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Birthed in torment: From Ukrainian Modernity to post-capitalism

Some ten years ago, Slavoj Žižek popularized the simplified paraphrasing of the quote from Antonio Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks” that goes as follows: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”Now, almost a century later, we are struggling against the same “morbid symptoms” this Italian thinker wrote about back then: fascism, the flag of which became Vlasov’s tricolor; various imperialisms which deny agency to the “small nations”; and capital, which has no values other than the maximizing of profits.

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On the toxic “fraternity” between nations [Russia – Ukraine]

A piece on Nihilist LI by Eugene Leshan on the “fraternal nations” concept. We don’t share all views in this article (especially things like “The Russians”, in our view “The Russians” don’t exist and we like a lot of people who live on the Russian territory), but still think its an interesting read.

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