Are we headed for another crisis?

ARE WE HEADED FOR ANOTHER CRISIS? Socialist Worker (U.S.), January 28, 2019 David McNally is a veteran socialist and activist, and the author of numerous books, including Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance and Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism. He is the new Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at

Fighting for Socialism Today

Published by rs21, December 19, 2018: https://www.rs21.org.uk/2018/12/19/fighting-for-socialism-today/ In a public talk given for the New Socialists in Toronto on 4 November 2018, following a spate of far-right terror attacks, David McNally surveyed political and social developments across Britain, France, Germany, Canada and the United States. McNally argues that the crisis conditions of late capitalism fuelling the advance of

Karl Marx: Revolutionary Heretic

(Originally published by Against the Current, and then published online by newsocialist.org on August 25, 2018, here: https://newsocialist.org/karl-marx-revolutionary-heretic/) DAVID MCNALLY Let us celebrate Marx the heretic. In a global moment in which “the old is dying and the new cannot yet be born” (Gramsci), let us embrace the Marx who, fully immersed in his historical moment,

“Adventure it was”: The Impossible Revolution of 1917

(Originally published at newsocialist.org on November 6, 2017, here: https://newsocialist.org/adventure-it-was-the-impossible-revolution-of-1917/ ) DAVID MCNALLY Through the wasteland of war and hunger emerged a simple flash of light. A message of hope from Russia: the Czar of Russia had been overthrown and a new workers’ government was declaring an end to war, poverty and exploitation. Victor Serge glimpsed this

Of Hegel and Bernie Sanders

In the spring/summer of 2016, I responded to Facebook postings about the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US with the following statement (it then elicited further debate and some additional musings I add below) True statements , Hegel pointed out, are frequently trivial. It is correct, but trivial to point out that 1+1=2.  This simple