Hegemony Now: Gramsci, Guattari, Deleuze (Unfinished article).

This is an article I started writing in 2010 and never really finished. It was commissioned for a special issue of Deleuze Studies but it turned into something quite other than what they wanted and I sort of abandoned it because I had other things to be getting on with. At some point I will finish it and try to publish it properly in some form, but for now I’m posting it here because one person at least has found it useful in its current form. It does actually try to offer a Deleuzo-Gramscian definition of class interest right at the end, which is pretty ambitious I know, but also potentially interesting I guess.  And contrary to the terms stated in the blog’s introductory post, this is well over 10,000 words, Oh well.

Anyway the link is below.

Hegemony Now unfinished.

Jon Cruddas MP interviews Mike Rustin at #changehow

Here is the audio recording I made when  Jon Cruddas, the very interesting MP who is currently leading the Labour Party policy review, interviewed hero of the British New Left, the mighty Mike Rustin, at the Compass ‘Change – how?’ conference, November 30th, 2013. There were other recordings being made at the time some of which might have ended up better quality, but for the impatient, and for the ages, here it is.

The session is introduced by Compass chair, Neal Lawson. The audio quality gets a lot better after Neal’s introduction, which is very short, so don’t be put off if that bit is hard to hear.