Author: Warren Montag

François Matheron (1955–2021) 

On April 3rd, the French Marxist philosopher François Matheron passed away from complications related to Covid-19. Here we publish an obituary by regular Left Voice contributor, Warren Montag, celebrating Matheron’s life and his contributions to Marxist thought.

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Learning from the Masses: Trotsky at the Modern Circus

In the early 20th century, mass audiences at the Modern Circus in Petrograd clamored at the sound of Trotsky’s voice, and he, in turn, vibrated to the rhythm of the audience. Marxist scholar Warren Montag dissects a passage of Trotsky’s ‘My Life’ and analyzes it through the lens of Baruch Spinoza. 

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The COVID-19 Conjuncture

In this interview, Warren Montag argues that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used by capital to enforce — through the instrument of the state — unheard-of levels of market discipline to secure profits at the expense of working people’s lives. 

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The Fear of Trotsky Is a Fear of the Masses

The literary critic Warren Montag, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, was among the hundreds of intellectuals who signed a letter of protest against the Netflix series “Trotsky.” In this essay, he explains how traditional anti-Semitic tropes were always used against Leon Trotsky and are being recycled now by the Putin regime.

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