“Podolinsky Myth,” in Brent Haddad and Barry D. Solomon, ed., Dictionary of Ecological Economics (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2022), 341 words.
Author Archive | John Bellamy Foster
The Capitalinian: The First Geological Age of the Anthropocene
“The Capitalinian: The First Geological Age of the Anthropocene,” Monthly Review, vol. 73, no. 4 (September 2021), pp. 1-16. The geologic time scale, dividing the 4.6 billion years of Earth history into nested eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages, is one of the great scientific achievements of the last two centuries. Each division is directed […]
The Ecology of Socialism
“The Ecology of Socialism,” Rosa Luxemburg Conference, Berlin, January 9, 2021, provided a video keynote, January 9, 2021.
“The Return of the Dialectics of Nature” (video lecture)
“The Return of the Dialectics of Nature” (video lecture), Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize, Historical Materialism Coference, London, November 12, 2021, 70 minutes. This is a prerecording of the 2020 Deutscher Prize Lecture by John Bellamy Foster. The title of the lecture is: “The Return of the Dialectics of Nature: Marxian Ecology and the Struggle […]
COVID-19 and Imperial Value: Commodity Chains, Global Monopolies, and Catastrophe Capitalism
“COVID-19 and Imperial Value: Commodity Chains, Global Monopolies, and Catastrophe Capitalism,” International Critical Thought (forthcoming vol. 12, no. 3 [September 2022], 16 pp.
The Return of the Dialectics of Nature
“The Return of the Dialectics of Nature,” Historical Materialism (forthcoming 2022, Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Lecture), 10,000 words.
“Foreword” to Cheng Enfu, “China’s Economic Dialectics”
“Foreword” to Cheng Enfu, China’s Economic Dialectics (New York: International Publishers, 2021), vii-xiii. For Western Marxists, what is likely to be most astonishing is the many-sided approach to Marxism displayed throughout this work. This reflects a strong emphasis on cultivating an open Marxism, drawing on different views and debates, and various movement vernaculars, in the […]
“Introduction” to István Mézáros, “Beyond Leviathan: Critique of the State”
“Introduction” to István Mézáros, Beyond Leviathan: Critique of the State (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2022), 20 pp. István Mészáros was one of the greatest political theorists of the twentieth century. Left unfinished at the time of his death, Beyond Leviathan is written on the magisterial scale of his previous book, Beyond Capital, and meant […]
Henri Lefebvre’s Conception of Nature-Society in the Revoltuonary Project of Autogeston
“Henri Lefebvre’s Conception of Nature-Society in the Revoltuonary Project of Autogeston” (coauthered with Brian M. Napoletano, Pedro Urquijo, and Brett Clark—Foster listed fourth), Dialogues in Human Geography (prepublished online March 29, 2022), 20 pp. Henri Lefebvre’s intricate material-dialectical approach to the nature-society problematic, taken together with his advocacy of a praxis oriented to total transformation […]
Lukács and the Tragedy of Revolution
“Lukács and the Tragedy of Revolution,” Monthly Review 73, no. 9 (February 2022), pp. 1-12. In his 20s and early 30s, Georg Lukács emerged as one of Europe’s towering intellectuals, the author of the two-volume A History of the Development of Modern Drama (1908, 1911), Soul and Form (1910), Aesthetic Culture (1913), The Theory of the […]