Here. The summation:
What Would Be Different is a very well written book; it also has the merit of being accessible to those who may not be familiar with Adorno’s work. Finally, it takes an important stand in a debate that matters, not just to armchair academics, but to everybody on the planet. If ever there was a time that change for the better was needed, this is surely it. Macdonald realizes how high the stakes are in this debate. He takes Adorno’s side against commentators, who (I would argue) seriously misinterpret Adorno by eviscerating the radical core of his thought. Equally important, these commentators deprive those who currently seek significant social change of ideas that could contribute substantially to it.
Source: Iain Macdonald, What Would Be Different | CSCP / SCPC
Alexandre Matheron, the great scholar of Marx, Hegel, Spinoza, and others, is memorialized in Le Monde (in French) here.
Finally, this book is for you. It’s not for your former adviser, it’s not for your tenure committee, it’s not for that jerk at the conference who showed up late to your panel and then dismissed your entire project. Yes, it is for your readers, but don’t they deserve a book that you love and believe in? I know a book captivates me most when I can palpably feel the author’s urgency and enthusiasm rippling across its pages.
Source: Listening to Your Book — CRAIG WILLSE
Undecided on what books to read during break? Why not dive into LRB’s archive of articles while deciding:
For a full calendar month, there won’t be a paywall of any kind anywhere on the site. This means that not only all 24 of this year’s issues, but also our entire archive, dating back to 25 October 1979 and containing almost 17,500 articles, will be free to read, for everyone, without limits, until midday on Wednesday 15 January. Merry Christmas!Where to start? Why not on our new subject hub pages, where you’ll find selections of some of the best pieces we’ve published, as well as other curated collections of brilliant articles linked by particular themes.
Source: London Review of Books – new website and open access until 15 January 2020 | Progressive Geographies
With articles on the young Marx (by Judith Butler), Martin Hägglund, and Paulin Hountondji, among others.