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,

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

Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Canadian State

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.

The Continuing Global Slump

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

Zombies: Apocalypse or Rebellion?

(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/