Since the November election, the Erdogan government has launched a near civil war in the predominantly Kurdish regions of southeastern Turkey. It is seeking to create a climate of fear and repression that will drive out of the legal political process the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the coalition of leftwing Kurds, Turkish leftists, ecologists, feminists, […]
First published in the Japanese edition of Kevin Anderson, Marx at the Margins(Tokyo: Shakai Hyoron Sha, 2015). PDF
This article was translated into Persian by Samiah Rostampour and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “ISIS Carnage in Paris Portends Repression in Europe and Intensified War in Middle East,” was published in the International Marxist-Humanist, November 19, 2015. The Persian translation can be accessed HERE.
Kevin Anderson’s conversation with Benjamin Birnbaum on the themes of Anderson’s Marx aux Antipodes (Marx at the Margins). Originally appeared in Contretemps: Revue de critique communiste (Paris) No. 27 (2015), pp. 143-55
The November 13 murder of over 130 totally innocent French civilians by criminal jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) has brought the carnage of Syria and Iraq to the heart of Europe. Operating in three teams, these ISIS members massacred the audience at a rock concert, also attacking a soccer […]
[Originally appeared in Logos 14:2-3 (Summer 2015)] The Present Moment Over the past year, the outlook for revolutionary change for democracy and social justice in much of the Middle East and North Africa has become bleak. Egypt has experienced authoritarian military rule at a level that exceeds the repression of Mubarak, thus rolling back the […]
[Author’s last version of my response to a symposium in Dialectical Anthropology (published online spring 2015) on Marx at the Margins: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. The symposium featured these essays: Aijaz Ahmad (India), “Karl Marx, Global Theorist,” David Norman Smith (USA), “Prometheus Unchained, Marx’s Abolitionism,” Michal Buchowski (Poland), “Marx for Poles,” and Eamonn Slater […]
This article was published in el delfin, a website associated with the Carrera de Ciencias Políticas y Administración Pública de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The English original, “Karl Marx and Intersectionality,” first appeared in Logos: a journal of modern society & culture, Vol. 14:1 (2015) and can be found here http://logosjournal.com/2015/anderson-marx/ The Spanish […]
I originally sought to do three things in Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism. First, I argued that Lenin’s 1914-15 notes on Hegel and dialectics constituted a serious and original engagement with dialectics, one that went beyond that of his mechanistic earlier work, especially Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (1908). Second, I attempted to show that the Hegel […]
In the late twentieth century, a theoretical discourse of intersectionality became almost hegemonic in many sectors of radical intellectual life. In this discourse, which concerned social issues and movements around race, gender, class, sexuality, and other forms of oppression, it was often said we should avoid any kind of class reductionism or essentialism in which gender and race are subsumed under the category of class.