The FBI files on being and nothingness.
"From 1945 onwards, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI spied on Camus and Sartre
. The investigation soon turned into a philosophical inquiry…" [Via]
There's a red star up on the Christmas tree. [Via]
The Rise of China and the Future of the West: Can the Liberal System Survive?
"China's rise will inevitably bring the United States' unipolar moment to an end. But that does not necessarily mean a violent power struggle or the overthrow of the Western system. The U.S.-led international order can remain dominant even while integrating a more powerful China -- but only if Washington sets about strengthening that liberal order now." [more inside]
Whatever Capitalism's Fate, Somebody's Already Working on an Alternative.
"We may not know the region from which the next Marx will hail or his particular approach. But we can be sure that someone, somewhere will offer an alternative vision." You'll never guess what radical reformer the author has in mind. This is a very interesting piece.