Marx blogged to death
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Marx blogged to death

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
The New York Times has launched a debate about whether Karl Marx was right after all about capitalism (http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/30/was-marx-right). As the NYT put it in its introduction to the contributions of some well-known economic commentators and bloggers:“in the golden, post-war years of Western economic growth, the comfortable living standard…

MODERNIDAD & GLOBALISASYON–ni E. San Juan, Jr.
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MODERNIDAD & GLOBALISASYON–ni E. San Juan, Jr.

Originally posted on THE PHILIPPINES MATRIX PROJECT:
MODERNIDAD AT GLOBALISASYON: Diyalektika ng Panahon at Lugar ni E. San Juan, Jr. Prologo     Tila kabalintunaan ang nangyayari ngayon.  Singkahulugan ng modernidad ang katwiran at pagkamakatao, sagisag ng pagsulong ng kabihasnan.  Sa malas, batay sa krisis sa Ukraine, Syria, patuloy na digmaan sa Afghanistan, Mindanao, at hidwaan…

Nang Magkita sina Rizal at Engels sa Londres (Tula)
Poetry

Nang Magkita sina Rizal at Engels sa Londres (Tula)

Nang Magkita sina Rizal at Engels sa Londres Ni Rio Alma Magtatakipsilim na noon At nangingitlog ng nikotina ang ulap sa London Nang magkasalubong ang mga mata ng dalawang henyo Sa pagitan ng mga kinakalyo’t ubaning libro: “Interesado ka kay Morga?” bati ng Aleman. Sagot ng Filipino, “Para baguhin ang kasaysayan.” “Talagang maraming dapat ngayong … Continue reading

Right Step in the Wrong Direction: Monika Maron’s Flight of Ashes
Books / Política

Right Step in the Wrong Direction: Monika Maron’s Flight of Ashes

Flight of Ashes is the first novel of Monika Maron, daughter of the late German Democratic Republic Interior Minister Karl Maron. The novel is an outstanding portrayal of the social contradictions that enmesh the now defunct modern revisionist GDR. Flight of Ashes particularly shows the discrepancy between the reality of state oppression and censorship in … Continue reading

Pagsulat ng Bio-data ni Wislawa Szymborska (Tula)
Poetry

Pagsulat ng Bio-data ni Wislawa Szymborska (Tula)

Pagsulat ng Bio-data Ni Wislawa Szymborska, Salin ni Kerima Lorena Tariman Ano ang kailangang gawin? Punan ang mga patlang At ilakip ang bio-data Kahit pa gaano kahaba ang buhay, Ang bio-data ay dapat panatilihing maigsi. Piliing mabuti ang isusulat na impormasyon. Bawasan ang borloloy at mga paliguy-ligoy. Ang mga tanawin sa iyong tirahan Ay palitan … Continue reading

‘Sa Lalong Madaling Panahon’ (Tula)
Poetry

‘Sa Lalong Madaling Panahon’ (Tula)

‘Sa Lalong Madaling Panahon’ Ni Gelacio Guillermo Tserman Mao, may pariralang binigyan mo ng kahulugang Sa tingin naming mga ordinaryong taong Walang lenteng pansipat o kaya’y masyadong mababa Ang tinutuntungan ay magkasalungat. Ito ang pang-abay na “sa madaling panahon.” Mula sa kinatatayuan mo, siniguro mo, Halimbawa, ang tagumpay ng rebolusyong Tsino “Sa madaling panahon,” na … Continue reading

Premilinary Notes on Gardner’s Grendel, Lenin, and Existentialism
Books / Política

Premilinary Notes on Gardner’s Grendel, Lenin, and Existentialism

I would like to think of John Gardner’s Grendel as a commentary on the socio-historical conditions that led to the production of the epic Beowulf, but from the point of view of its monstrous arch-villain. The way Gardner emphasizes the characteristics of Hrothgar’s feudal social order shows that it is the low level of technology … Continue reading

Tumandok epic: The Panay indigenous people’s struggle for land*
Política

Tumandok epic: The Panay indigenous people’s struggle for land*

The Hinilawod, the Hiligaynon epic of Central Panay, tells the story of the adventures of the three brothers Labaw Donggon, Humadapnon, and Dumalapdap, sons of the Goddess Alunsina and the mortal Datu Paubari. They would cross plains, mountains, rivers and valleys to seek the hand of virgins, fight monsters in duels, be enchanted by sorceresses, … Continue reading