Class, Gender, Race & Colonialism: The ‘Intersectionality’ of Marx

Kevin B. Anderson Marx’s writings have sometimes been misrepresented. Many consider them to be no longer relevant for the 21st century on the mistaken assumption that he was obsessed only with class and had little appreciation of how issues of gender, racism and colonialism inter-related with class and the struggle for human emancipation. But as…

Why the CIA Cares About Marxism

Michael Barker, Counterpunch 15 June 2017 In a widely read essay for the Los Angeles Review of Books entitled “The CIA reads French theory: on the intellectual labor of dismantling the cultural left” (February 27, 2017), Gabriel Rockhill spins an intriguing yarn about the CIA and their interest in keeping abreast of French political theory…

Cedric Robinson and the Origins of Race

Minkah Makalani As more of Robinson’s books come back into print, reading them with Black Marxism can enrich our understanding of racial capitalism and offer additional tools for fighting our political impasse. When Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition first appeared in 1983, it was far from an instant classic….

Cedric Robinson: Why Black Marxism, Why Now?

Robin D. G. Kelley The threat of fascism has grown before our eyes. Black Marxism helps us to fight it with greater clarity, with a more expansive conception of the task before us, and with ever more questions. The inspiration to bring out a new edition of Cedric Robinson’s classic, Black Marxism: The Making of…

Foucault, Anti-Communism & the Global Theory Industry: A Reply to Critics

Gabriel Rockhill My article in The Philosophical Salon, “Foucault: The Faux Radical,” has been praised in certain circles for its political clarity, while in others it has generated some heated debate, as well as requests for further clarifications.[i] Its translation into Turkish sparked an exchange with Can Uğur, which synthesizes a number of the concerns…