Marxist Sociology Blog: Theory, research, politics 2018-09-13T12:30:45+00:00

Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United States

The task at hand is to place the political economy of repression within the contours of U.S. history. It involves sketching in broad terms how, over time, repression is the product of dynamic and fixed relations between capital and labor. The goal is to represent how capital is able to repress labor given essential prerequisites.

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog article, New book|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United States

What Is the Relation between Theory and Practice, and Did Marx Discuss Engineering Society?

What is the relation between “theory and practice,” and what is the meaning of the unity of theory and practice? Does Marx identify practice with the idea of engineering society, so that the knowledge of the laws that govern economic forces serve as an algorithm, to construct, engineer, in a technical way, a new and better political and economic system?

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog article, Q&A|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What Is the Relation between Theory and Practice, and Did Marx Discuss Engineering Society?

Enough!

Enough! Somewhere, somewhere perhaps in the desert of Iraq, or perhaps in Palestine or the Afghan hills, amidst the cacophony of shells, the reek of boiled-off flesh, somewhere, a voice awakens ...

By | August 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog article, Poetry|Comments Off on Enough!

We

Seemingly helpless in a democracy beyond repair, on a world brewing the floods, droughts and endless wanderings of a vengeful planet, I live as a godless Jew in an age when the leaders of Judaism spit the fires of Uzis and smart bombs like the bowels of Ba’al in eras past ...

By | August 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog article, Poetry|Comments Off on We