Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

On Gilbert Achcar’s Marxist Analysis of the Arab Uprising

Originally appeared in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.

Review of Gilbert Achcar’s The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, a book that uncovers its economic and political underpinnings, while also offering a critique of crude forms of anti-imperialism.

Ucrania: Aspiraciones democráticas y rivalidad interimperialista

This article was translated into Spanish and published in Viento Sur (Spain). The original, entitled “Ukraine: Democratic Aspirations 
and Inter-imperialist Rivalry,” was published in New Politics 15:1 (Summer 2014) and can be accessed HERE. The Spanish translation can be accessed HERE.

Popular Movements and Their Contradictions: From the Arab Revolutions to Today

Originally appeared in The International Marxist-Humanist on July 26th, 2014.

Today we face two new and shocking acts of militaristic barbarism, the Israeli attacks on Gaza, which have cost over 1000 lives, almost all of them civilians, and the downing by Russian-backed separatists of a civilian airliner over Ukraine that killed 298. Both of these attacks are examples of nationalist fanaticism; both are counterrevolutionary; both are seeking to extinguish the fires of national liberation movements; both will ultimately fail.

Crisis in Ukraine: A New Politics Pamphlet – by Joanne Landy, Kevin Anderson, and Sean Larson

Three articles from the New Politics magazine (Summer 2014, Issue #57, vol. XV, no. 1)

Three analyses of Ukraine that were issued separately as a pamphlet and will appear in the independent socialist journal New Politics 15:1 (Summer 2014). (French Translation) (SpanishTranslation)

The Althusserian Cul-de-Sac

The French philosopher Louis Althusser’s structuralist Marxism remains a point of reference for many contemporary schools of radical thought, even for some of those that have moved away from Marxism completely. Moreover, as radical thought has experienced a partial return to Marx after several decades of Nietzschean post-structuralism, the legacy of Althusser lies in wait, […]

Ukrayin: Khizeshi Mardomi dar Sayeh-e Rusiyeh-e Putin

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by Farzaneh Raji and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Ukraine: Popular Uprising in the Shadow of Putin’s Russia,” appeared in the International Marxist-Humanist on April 16, 2014 and can be accessed HERE. The Persian translation can be accessed HERE.

Ukraine: Popular Uprising in the Shadow of Putin’s Russia

The Ukrainian uprising and its aftermath constitute one of the most important events of the past year, both subjectively and objectively. At a subjective level, the uprising showed the creativity of masses in motion and the ultimate fragility of state power, even when surrounded by a repressive police apparatus and enjoying the support of a foreign imperialist ally. At an objective level, it has touched off a new stage of interimperialist rivalry that has, at the very least, signaled the end of the already fraying “New World Order” constructed by the US in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

(Persian Translation)

Los escritos tardíos de Marx sobre Rusia reexaminados

This article was translated into Spanish by Alex Appel.

This article was translated into Spanish by Alex Appel and published in Marxismo Critico. The original, entitled “Marx’s Late Writings on Russia Re-Examined” was first published in November 2007 and can be accessed HERE.  The Spanish translation can be accessed HERE.

Karl Marx despre societățile non-occidentale și naționalism

This article was adapted and translated into Romanian by Dr. Mihaela Teodor.

This article was adapted and translated into Romanian by Dr. Mihaela Teodor and published in the literary magazine Clipa: Magazinul actualitatii culturale romanesti. The original, entitled “Not Just Capital and Class: Marx on Non-Western Societies, Nationalism and Ethnicity” was published in Socialism and Democracy in 2010 and can be accessed HERE.  The Romanian translation can […]

De los ‘Grundrisse’ al ‘Capital’: Temas Multilineales

This article was translated into Spanish by Ana Rosa Álvarez Rubio and published in MarxismoCritico. The original, entitled “From the ‘Grundrisse’ to ‘Capital’: Multilinear Themes,” was published on Dec. 9, 2009 and can be accessed HERE. The Spanish translation can be accessed HERE. The PDF file can be downloaded HERE.