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"Nothing Fails Like Success"

The Marxism of Raymond Aron

Max Likin

One of the most influential thinkers in twentieth-century French intellectual debates, Raymond Aron (1905-1983) spent a lifetime studying Karl Marx. Aron's adaptable interpretations of the German thinker began on the eve of the Second World War, continued in his Sorbonne lectures, and ended in his celebrated Memoirs. Far from being a mere object of derision linked to totalitarian regimes, the "semi-god" provided Aron with an unrivaled stage to promote his own evolving views on an array of critical epistemological and political issues linked to heterogeneous values, historical determinism, class warfare, and the role of Communist parties. Aron cleverly segmented his views on Marx so as to address different audiences and seduce the largest possible number of young people on the side of liberal democracy.

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

textual comparison that lead us only to historical determinism and conclusions such as girls were different back then or girls are hyperfeminized today . Instead I put these titles to work differently to demonstrate how, for readers identifying as

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Machiavelli, Epicureanism and the Ethics of Democracy

Christopher Holman

generation of meaning, an object's form of being existing as the productive result of a set of relations in time as opposed to a manifestation of a fundamental and perpetual essence. Such a conception rules out all forms of historical determinism positing a

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Annabel Brett, Fabian Steininger, Tobias Adler-Bartels, Juan Pablo Scarfi, and Jan Surman

indigenous inhabitants that put the Spanish there in the first place. In the twentieth century, the tragic reemerges after being suppressed in the nineteenth-century “age of history.” At this point, according to Palti, historical determinism gave way to

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From Progression to Explosion

Historical Time and Revolutionary Change in Marx, Gramsci, Benjamin, and Fanon

Ludvig Sunnemark

historical determinism. This is, according to Laclau and Mouffe (2001: 65–71 ; Mouffe 1985 ), most adequately done through the works of Antonio Gramsci, whose major contribution to Marxist theory consists of a ‘complete and radical critique of economism

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On Vertical Alliances, ‘Perfidious Albion’ and the Security Paradigm

Reflections on the Balfour Declaration Centennial and the Winding Road to Israeli Independence

Arie M. Dubnov

The dichotomy between the two narratives is superficial, however. The Balfour Declaration belongs to both histories. Historical determinism is a vulnerability both histories are exposed to: the Declaration could be easily located either in a Whiggish