WW archiveIssue 963
23 May 2013
What drives capital’s global crises?
Mike Macnair reviews: Guglielmo Carchedi, 'Behind the crisis: Marxs dialectics of value and knowledge', Haymarket Books, 2012, pp303, £20
This book’s subtitle is a better guide to its contents than the main title: it is primarily about the philosophical underpinnings of Marx’s critique of political economy, and only secondarily - in part of chapter two and in chapter three - about the immediate origins or explanation of the ‘great crisis’ of 2008-09 and the relative stagnation which has followed it in the central imperialist countries. This point is not meant as a criticism - or, rather, at most it is a criticism of its marketing. It is an important work which should be widely read, though not uncritically.
Piss and wind; Discussion; Hacked off; Top-down?; Transcend them; UKIP mirror; Pedantry
The fightback must be principled and programmatically armed, urges Peter Manson
Ben Lewis offers some critical thoughts on a recent International Socialist Network article
Where does hosting the conversation on the death of the left start and the actual opinions of the leadership begin? Corey Ansel looks at the enigma of the US-based Platypus Affiliated Society
Communists fight for the real game-changer, writes Eddie Ford - the legalisation of all drugs
For the first time, this coalition government looks structurally unsound - but its collapse would shift politics to the right, argues Paul Demarty
The Iranian elections are a travesty that demand a boycott, says Yassamine Mather
Editor Peter Manson reports on the WW's legal appeal
Maciej Zurowski interviews comrades from a Polish Marxist tendency, and finds parallels with left thinking in the UK
Robbie Rix on what could be a close-run Fighting Fund