Modernity, revolution and postcapitalism… June 28th, 2018 • Our discussions today reinvoke our discussions of modernity and revolution with a focus on the possibility of postcapitalism.
R48G: global warming as grounds for revolutionary ecological socialism…
August 10th, 2018 ·
We are almost at the Gaian endgame: we need a revolutionary movement reborn from the internationals of the twentieth century, able to create a complete break with that past without frittering away the opportunity in facile reformism and yet not smothered in Marxist dogmas. Continue reading “Global warming and social transformation”
Free agents and postcapitalist transition February 24th, 2018
The progression of epochs of economic production modes is not really a viable theory and the result is that critics of marxism can point to a set of historical fallacies that obviate any socialist solution.
The general outline of world history shows its own rough sequence of epochs but these are empirically given and don’t conform to economic systems. History needs to be taken for what it is, as a complex of free agents, values, and the emergence of freedom: the reductionist scientism of economic ‘determinism’ is misleading and false…
Mode of production theory and the macro model’s intermittent/terminating character.
September 22nd, 2016 · Continue reading “The problems with the economic interpretation of history”
A critical marxism was needed a generation ago after 1989 but now the same cliched leftist ideology continues to drown out a viable leftist project to move beyond capitalism…