Marxist theory

Ann Robertson — The dialectic is a powerful weapon for revolutionary socialists who seek to understand our surrounding world for the purpose of changing it.

Kevin B. Anderson — 2023 marked the 100th anniversary of Georg Lukács’s ‘History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics’ and the 50th anniversary of Raya Dunayevskaya’s ‘Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao’.
Prabhat Patnaik — The crisis of overproduction/underconsumption cannot be overcome within neoliberal capitalism itself. The only way out of this crisis is to go beyond neoliberal capitalism which is to go beyond capitalism.
Michael Pröbsting — The latest edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ annual Armed Conflict Survey paints a grim picture of the crisis-ridden capitalist world order.
Clifton D' Rozario — The regurgitating of the debate of the length of the working day highlights the capitalist ruling class's relentless effort to take away the eight-hour workday.
A long-lost polemic from Rosa Luxemburg, translated into English for the first time.
Sam Gindin — The go-to crises of the socialist left have been “American declinism” and “inter-imperial rivalry.” These crises have not only been predicted by the left but often wished for. This is both bad analysis and worse politics.
Charlie Post reviews the three main radical and Marxian theories — under-consumption, profit squeeze, and the falling rate of profit — to determine their theoretical consistency, factual accuracy and political implications.
Claudio Katz talks about the need to avoid looking at imperialism in purely economic terms, the rise of what he terms an “imperial system” and the complexities of anti-imperialism in the 21st century.
William I. Robinson discusses the rise of transnational class exploitation and how contradictions between a globally integrated economy and a nation-state-based system help explain rising US-China tensions.
Renfrey Clarke — Few questions of international politics have seen the Western left as sharply divided as the war in Ukraine. But there is no good reason why Marxists, with the writings of Vladimir Lenin at their disposal, should lack clarity on how to analyse the war.
Michael Roberts talks about the realities of imperialism today and how much — or, rather, how little — has changed since Vladimir Lenin wrote his book on the subject.