By Jacques Derrida
With the e-book of Specters of Marx in 1993, Jacques Derrida redeemed a longstanding pledge to confront Marx’s texts at once and intimately. His usually bravura presentation supplied a provocative re-reading of the classics within the Western culture and posed a sequence of demanding situations to Marxism.
In a well timed intervention in a single of today’s most crucial theoretical debates, the individuals to Ghostly Demarcations reply to the precise software projected by way of Specters of Marx. the amount good points sympathetic meditations at the dating among Marxism and deconstruction by means of Fredric Jameson, Werner Hamacher, Antonio Negri, Warren Montag, and Rastko Möcnik, short polemical reports through Terry Eagleton and Pierre Macherey, and sustained political opinions by means of Tom Lewis and Aijaz Ahmad. the quantity concludes with Derrida’s respond to his critics within which he sharpens his perspectives concerning the vexed dating among Marxism and deconstruction.
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