Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult

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In an era of profound economic and ecological crisis, this collection unravels the dynamic contradictions at the heart of capitalism and points possible ways forward to a liberatory future. Through a series of incisive conversations with some of the most eminent thinkers and political economists on the Left—including Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, David Harvey, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Mike Davis, and Doug Henwood—Sasha Lilley examines the roots of the global economic meltdown, neoliberalism in the Global South and North, ...

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Overview

In an era of profound economic and ecological crisis, this collection unravels the dynamic contradictions at the heart of capitalism and points possible ways forward to a liberatory future. Through a series of incisive conversations with some of the most eminent thinkers and political economists on the Left—including Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, David Harvey, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Mike Davis, and Doug Henwood—Sasha Lilley examines the roots of the global economic meltdown, neoliberalism in the Global South and North, struggles against empire past and present, the eternal pendulum swing of social revolt, and the potentialities of the radical tradition in a time of austerity.

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"These conversations illuminate the current world situation in ways that are very useful for those hoping to orient themselves and find a way forward to effective individual and collective action. Highly recommended."  —Kim Stanley Robinson, author, The Years of Rice and Salt

"This is an extremely important book. It is the most detailed, comprehensive, and best study yet published on the most recent capitalist crisis and its discontents."  —Andrej Grubacic, coauthor, Wobblies and Zapatistas

"In this fine set of interviews, an A-list of radical political economists demonstrate why their skills are indispensable to understanding today’s multiple economic and ecological crises."  —Raj Patel, author, Stuffed and Starved

"This collection of interviews introduces the reader to much of the best thinking about social issues on the U.S. left today."  —Barbara Epstein, author, History of Consciousness

"Sasha Lilley’s Capital and Its Discontents is a superb introduction to some of the best traditions, given to us through some of the sharpest thinkers of the Global North." —Vijay Prashad, author, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World

"The value of this book lies in its accessibility. . . . Key points are presented quickly, clearly and in a language that is comprehensible. [This] is the perfect book for liberals and leftists who want to move beyond superficial criticism of bad policies and greedy corporate executives and toward a structural critique of capitalism and imperialism." —Indypendent (April 6, 2011)

"As a whole the book offers incredibly thought-provoking interviews, made more so by Lilley's excellent questioning, and demonstrates her deep and insightful knowledge of the issues and the thinkers with whom she engages." —www.MarxAndPhilosophy.org.uk

"This cool-headed but urgent volume--timely but sophisticated and wide-ranging enough to remain a longtime reference--will serve as an excellent introduction for readers lacking familiarity with discourse in political economy, while providing important elaboration on central themes for those with more background." —Publishers Weekly - Starred review (June 22, 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604863345
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2011
  • Series: Spectre
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sasha Lilley is a writer, broadcaster, and host of Against the Grain on KPFA Radio, the flagship station of the Pacifica Network. She is the series editor of Spectre, the PM Press political economy imprint. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Empire, Neoliberalism, Crisis

Chapter 1 Empire in the Age of Capital Ellen Meiksins Wood 27

Chapter 2 The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Riddle of Capital David Harvey 43

Chapter 3 Demystifying Globalization Leo Panitch Doug Henwood 78

Chapter 4 The Global Economic Meltdown David McNally 90

Chapter 5 Capitalist Crisis and Radical Renewal Sam Gindin Greg Albo Leo Panitch 105

Part II Commodification, Enclosure, and the Contradictions of Capitalism

Chapter 6 The Ecological Dimensions of Marx's Thought John Bellamy Foster 123

Chapter 7 The Socio-Ecological Crises of Capitalism Jason W. Moore 136

Chapter 8 The Agrarian Question and Multiple Paths of Capitalist Development in East Asia and South Africa Gillian Hart 153

Chapter 9 Labor and Capital, Gender and Commodification Ursula Huws 165

Part III Alternatives?

Chapter 10 National Capitalism in the Third World Vivek Chibber 185

Chapter 11 Isaac Deutscher and the Old Left Mike Davis 200

Chapter 12 Anti-imperialism and the New Left, Revolt and Retrenchment Tariq Ali 210

Chapter 13 Postmodernism and the Politics of Expression John Sanbonmatsu 220

Chapter 14 Anarchism, Council Communism, and Life After Capitalism Noam Chomsky 237

Chapter 15 Libertarian Socialism for the Twenty-First Century Andrej Grubacic 246

Acknowledgments 259

Contributors 261

Notes 263

Index 269

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