Tarkovsky’s ‘Mirror’ (1975)

Mosfilm's YouTube channel includes pristine 1080 HD, English subtitled versions of five of Andrei Tarkovsky's films, including Mirror, which is perhaps the most beautiful film I have seen in twenty years.1 Ivan’s Childhood (1962) Andrei Rublev – Part 1 – Part … Continue reading Tarkovsky’s ‘Mirror’ (1975)

  1. Though quite different, the films of Peter Hutton and Nathaniel Dorsky affected me in a similar way. []

Michael Heinrich on Marx’s revolution in science

Around 14 minutes in, Heinrich, a Prof. of Economics, talks about a Marx's work as a "scientific revolution in the history of science". This revolution was characterised as a questioning of concepts that were taken for granted, so much so that those concepts had been naturalised and were no longer discussed. Marx criticised not only … Continue reading Michael Heinrich on Marx’s revolution in science

Peter Hudis – Alternatives to Capitalism

I have recently finished Peter Hudis' book, 'Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism'. It is one of the most interesting and useful books that I've read in some time. Below, he discusses the topic of the book with reference to Occupy, worker co-ops and other contemporary responses to capital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJEn4Msv3b0 The audio significantly improves … Continue reading Peter Hudis – Alternatives to Capitalism