Socialists today should reject the kind of neutrality that conservatives praise Nathan Glazer for. But we shouldn’t confuse that neutrality with empirical rigor. Erik Olin Wright was confident enough in his political commitments to put them under the microscope. We should be, too.
If the human subject "makes itself," was it already present at the outset as a creative agent? For Marx the answer must be: both yes and no.
Wright leaves a legacy of brilliant leftist thought, as well as compassion and kindness.
Climate change is just another expression of what Marx and Engels identified as the core contradiction of capitalism
When it was unfashionable to talk about capitalism, Erik Olin Wright taught generations of students to think about how class actually works — and was curious, enthusiastic, and endlessly generous while doing it.