On Program: Movements and Movementism in the Syrian Civil War (DWS Series Part IV)

The previous installment of this series analyzed, criticized, and contextualized one of the more sophisticated attempts at constructing a theory of state capitalism. Part of the context was an impressionistic empiricism. Those in the “third camp” tradition tend to conflate the political or economic suppression of workers with an underlying system of class exploitation, just as they tend to read into any instance of workers in motion an underlying and socially progressive political program. While the first component of third-camp politics is fading from the political landscape, the second is more prominent than ever. So much so that it informs…
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