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Ben Cohen and Eve Garrard

giving their due weight to the passages which he himself so aptly characterizes? Well, just the class interests thesis and other passages said to be its consequence, and which he takes – wrongly, but we have decided here to let this pass – as evincing a contempt on Marx’s part for humanitarianism. Exegetically, however, it is no more legitimate to set aside the first sort of passage for not squaring with the second than it would be to set aside the second sort, therefore the class interests thesis itself, for not squaring with the first. If the object is to understand

in The Norman Geras Reader
Gavan Titley

European humanitarianism, increasing the socially corrosive pool of unwanted migrants, posing unsustainable costs to states reining in public spending, and ultimately posing a cultural threat through family reunification and the formation of a ‘ghettoised underclass’. As Crowley and Hickman discuss: even though refugees and asylum-seekers form only part of contemporary trans-world movements, the idea that migration movements are dominated by asylum-seekers has persisted … the construction of the asylum-seeker effaced the identity and heterogeneity of asylum

in Ireland under austerity