Recovering the Legacy of Marxism in the Face of the Ecological Crisis
Does progress require the conquest of nature? Is “humanity” responsible for the climate crisis? What is the relationship between nature and capitalist society? In Marx’s Ecology — newly translated into Spanish for Ediciones IPS — John Bellamy Foster overturns conventional interpretations of Marx and instead offers a rational approach to the environmental crisis. This article presents the prologue to the new Spanish-language edition.
Juan DuarteJune 5, 2022
Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War
During World War I, the Marxist movement had a rich debate on the questions of militarism, imperialism, and self-determination. Those discussions help inform some of the current issues around the war in Ukraine.
Josefina L. MartínezMarch 31, 2022
A World to Win: Sign Up for Left Voice’s Intro to Marxism Reading Group
Join us this spring in an Intro to Marxism Reading Group. Meetings will be held every Sunday at 6 pm ET.
Left VoiceFebruary 10, 2022
The Leninist Conception of the Party: Myths and Realities
In Lenin’s work, the party question is not only decisive but is also probably the most difficult to unravel.
Marina GarrisiOctober 3, 2021
Mariátegui: Marxism, Anti-imperialism, and Socialism
The political crisis in Peru has led to a renewed interest in José Carlos Mariátegui, Latin America’s greatest Marxist.
Juan Dal MasoJuly 25, 2021
Competition, Monopoly, and Exploitation under Capitalism
While signing an executive order to expand competition and crack down on monopolistic practices, Joe Biden said that “capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation.” His statement reflects a long-standing assumption among both classical and more left-leaning economists alike that increasing monopolization is the source of increasing exploitation under capitalism. What do they get wrong? Economist Michael Roberts explains.
Michael RobertsJuly 17, 2021
Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique
John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021