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July 16th 2022
*Walter Benjamin and the Critique of Political Economy: A New Historical Materialism *(Bloomsbury Press Critical Theory in Contemporary Society Series, August 2022). “Duy Lap Nguyen shows how Benjamin in his later work appropriates a Marx unsuspected by orthodox Marxists, one whose conception of historical time is no less messianic than dialectical. Through wide-ranging and detailed analyses, he demonstrates the fundamental consistency of this new, allegorically framed historical materialism in ...Continue Reading