Abolition 6/13 | READINGS

Primary Readings

Adorno, Theodor W. “Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?” In V. Meja, D. Misgeld and N. Stehr, eds, Modern German Sociology, Columbia University Press, New York, 1987, p. 232.

Marcuse, Herbert.  The One-Dimensional Man, 34-55. Boston: Beacon Press, 1964.

Neumann, Franz.  Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933–1944 .New York: Octagon Books, 1963. Please read Part II, section IV, ch.  7 (“conclusion”). This text is also available through HathiTrust via CLIO.

Pollock, Friedrich. “State Capitalism: Its Possibilities and Limitations.” Studies in Philosophy and Social Research, vol. IX, no. 2, 1941, p. 207.

Secondary Materials

Adorno, Theodor W. “Bourgeois Opera.” In Opera Through Other Eyes, ed. David J. Levin, 25-43. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Harcourt, Bernard E. For Coöperation and the Abolition of Capital; or, How to Get Beyond Our Extractive Punitive Society and Achieve a Just Society (draft).

Kelly, Duncan. “Rethinking Franz Neumann’s Route to ‘Behemoth’.” History of Political Thought 23, no. 3 (2002): 458-496.

Said, Edward. “On ‘Fidelio’.” London Review of Books 19, no. 21 (October 30, 1997), https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v19/n21/edward-said/on-fidelio.