A 21st Century Marxism: The Revolutionary Possibilities of the “New Economy”

By Chris Wright It should hardly be controversial anymore to say we’re embarking on the “end times” of … something. Maybe it’s corporate capitalism, maybe it’s civilization, maybe it’s humanity. Whatever it is, the unsustainability of the contemporary ancien régime, on the global level, has become obvious. Economically, socially, politically and environmentally, the next 50 years … More A 21st Century Marxism: The Revolutionary Possibilities of the “New Economy”

Hobsbawm’s Long Century

By Joseph Fronczak One long century ago, on June 9, 1917, not quite halfway between the February Revolution and the October Revolution, Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria, Egypt. The lifelong communist died only five years ago, in 2012 at the age of ninety-five. He spent his final years placidly convinced that socialism belonged still … More Hobsbawm’s Long Century

New Book by Alexander Gallas: The Thatcherite Offensive – A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis

From Haymarket Books: In The Thatcherite Offensive, Alexander Gallas provides a class-centered, Neo-Poulantzan political analysis of Thatcherism. Drawing upon Greek state-theorist Nicos Poulantzas, Gallas challenges both mainstream and critical accounts of British politics in the 1980s and 90s. He shows that Thatcherism’s success and novelty, indeed its unity as a political project, lay in the … More New Book by Alexander Gallas: The Thatcherite Offensive – A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis

Imperialism: Is it Still a Relevant Concept? A Debate Among Marxists

Four prominent Marxists met at The New School in New York to debate the relevance of imperialism. The debate was related to the publication of Prabhat Patnaik’s (Jawaharlal Nehru University) new book A Theory of Imperialism (written with Utsa Patnaik). With him in the panel were geographer David Harvey (CUNY), political scientist Nancy Fraser (The … More Imperialism: Is it Still a Relevant Concept? A Debate Among Marxists

Historical Materialism: The Marxist Feminist Stream

Since 2012 the Marxist-feminist stream has been a key component of the Historical Materialism conference in London. The number of feminists participating in the HM conference until then had been much lower than it should have been, and feminist discussions had not garnered the attention and centrality that they deserve. A number of us affiliated … More Historical Materialism: The Marxist Feminist Stream

The Russian Revolution: A Verso Books Reading List

The year 1917 was an epic, a concatenation of adventures, hopes, betrayals, unlikely coincidences, war and intrigue; of bravery and cowardice and foolishness, farce, derring-do, tragedy; of epochal ambitions and change, of glaring lights, steel, shadows; of tracks and trains… This was Russia’s revolution, certainly, but it belonged and belongs to others, too. It could … More The Russian Revolution: A Verso Books Reading List