The capstone to forty years of teaching, The True Secret of Writing is Goldberg’s Zen boot camp, her legacy teaching. Stories of Natalie’s own search for truth and clarity and her students’ breakthroughs and insights give moving testament to how brilliantly her unique, tough-love method works. Beautiful homages to the work of other great teachers and observers of mind, life, and love provide further secrets and inspiration to which readers will return again and again. In her inimitable way, Goldberg will inspire you to pick up the pen, get writing, and keep going. The True Secret of Writing will help you with your writing—and your life.
Author: Jürgen Neffe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein was also deeply concerned with the social impact of his discoveries. Much of Einstein's life is shrouded in legend. From popular images and advertisements to various works of theater and fiction, he has come to signify so many things. In Einstein: A Biography, Jürgen Neffe presents a clear and probing portrait of the man behind the myth. Unearthing new documents, including a series of previously unknown letters from Einstein to his sons, which shed new light on his role as a father, Neffe paints a rich portrait of the tumultuous years in which Einstein lived and worked. And with a background in the sciences, he describes and contextualizes Einstein's enormous contributions to our scientific legacy. Einstein, a breakout bestseller in Germany, is sure to be a classic biography of the man and proverbial genius who has been called "the brain of the [twentieth] century."
This book examines what we can gain from a critical reading of Marx's final manuscript and his conclusion of the "systematic presentation" of his critique, which was the basis for Engels's construction of the third volume of his infamous 'Capital'. The text introduces the reader to a key problem ́of Marx's largely implicit epistemology, by exploring the systematic character of his exposition and the difference of this kind of 'systematicity' from Hegelian philosophical system construction. The volume contributes to establishing a new understanding of the critique of political economy, as it has been articulated in various debates since the 1960s - especially in France, Germany, and Italy - and as it had already been initiated by Marx and some of his followers, with Rosa Luxemburg in a key role. All the chapters are transdisciplinary in nature, and explore the modern day relevance of Marx's and Luxemburg's theoretical analysis of the dominance of the capitalist mode of production.
Die Schlachten des 20. Jahrhunderts auf den Gebieten der Politik, Wirtschaft, Philosophie und Kunst sind nicht entschieden. Hundert Jahre nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg und der russischen Revolution bedrohen Wirtschaftskrisen, soziale Ungleichheit, Krieg und Diktatur wieder die Menschheit. Im Gegensatz zum Postmodernismus, der die Geschichtsschreibung als rein subjektives "Narrativ" auffasst, betont David North, dass die gründliche materialistische Kenntnis der Geschichte eine Voraussetzung für das Überleben der Menschheit bildet. In 15 brillanten, polemischen Essays geht er auf die wichtigsten politischen und theoretischen Kontoversen des vergangenen Jahrhunderts ein. North spielt seit mehr als 40 Jahren eine führende Rolle in der internationalen sozialistischen Bewegung und ist Chefredakteur der World Socialist Web Site.
Karl Marx' (1818-1883) Polemiken gegen das »Genie bürgerlicher Dummheit« Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) sind weithin bekannt. Gegenstand seiner strategischen Attacken war jedoch weniger die Person Bentham selbst, sondern vielmehr die bürgerliche Marktgläubigkeit der Zeit, zu dessen Stammvater er Bentham als »Urphilister« stilisierte. Jenseits seiner Polemik kam Marx aber tatsächlich zu einer ambivalenten Einschätzung von Benthams Utilitarismus. Beim systematischen Vergleich beider Autoren und deren Kritik an anti-demokratischen Zuständen deckt Gregor Ritschel viele gemeinsame Themen und Gedanken auf, die zusammengenommen eine neue, komplementäre Lesart zulassen.
Publisher: Neue Impulse Verlag GmbH
Mit Beiträgen von: Daniel Bratanovic, Valentin Hemberger, Georg Klemp, Werner Seppmann, Claudius Vellay, Klaus Wagener, Holger Wendt Weitere Themen: Digitalisierung und Arbeitszeitverkürzung (Achim Bigus, Margareta Steinrücke, Marcus Schwarzbach), Weltklimagipfel (Wolfgang Reinicke-Abel), Moral, Macht, Roter Oktober (Dietmar Dath), Katalonien und die Krise des Post-Francismus (Alexander Charlamenko), Konferenzberichte (Berufsverbote, Linke Zwischengruppen, Oktoberrevolution) und Rezensionen
A collection of letters spanning more than three decades of economic distress, war, and reconstruction in Europe chronicles the love affair and life-long relationship between Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Bincher.
This book combines a theoretical study of Japan's economic structures and multinational enterprises with a post-modern analysis of the contemporary multinational enterprise. The author considers the appropriateness of the post-modern approach for discussing economic activities, in particular the New Economy, and also Japanese society and culture. Kensy analyses Japan's economic structure, interpreting its methods, strategies and results in a post-modern context and presents a survey of socio-economic development in Japan since the beginning of westernization. He goes on to discuss Japanese models for the transformation of society in the future, with particular reference to the Keiretzu. Finding Japan to be a truly postmodern society, Kensy shows that Japan is prepared to be a leader in the New Economy. Kensy takes an innovative and stimulating approach that will be of interest to those seeking to better understand the development and future of the economic structures of Japan.
“Absorbing, meticulously researched. . . . [Sperber] succeeds in the primary task of all biography, re-creating a man who leaps off the page.” —Jonathan Freedland, New York Times Book Review In this magisterial biography of Karl Marx, “likely to be definitive for many years to come” (John Gray, New York Review of Books), historian Jonathan Sperber creates a meticulously researched and multilayered portrait of both the man and the revolutionary times in which he lived. Based on unprecedented access to the recently opened archives of Marx’s and Engels’s complete writings, Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life provides a historical context for the personal story of one of the most influential and controversial political philosophers in Western history. By removing Marx from the ideological conflicts of the twentieth century that colored his legacy and placing him within “the society and intellectual currents of the nineteenth century” (Ian Kershaw), Sperber is able to present a full portrait of Marx as neither a soothsaying prophet of the modern world nor the author of its darkest atrocities. This major biography fundamentally reshapes our understanding of a towering historical figure.
The Gift of Anger
Author: Arun Gandhi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discover ten vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century—Mahatma Gandhi—in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before. “We should not be ashamed of anger. It’s a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it.” —Mahatma Gandhi Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India’s independence and was the country’s beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He lived there for two years under his grandfather’s wing until Gandhi’s assassination. While each chapter contains a singular, timeless lesson, The Gift of Anger also takes you along with Arun on a moving journey of self-discovery as he learns to overcome his own struggle to express his emotions and harness the power of anger to bring about good. He learns to see the world through new eyes under the tutelage of his beloved grandfather and provides a rare, three-dimensional portrait of this icon for the ages. The ten vital life lessons strike a universal chord about self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family—perfect for anyone searching for a way to effecting healing change in a fractured world.
Last Train to Memphis
Author: Peter Guralnick
Publisher: Little, Brown
From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world. This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note. Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true. Peter Guralnick has given us a previously unseen world, a rich panoply of people and events that illuminate an achievement, a place, and a time as never revealed before. Written with grace, humor, and affection, Last Train to Memphis has been hailed as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated.
Collects 35 years of essays on feminism, as well as critiques of capitalism, in a book that looks at elder care, labor, sex and reproduction and more. Original.
Author: Gustave Le Bon