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Friday, August 10, 2018

Table of Contents for Work In Progress: Can the Philippines' Revolution Re-emerge? Humanism and Social Transformation

Chapter 2 of my new book, Hegel, Marx, and the Necessity and Freedom Dialectic: Marxist-Humanism and Critical Theory in the United States ( describes Herbert Marcuse’s break with Martin Heidegger’s existentialism in the former’s two 1932 works: Hegel’s Ontology and the Theory of Historicity, and “New Sources on the Foundations of Historical Materialism”.

I am including a link to the Table of Contents for my work in progress—Can the Philippines’ Revolution Re-emerge? Humanism and Social Transformation. Included are papers I presented from the early 2000s to 2016 at universities in the Philippines on Critical Theory and Marxist-Humanism, which attempt to show the relevance of Marcuse and Raya Dunayevskaya’s developing critical social theories in the context of revolution and counter-revolution in the Philippines.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018 Presentation at Left Forum, John Jay College, New York City


Monday, August 21, 2017

Duterte’s Oplan Tokhang: Can the Philippines’ Revolution Re-Emerge?

I'm posting an essay ("Duterte’s Oplan Tokhang: Can the Philippines’ Revolution Re-Emerge?") based on research and interviews I conducted during visits to the Philippines in November 2016 and April 2017. I may still publish it, but I wanted to share it with friends now in light of two recent events: the recent intensification of Duterte's "war on drugs", in which perhaps 80, mostly urban poor, have been murdered by the police, and President Trump's comments, reported in last week's NYT: