Manuel DeLanda. The City and Capitalism. 2011 Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, uses assemblage theory to discuss the city, society, Walter Christaller, and civilization throughout history. DeLanda then tackles the topic of capitalism, challenging Karl Marx and Marcism with the theory of French historian Fernand Braudel. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland.