Articles by Anej Korsika

A Seller’s Market? On buying and selling labor power these days in Slovenia

We are publishing this article in cooperation with the internal portal Bilten, in which it first appeared in Serbo-Croatian. It’s a seller’s market! I speak of the Slovenian Labour Force Market, “sellers” being workers selling their labour power. Statistically speaking, the country’s unemployment rate is at a record low level: 7,2 percent as of September. Compared to almost twice that number at the peak of the last financial crisis in 2013/14, this all appears to be very encouraging. Yet like paintings, statistics are beautiful only if we admire them from the appropriate distance. Co ..

Interview with Moishe Postone: “Critique and Dogmatism”

Note from LeftEast editors: We re-publish this article, originally published by on 22.03.2018 – on the occasions of the seven-year anniversary of the Syrian uprisings as well as the passing of the great scholar and political theorist Moishe Postone. The interview (conducted in 2011 by Slovenian then-doctoral student Anej Korsika), was first published in English on Korsika’s blog in 2015. Anej Korsika: In the beginning of 2011, I spent three months at the University of Chicago, studying under the supervision of professor Moishe Postone, my foreign doctoral adviser. As time passes, one ..

Perils of Parliamentary Immersion

Note from the LeftEast editors: this article is re-published from the author’s  Word Press page. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Three years ago, in 2012, Initiative for Democratic Socialism(IDS) didn’t actually exist. It was just a small group of some 20 citizens aiming to change the world. Three years later it is a parliamentarian political party with 6 MPs and 600 members. Last Saturday, on 4th of April, 2015, the party had its first regular congress (after having the founding con ..