The Apostle of Reason: Hegel & The Desire for Emancipation in the 21st Century
This article critically engages Todd McGowan's book, Emancipation After Hegel. Through McGowan's book, the author offers a Marxist-Hegelian interpretation of universal emancipation elaborated through a Lacanian psychoanalytic perspective. Drawing on McGowan, the author suggests that the relevance of Hegel today only comes after we read him through Marx and Freud. The article concludes by proposing the rhetoric of Democratic Socialism as an emancipatory concept for the 21st century.