“Podolinsky Myth,” in Brent Haddad and Barry D. Solomon, ed., Dictionary of Ecological Economics (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2022), 341 words.
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Against Doomsday Scenarios: What Is to Be Done Now?
“Against Doomsday Scenarios: What Is to Be Done Now?” (John Bellamy Foster interviewed by John Molyneux and Owen McCormick), Monthly Review 73, no. 7 (December 2021), pp. 1-16. [Published in Irish Marxist Review, November 2021.] John Molyneux and Owen McCormack: Given the extreme summer weather and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, […]
The Planetary Rift
“The Planetary Rift” (Interview of Foster by Haris Golemis), transform! Yearbook 2021: Capitalism’s Deadly Threat (London: Merlin Press, 2021), pp. 57-72. [Reprinted in Monthly Review (November 2021), pp. 1-14. HG: With your pathbreaking article “Marx’s Theory of Metabolic Rift” (American Journal of Sociology, 1999), you challenged the then prevalent view, even among non-dogmatic Marxists, that […]
Chinese Contract Labor, the Corporeal Rift, and Ecological Imperialism in Peru’s Nineteenth-Century Guano Boom
“Chinese Contract Labor, the Corporeal Rift, and Ecological Imperialism in Peru’s Nineteenth-Century Guano Boom“, (coauthored with Lola Loustaunau, Mauricio Betancourt, and John Bellamy Foster, Foster listed third), Journal of Peasant Studies (published online November 2021), 25 pp. Building on the theory of ecological imperialism in the context of the Peruvian guano boom, this analysis explores the […]
The New Cold War on China
“The New Cold War on China,” Monthly Review, vol. 73, o. 3 (July-August 2021), pp. 1-20. On March 24, 2021, a high-profile article proclaiming “There Will Not Be a New Cold War” appeared in Foreign Affairs, the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, the principal think tank for U.S. grand strategy. The author, […]