A tension between South Korea and North Korea has been existing since the ceasefire of the Korean War. This tension, which often takes a form of militaristic aggression, has heavily influenced the socio-economic system of South Korea and has become the basis of creating its anti-communist cultural structure. We do not have to look so […]

By J. Sul It has been recently discovered that the U.S.A. shipped living anthrax to its Air force base stationed in Osan city of South Korea[1]. Questions and suspicions obviously arose in regards to the shipment. The U.S.A. officials addressed that it was just a shipment “accident”. They accordingly made an apology to South Korean […]

By J. Sul Introduction The main purpose of this article is to establish a concrete link between Althusser’s works (“On Ideology” and “What is a Mode of production?”) and historical materialism. To be precise, this work is a preliminary text that attempts to make use of Althusser’s concepts of ideology and subject when analyzing a change […]

By J. Sul Introduction JeJu island which is known to be the most beautiful island in South Korea has become one of the most controversial geopolitical locations in the nation. This is mainly due to the imperialistic policy of the US and the militaristic affiliation it has made with the South Korean government: the installation […]

By J. Sul Introduction The number of atypical, part-time and dispatch laborers (also known as precarious workers) has drastically increased in South Korea after the financial crisis of 1997 [1]. To overcome the economic crisis, the South Korean government received financial aid from the International Monetary Fund at the cost of restructuring its national business […]

By J. Sul South Korea is in a political conundrum now. For the first time since the establishment of Constitutional Court of Korea, a political party is disbanded because of its “hidden” socialist agenda behind their official manifesto. The United Progressive Party which has been framed as being pro-North Korea is disassembled by the judges […]

One of many reasons dialectical materialism is deemed incomprehensible is because it formulates concepts based on relationality. Due to that unique philosophical nature, the interpretation of the concepts which disregards their relationality has been contributing to the ambiguity of dialectical materialism. However, ambiguity is the least harm such misinterpretation causes. The interpretation disregarding the relationality […]

Karl Marx’s research method in Capital has been equivocated by not only his predecessors, but also by Marx himself. The equivocation primarily arises from the absence of Marx’s own writing of the research method he employed in Capital. Marx did not expatiate upon his research method because Capital was written for the newly born industrial […]