New Book: Marx’s Capital – An Unfinishable Project?

Edited by Gerald Hubmann & Marcel van der Linden. From Haymarket Books: For almost 150 years, scholars have been debating how to interpret Marx’s seminal work Capital while they had access to just some of Marx’s economic manuscripts. This changed in 2013 with the publication of all the known economic writings of Marx and Engels … More New Book: Marx’s Capital – An Unfinishable Project?

The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

By James Parisot, The continuing debate over contemporary imperialism triggered by John Smith’s criticisms of David Harvey has been wide ranging and brought forth many important questions for 21st century global capitalism. The discussion was primarily centered around insights from Smith’s book Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century regarding questions of economic exploitation between those countries … More The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

The Roots of Marx’s Anti-Colonialism

By Thierry Drapeau, In his film The Young Karl Marx, director Raoul Peck features a scene where an anonymous Frenchman of African descent makes a heartfelt intervention during one of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s outdoor speeches in Paris. Contrasting with the crowd of laborers gathered around him, the elegantly dressed, top-hatted black gentleman briefly interrupts the famous … More The Roots of Marx’s Anti-Colonialism

New Book: The Evolution of Economic Ideas and Systems – A Pluralist Introduction

By Geoffrey Schneider. From Routledge: In order to fully understand the evolution and future growth of economic systems, we must draw on the lessons of economic history. The 2008 Financial Crisis, for example, mirrored past economic meltdowns with uncanny accuracy. Just like the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Savings and Loan Crisis of … More New Book: The Evolution of Economic Ideas and Systems – A Pluralist Introduction

New Book: The French Revolution and Historical Materialism

By Henry Heller. From Haymarket Books: An essential new contribution to the debate about how Marxists should understand the French Revolution In this stirring and persuasive defense of the classical Marxist view of the French Revolution as a bourgeois and capitalist revolution, Henry Heller lays to rest the stylish revisionism on the subject that still … More New Book: The French Revolution and Historical Materialism

New Book: World in Crisis – Marxist Perspectives on Crash & Crisis

Edited by Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts. From Haymarket Books: The most comprehensive empirically based defense of Marx’s law of profitability as the cause of Capitalist crises. Most mainstream economists view capitalism’s periodic breakdowns as nothing more than temporary aberrations from an otherwise unbroken path toward prosperity. For Marxists, this fundamental flaw has long been … More New Book: World in Crisis – Marxist Perspectives on Crash & Crisis