Against the Grain

Ernst Bloch’s Utopianism

Of what use is utopian thinking? Is hope something we need to cultivate, or rediscover? Jon Greenaway looks at how the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) thought about history, human consciousness, revolution, Marxism, religion, and fascism.

Jon Greenaway, A Primer on Utopian Philosophy: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ernst Bloch ZerO Books, 2024

Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore, Working-Class Heroes PM Press/Free Dirt, 2019


Artist Song Album Label
1970s Karaoke BandWar (Karaoke in the style of Edwin Starr)1970 Karaoke Classics Volume 1Tency Music
Mat Callahan/Yvonne MooreThe Commonwealth Of ToilWorking-Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in SongFree Dirt Records
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records