That quote of Althusser is indeed one of my favorites: "as there is no such thing as an innocent reading, we must say what reading we are guilty of." George, I am very glad that you share our enthusiasm for ...Read More

We talked about concluding by working out the difference between Robinson and the peasant. Marx says that the medieval relations are what they appear to be--they are more direct personal relations and appear as such. Another way to put this ...Read More

While the point of the chapter is to lay out the terms that govern capitalist society, I think we can spin out much of the chapter by continuing our Robinson Crusoe discussion. Marx started by asking how exchange was possible, ...Read More