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Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World

Hester Eisenstein, Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2009) Hester Eisenstein’s Feminism Seduced presents a powerful intellectual history of the development of second wave Western feminism in order … Continue reading

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Tectonic Shifts and Systemic Faultlines: The Global Economic Crisis*

At the conclusion of his widely popular study of the global political economy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, English-born and Oxford-trained Yale historian Paul Kennedy observed, “The task facing American statesmen over the next decades… is to … Continue reading

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Constituent Power in Motion: Ten Years of Transformation in Venezuela

One of the main issues in recent years for those desiring profound social transformation – especially in Latin America – has been the question of taking power. Should we to some extent collaborate with State institutions, or should we reject … Continue reading

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Marxism, Nihilism, and the Problem of Ethical Politics Today

We have found no way to replace capitalism as an effective mode of production, and yet that capitalist society as it actually functions violates all defensible conceptions of a rational moral order. – Alasdair MacIntyre (1979)2 Marxism and contemporary political … Continue reading

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Governments and Movements: Autonomy or New Forms of Domination?

The end of 2008 marked the ten-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s first electoral victory (December 6, 1998), which initiated a new period marked by the emergence of progressive and left governments in South America. His clinching of the presidency was … Continue reading

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Terror and the Individual in B.S. Johnson’s Last Two Novels

I B.S. Johnson (1933–73) remains a marginalised figure in 20th century British literature. Both as a novelist and documentary filmmaker, his working-class background and socialist convictions made him a constant thorn in the side of the political and cultural establishment. … Continue reading

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Malta’s Labour Party and the Politics of Hegemony

This paper will analyze the successes and failures of Malta’s Labour Party since independence (1964), giving due attention to variables such the economy, class structure, politics, ideology and international factors. Particular emphasis will be given to factors such as Malta’s dual-party … Continue reading

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The Formation of Marx’s Critique of Political Economy: From the Studies of 1843 to the Grundrisse

Introduction Despite the predictions that consigned it to eternal oblivion, Marx’s work has returned to the historical stage in recent years and a number of his texts have reappeared on bookshop shelves in many parts of the world. The rediscovery … Continue reading

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The Dialectic of Social and Ecological Metabolism: Marx, Meszaros, and the Absolute Limits of Capital

One of the most remarkable aspects of Marxist scholarship in recent decades has been the recovery and development of Marx’s argument on social and ecological metabolism, which was crucial to his critique of political economy. Marx defined the labor process … Continue reading

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African American Internationalism and Solidarity with the Philippine Revolution*

Let him never dream that his bullet’s scream went wide of its island mark, Home to the heart of his darling land where she stumbled and sinned in the dark. – William Vaughn Moody, “On a Soldier Fallen in the … Continue reading

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