Martin Shuster is associate professor of philosophy and holds the chair of Judaic studies and justice at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, where he also directs the Center for Geographies of Justice. In addition to many articles and essays across a range of topics, he is the author of Autonomy after Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity; New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre; and How to Measure a World? A Philosophy of Judaism. With Anne O’Byrne, he is the editor of Logics of Genocide: The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World. With Henry Pickford, he is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Theodor W. Adorno and he recently just signed a contract to write the Critical Theory book in Routledge’s The Basics series.
A short overview of Kojin Karatani’s Marxist influenced focus on modes of exchange as revealing the Borromean ring of Capital-Nation-State, and the import of this ring for religion.