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Posted July 20, 2019 Translator’s note: Alfred Sohn-Rethel (1899-1990) was a German philosopher and economist best remembered today for his book Geistige und körperliche Arbeit (first German edition 1970; translated as Intellectual and Manual Labour in 1978), in which he develops a theory of the origin of conceptual thought in the “real abstraction” of market […]

Translator’s note: This short polemical essay originally appeared in a 2006 issue of the journal Kritische Berichte subtitled “Was ist links?—What is Left?” Some of the author’s references are specific to the German context, and of course much has happened in the years since. We publish it here because it strikes us as a useful […]