The purpose of this discussion forum is to expound on the politics of the present and past, in particular using theory inspired by a set of thinkers that include (but not limited to) Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin, Baruch Spinoza, Leon Trotsky, Louis Althusser, and Etienne Balibar.

“Overdetermination” is a term coined by Freud and adopted by french Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser:

as a way of thinking about the multiple, often opposed, forces active at once in any political situation, without falling into an over-simple idea of these forces being simply “contradictory.” (


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