Anticipating the publication later this year of the English edition of History and Obstinacy, this issue of October presents three texts related to this epochal book by Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge: the volume's third chapter and philosophical nucleus, “Elements of a Political Economy of Labor Power”; an interview with Negt and Kluge, made shortly after the appearance of the original edition, which provides a concise introduction to the book's ambitious plan for writing an anthropology of capital; and a more recent interview in which Negt reflects on the historical and theoretical concerns that first motivated this collaborative enterprise.

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