David Adam

Postone’s “Resolution” of Marx’s Imaginary Contradiction: On the revision of the concept of “abstract labor”

Time, Labor, and Social Domination

David Adam makes a critique Moishe Postone's interpretation Marx's Capital. Postone sees a contradiction between any account of abstract labor as physiological exertion and the historical specificity of Marx’s value theory. This article argues that the supposed contradiction in Marx described by Postone is entirely imaginary, and that only a more straightforward reading of Marx’s account of abstract labor can make sense of Capital. Taken from: http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/philosophy-organization/postone’s-“resolution”-of-marx’s-imaginary-contradiction.html

Lenin the liberal? A reply to Chris Cutrone

Lenin in disguise

David Adam replies to an article by Chris Cutrone of the Platypus Affiliated Society (http://platypus1917.org/2011/09/26/lenin-the-liberal/). This reply questions Cutrone's characterization of Lenin's liberalism, focusing on the themes of socialist transition and single-party rule. The Platypus Review published this article, along with a response from Chris Cutrone, in their October 2011 issue: http://platypus1917.org/category/pr/issue-40.