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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

“Henri Lefebvre’s Marxian Ecological Critique: Recovering a Foundational Contribution to Environmental Sociology” (coauthored with Brian M. Napoletano, Brett Clark & Pedro S. Urquijo), Environmental Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2019.1670892. [PDF] 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 […]

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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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The Robbery of Nature

Consists of eleven chapters mostly based on articles previously published in Monthly Review 2016-2018, all developed around a central theme and developed into an argument in book form. Nine of the articles/chapters have been previously published, two will first appear in this book. Seven of the chapters in the book were written (or are being written) by […]

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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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Metabolic Rifts and the Ecological Crisis

“Metabolic Rifts and the Ecological Crisis” (coauthored with Brett Clark and Stefano B. Longo, Clark listed first), The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 651-58, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190695545.001.0001. [PDF] The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx provides an entry point for those new to Marxism. At the same time, its chapters, written by […]

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Absolute Capitalism

“Absolute Capitalism,” Monthly Review vol. 71, no. 1 (May 2019), pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.14452/MR-071-01-2019-05_1 [HTML] Although neoliberalism is widely recognized as the central political-ideological project of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is a term that is seldom uttered by those in power. Behind this particular ruse lies a deeply disturbing, even hellish, reality. Neoliberalism can be defined […]

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