Was the emergence of capitalism a preordained affair?  Was it natural and inevitable that capitalism developed in England and spread to the rest of the world, as conventional accounts would have it?  Or was capitalism’s emergence contingent, arising out of social conflict in the countryside?  Marxist scholars Christopher Isett and Stephen Miller explore what the … Continued


He was a trailblazing critic of imperialism, but chances are you’ve never heard his name.  The radical Japanese journalist Kotoku Shusui, who moved from socialism to anarchism, wrote a seminal critique of imperialism — before Hobson and Lenin — and led the movement against empire in Japan.  Robert Tierney discusses Kotoku, his classic work Imperialism, … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – September 7, 2015

Solidarity and Historical Memory As the prime minister of Hungary announces that his country will not accept Muslim refugees, Professor Paola Bacchetta talks with Michèle Sibony, commentator and spokesperson for the French Jewish Union for Peace about Islamophobia and claims of rising anti-Semitism in France.  Sibony locates the roots of French Muslim resentment against Jews … Continued


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