Marxism

IDEAS & DEBATES

Weber’s Protestant Ethic: a Marxist Critique

March 25, 2017 | The hype with culture and ideas in sociological thought has taken attention away from economic forces.

Juan Cruz Ferre

GUEST POST

Theory and Popularization

February 15, 2017 | Socialist and communist parties have often blurred the line between theory and popularization. Marxist theory is not simply sociology — the study of political economy or history — but a guide for (...)

Doug Greene

GUEST POST

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

February 13, 2017 | Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People's Campaign. At a time when the political (...)

Lily Cichanowicz

EDUCATION

Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective

October 31, 2016 | What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against (...)

Gabriela Lamelas Paz

REFLECTIONS ON A 20th CENTURY SOCIAL THEORY CLASSIC

Althusser vs. Althusser

October 28, 2016 | Louis Althusser (1918-1990), the French philosopher born in Algeria, is one of the main intellectual figures of European Marxism in the post-World War II era. A member of the French Communist (...)

Juan Dal Maso

DISCUSSIONS ON IMPERIALISM TODAY

Global Capitalism as Imperialist Construct

September 24, 2016 | Delving into the writings of Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, this article is the first in a series of elaborations on modern-day imperialism and the possibilities for Marxist theoretical analysis.

Esteban Mercatante

IDEAS & DEBATES

The Workday: An Endless Battle Around Time

July 29, 2016 | Everyday work life is a silent struggle—an ongoing battle for a moment of rest or distraction.

Luigi Morris

Ideas & Debates

What’s Next After Postmodernism?

July 07, 2016

Terry Eagleton