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
Interview with journalist run paper EFSYN in Greece, December 2015 (Questions in italics) The “Greek paradox” consists in the fact that a left government (SYRIZA) is forced by its foreign creditors to implement a barbarous package of austerity measures. What does it mean for today’s democracy? The recent Greek experience reminds us that the rule
Interview with the Turkish Left newspaper, “Ozgur Gundem” (June 2015) David McNally 1-) You describe the economic crisis which started in 2007 as the fourth biggest economic crisis in the history of capitalism. For a broader picture, could you explain the main characters of this crisis? What can we expect in the near future? This
The following article is part of a four-person symposium hosted by New Socialist webzine. You can find the full forum here: http://www.newsocialist.org/692-up-against-the-neoliberal-parties-what-should-the-left-do-four-views Anyone looking for easy answers to the challenges of radical politics today is sure to be disappointed. The terrain on which the left operates at the moment is messy, complicated and full of contradictions.
My contribution to the “inequality debate” hosted by the Broadbent Institute. Written December 2012; posted January 23, 2013: While growing social inequality is the product of a multi-pronged economic, political and cultural offensive by corporate power across the neoliberal era, the systematic weakening of trade unions looms especially large in the story. To continue reading,
By David McNally This article will be the afterword to the forthcoming Danish translation of the author’s book Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance — NSW. Since the outbreak of the global slump in 2008 we have been treated to an incessant stream of predictions that “the crisis is over,” that
(Published October 23, 2012 at Jacobin) “Dead is in,” proclaims a Halloween poster outside my local thrift store. Case in point, consider the record ratings for the recent season premier of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which now boasts the largest viewership in the 18-49 age group in the U.S. Continued at: http://jacobinmag.com/2012/10/zombies-apocalypse-or-rebellion/