Tag: Marxist Theory


Decolonization without National Sovereignty

Nandita Sharma responds to Neil Braganza’s review of her book Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants


Rethinking Japan’s Red Years

Gavin Walker discusses the history and state of Marxist theory in Japan from the early 20th century to the present day.


What Is the Meaning of Revolution Today?

Spectre editor David McNally confronts the new reformism, calling for radical honesty as we assess the meaning of revolution today.


Know Your Enemy

In this original, empirically rich study, Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective provide a systematic inquiry into the political ecology of the far right in the twenty-first century.


Turning a Profit from Death

How can we stem Narendra Modi’s murderous response to Covid-19 in India? Spectre’s Tithi Bhattacharya explains why anti-capitalism is central to this struggle and why Modi is by no means up to the task.


Mariátegui in Debate

Deni Alfaro Rubbo reviews Mike Gonzalez’s new book, In the Red Corner, about the political ideas of José Carlos Mariátegui.

Literary theory

Rosa Luxemburg and Postcolonial Criticism

Helen Scott argues that Rosa Luxemburg is a key figure in postcolonial literary criticism whose contributions to the field have tended to be overlooked.


Recentering the Lumpen Question Today

Daniel Tutt reconsiders the meaning the “lumpenproletariat,” not as a noun, but as a verb: an active process of lumpenization. What implications does this rethinking have in store for communist strategy, and how does it allow us to better understand the recurrent phenomenon of Bonapartism?


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