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Marx and Slavery

Marx and Slavery (coauthored), Monthly Review vol. 72, no. 3 (July 2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-03-2020-07_9 The rise to prominence of analyses of racial capitalism represents a breakthrough in Marxian theory. This has necessarily been accompanied by a critique of previous Marxian analyses, which all too often ignored or minimized the relation of slavery to capitalism. In recent years, however, […]

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COVID-19 and Catastrophe Capitalism

COVID-19 and Catastrophe Capitalism: Commodity Chains and Ecological-Epidemiological-Economic Crises (coauthored with Intan Suwandi), Monthly Review vol. 72, no. 2 (June 2020), pp. 1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-02-2020-06_1  [HTML] Since the late twentieth century, capitalist globalization has increasingly adopted the form of interlinked commodity chains controlled by multinational corporations, connecting various production zones, primarily in the Global South, with the […]

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The Rift of Éire

The Rift of Éire (coauthored with Brett Clark), Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 11 (April 2020), pp. 1-11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-071-11-2020-04_1 [HTML] Karl Marx’s (and Frederick Engels’s) analysis of nineteenth-century Irish history revealed what is referred to as “the rift of Éire” in the colonial period. Indeed, it is in relation to the analysis of the […]

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Marx and the Indigenous

Marx and the Indigenous (coauthored with Brett Clark and Hannah Holleman, Foster listed first), Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 9 (February 2020), pp. 1-19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-071-09-2020-02_1 [HTML] The “turn toward the indigenous” in social theory in the last couple of decades, associated with the critique of white settler colonialism, has reintroduced themes long present in […]

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Capitalism and Robbery

“Capitalism and Robbery: The Expropriation of Land, Labor, and Corporeal Life” (coauthored with Brett Clark and Hannah Holleman, Foster listed first), Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 7 (December 2019), pp. 1-23. DOI: 10.14452/MR-071-07-2019-11_1 [HTML] Historical capitalism cannot be understood aside from its existence as a colonial/imperialist world system in which the violent exercise of power […]

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Henri Lefebvre’s Marxian Ecological Critique

French Marxist sociologist, Henri Lefebvre, was one of the foremost social theorists of the twentieth century, celebrated for his critiques of everyday life, urban revolution, and the production of space. We argue here that his mature work also encompassed a theory of ecological crisis, drawing directly on Marx’s theory of metabolic rift. In this conception, […]

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The Rise of the Right

“The Rise of the Right: John Bellamy Foster Interviewed by Farooque Chowdhury,” Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 5 (October 2019), pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.14452/MR-071-05-2019-09_1 [HTML] In an interview with Farooque Chowdhury, Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster speaks about the historical conditions associated with the rise of new far-right movements of a broadly neofascist character. […]

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Imperialism in the Anthropocene

“Imperialism in the Anthropocene” (coauthored with Hannah Holleman and Brett Clark, Foster listed first), Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 3 (July-August 2019), pp. 70-88. DOI: 10.14452/MR-071-03-2019-07_5 [HTML] Today there can be no doubt about the main force behind our ongoing planetary emergency: the exponential growth of the capitalist world economy, particularly in the decades since […]

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Late Imperialism

“Late Imperialism,” Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 3 (July-August 2019), pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.14452/MR-071-03-2019-07_1 [HTML] The globalization of production (and finance)—which emerged along with neoliberalism out of the economic stagnation of the mid–1970s and then accelerated with the demise of Soviet-type societies and China’s reintegration into the capitalist world system—has generated a more generalized monopoly […]

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