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Marxism news and analysis from The Nation
January 18, 2023
Was the True Meaning of Capitalism Forgotten?
A conversation with historian Michael Sonenscher about the tricky task of defining capitalism and his new book,
Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word
November 29, 2022
Nancy Fraser’s Lessons From the Long History of Capitalism
She talked to
about capitalism’s evolutions and what the left can do to better prepare for the next political crisis.
October 28, 2022
How Useful Is Theory In Moments of Crisis?
A conversation with sociologist Dylan Riley about the state of left politics, defending social theory as a political tool, and his new book
July 11, 2022
The Rise of Bad Art and the Decline of Political Candor
Though the language of cliché has switched from the middle-class respectability of the 1950s to our current obsessions with “inclusion” and concern for the marginalized, the practice of washing our clean linen in public endures in our culture.
May 23, 2022
Vivek Chibber on the Future of Marxist Thought
His new book
The Class Matrix: Social Theory After the Cultural Turn
is an impassioned argument for centering class politics in both theory and praxis.
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May 2, 2022
What Is Left of History?
On the Judgment of History
asks us to imagine the past without the idea of progress. But what gets left out in the process?
David A. Bell
April 18, 2022
Cedric Robinson’s Radical Democracy
Rejecting the resignation of the 1970s and ’80s, Robinson found hope and resistance in the ruins of the American city.
December 27, 2021
The Anti-Intellectual Intellectuals of the Conservative Movement
Why is Mark Levin’s
December 2, 2021
How Much Could a Banana Republic Cost?
In a first attempt to determine who really runs the world, a look at the royal families of old.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
July 14, 2021
Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism
But it is only Utopia that allows us to dream together.