Viewpoint Magazine

Issue 3: Workers' Inquiry

Issue 3: Workers’ Inquiry

The Amer­i­can Worker in Transna­tional Cir­cu­la­tion • Expe­ri­ence and Infor­ma­tion • The Dis­cov­ery of Class Com­po­si­tion • No Inves­ti­ga­tion, No Right to Speak • Inquiry Today • Future Direc­tions for The­ory and Inquiry • Let­ters from Readers

New Site, and a Preview

New Site, and a Preview

The View­point web­site has been redesigned, thanks to the excel­lent work of Peter Rood, and the illus­tra­tions of Steven Zam­brano Cas­cante. Our third issue, on the theme “Work­ers’ Inquiry,” is just around the cor­ner. Until then, here’s a small taste of what’s to come.

Issue 2: Theory and Practice

Issue 2: Theory and Practice

The move­ments of the unem­ployed in Argentina • Human­i­ties and the uni­ver­sity cri­sis • The TED­i­fi­ca­tion of higher edu­ca­tion • An inter­view with Gopal Bal­akr­ish­nan • Dance, music, and protest • Rad­i­cal ethnog­ra­phy and cul­tural stud­ies • Mod­ern crises and the ver­nac­u­lar • Trans­la­tions of Alisa Del Re, Michael Fou­cault, and Louis Althusser

Is There a Future for Socialism?

Is There a Future for Socialism?

First entry in an exchange with Jacobin, by Asad Haider and Salar Mohan­desi: “We all won­dered, as we watched Back to the Future, how alter­na­tive futures could change the whole uni­verse while Marty McFly stayed the same. Those movies amounted to a Rea­gan­ite phi­los­o­phy of his­tory: the short-circuit between the Fifties and the Eight­ies which con­verts every con­tin­gent encounter into one reac­tionary loop, cen­tered on the white man who secretly invents rock n’ roll, seduces his mother, and con­quers the space-time continuum.”

Is Lenin Still Relevant?

Is Lenin Still Relevant?

View­point was invited to debate Lenin’s State and Rev­o­lu­tion in a panel at the Left Forum. Check it out if you’re near New York City this week­end. Details below.