• Hats and Men: Marx’s Faulty Symmetry

    It is 150 years since Karl Marx published the first volume of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy in 1867, with the two subsequent volumes coming out under the editorship of Friedrich Engels over the next decades. Capital is a masterful appraisal of the ‘vulgar’ defences of capitalism focused on exchange and markets and the more … Keep reading »

  • Deutscher Prize Lecture 2011

    London — 11 November 2011. History versus Theory:a Commentary on Marx’s Method of Capital The 2010 Deutscher Memorial Prize was awarded to David Harvey for his book The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism. Moderated by Alex Callinicos. Also available on YouTube – part 2 with questions and comments. From Wikipedia: “The Isaac … Watch video »

  • The Failure of Liberal Democracy

    Gáspár Miklós Tamás interviewed by Matthew Brett while on a speaking tour of North America, September 2011. Watch video »

  • Is Marx Back?

    Toronto – 19 February 2010. A public interview with Leo Panitch by Ian Morrison of the Platypus Affiliated Society. The economic crisis, as many commentators and critics are quick to point out, has rekindled interest in – and anxieties over – Marxism. Although many on the Left hope this renewed curiosity marks the beginning of … Watch video »

  • The Path to Human Development: Capitalism or Socialism?

    If we believe in people, if we believe that the goal of a human society must be that of “ensuring overall human development,” our choice is clear: socialism or barbarism. These concluding lines from “The Path to Human Development” appear on the back cover of one Venezuelan edition – a pocket-sized edition much like the … Keep reading »