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Noam Chomsky is a longtime political activist, writer and professor of linguistics at MIT.

In September 1940, with a weak heart and even frailer nerves, Walter Benjamin carried on an old smugglers' path in the French Pyrenean foothills a big black briefcase stuffed with a manuscript th

To my distress and perhaps to my delight, I order things in accordance with my passions.... I put in my pictures everything I like.

Scratch a philosopher, find a reductionist revolutionary.

J.M. Coetzee's new novella, The Lives of Animals, must be some kind of first.

Recent French philosophy has been most passionately loved and hated for its militant radicalism.

Since the collapse of the Berlin wall and the Soviet Union, many on the left seem to have swallowed the idea that there is no alternative to capitalism.