• Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

    Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

    As we know, Marx never wrote a dis­tinct tome on either inter­na­tional trade or on war and geopol­i­tics – a tome that would have prob­lema­tized the space­less assump­tions of either a stag­ist con­cep­tion of world his­tory or a uni­ver­sal­iz­ing cap­i­tal­ist world mar­ket. And in that sense Inter­na­tional Rela­tions – less as a dis­ci­pline but more as a prob­lem­atic – remains very press­ing and urgent for Marx­ists to reap­pro­pri­ate.

Law and Order: Make Marxism Great Again

Law and Order: Make Marxism Great Again

While a Trump pres­i­dency is not impos­si­ble, in this topsy-turvy elec­tion it has turned out to be fool­ish to make pre­dic­tions. It seems fair, how­ever, to ask a ques­tion that is being ignored or sup­pressed: if eight years of Bill Clin­ton gave us George W. Bush, and eight years of Obama gave us Trump, what would eight years of Hillary Clin­ton give us?

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

These two aspects of Ali’s life – the ath­lete and the mil­i­tant – can­not be sep­a­rated: his entire box­ing career was fully polit­i­cal, and his great­est matches, against Ernie Ter­rell and George Fore­man, saw him wag­ing the strug­gle against white supremacy, racism, and col­lab­o­ra­tionism in the box­ing ring itself.

The Future Has Already Happened

The Future Has Already Happened

The real prob­lem with Invent­ing the Future is not the defi­cien­cies in its pro­gram – any bugs in the pro­pos­als could always be ironed out in the test­ing stage – but its rela­tion to futu­rity as such. 

The Afterbern

The Afterbern

To make the most of the polit­i­cal oppor­tu­ni­ties cre­ated by the Sanders cam­paign, rad­i­cals need to develop new forms of orga­ni­za­tion that are appro­pri­ate to our his­tor­i­cal con­junc­ture.

The Idea of May Day on the March (1913)

The Idea of May Day on the March (1913)

The bril­liant basic idea of May Day is the autonomous, imme­di­ate step­ping for­ward of the pro­le­tar­ian masses, the polit­i­cal mass action of the mil­lions of work­ers who oth­er­wise are atom­ized by the bar­ri­ers of the state in the day-to-day par­lia­men­tary affairs.

State and Nation: An Interview with Neil Davidson

State and Nation: An Interview with Neil Davidson

Where Marx and Engels have impor­tant things which are directly about nations is in rela­tion to the atti­tude social­ists should take towards speci­fic national move­ments. At heart their atti­tude is based on whether the suc­cess of any move­ment – seces­sion­ist or irre­den­tist – is likely to advance the pos­si­bil­ity of the social­ist rev­o­lu­tion, although this was often in indi­rect ways.