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May '68 in France (1968)

May ’68 in France (1968)

Euro­pean cap­i­tal is today enter­ing an insti­tu­tion­al cri­sis. If the free­dom of being able to vote com­mu­nist is no longer enough for the young work­ers as com­pen­sa­tion for their being exploit­ed, which tools and which ide­olo­gies will cap­i­tal use in order to con­trol it, giv­en that polit­i­cal democ­ra­cy and the wel­fare state no longer func­tion?

Crossroads and Country Roads: Wildcat West Virginia and the Possibilities of a Working Class Offensive

Crossroads and Country Roads: Wildcat West Virginia and the Possibilities of a Working Class Offensive

It is clear that West Vir­ginia has giv­en us much to hope for. But if we’re to take the pro­lif­er­a­tion of the strike as a seri­ous pos­si­bil­i­ty, the stuff of a new prac­tice of pol­i­tics, it’s imper­a­tive to map its inter­nal dynam­ics, and to grasp the micro-lev­els of orga­ni­za­tion that made its exu­ber­ant vic­to­ry pos­si­ble.

Dictatorship Dies in Darkness

Dictatorship Dies in Darkness

This trou­ble­some phrase “dic­ta­tor­ship of the pro­le­tari­at” is a messy lump of sev­er­al poor­ly defined con­cepts. To under­stand the word “dic­ta­tor­ship” as we do now – as the oppo­site of democ­ra­cy, an author­i­tar­i­an regime in which an indi­vid­ual or minor­i­ty group exerts vio­lent and absolute pow­er – is an anachro­nis­tic pro­jec­tion which total­ly dis­torts Marx’s usage.

The Yemen Primer: A History of Violence for Anti-Violence

The Yemen Primer: A History of Violence for Anti-Violence

A study of Yemeni pol­i­tics and its ongo­ing civ­il war is not mere­ly local in its appli­ca­tion. Yemen pro­vides a win­dow into the com­bined elite strate­gies of balka­niza­tion and mil­i­ta­riza­tion of social strug­gle in the Mideast, North Africa, and South Asia, impart­ing lessons with a more gen­er­al pur­chase.

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It once was com­mon prac­tice for rad­i­cal jour­nals to solic­it feed­back from their read­ers. It anchored the­o­ret­i­cal devel­op­ments and point­ed to new areas of inquiry. As View­point expands its work, we hope our read­ers can help us revive the prac­tice here.

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

As we know, Marx nev­er wrote a dis­tinct tome on either inter­na­tion­al trade or on war and geopol­i­tics – a tome that would have prob­lema­tized the space­less assump­tions of either a stag­ist con­cep­tion of world his­to­ry or a uni­ver­sal­iz­ing cap­i­tal­ist world mar­ket. And in that sense Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions – less as a dis­ci­pline but more as a prob­lem­at­ic – remains very press­ing and urgent for Marx­ists to reap­pro­pri­ate.

Women turning away from man on horse

Argentina: A Dictatorship by Democratic Means?

We in Argenti­na are faced with a right-wing that is more mod­ern, ver­sa­tile in the world of mass media and social net­works, much more atten­tive and lucid in every­thing that has to do with the pro­duc­tion of con­sen­sus. We must ask our­selves, how is a gov­ern­ment like this pos­si­ble in the coun­try today?