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Workout. The Crisis of Labor and the Limits of Capitalist Society - Norbert Trenkle

Keynote lecture given by Norbert Trenkle of Krisis Group on the topic of "the future of work".

Interpreting Marx's Theory of the State and Opposition to Anarchism

Though Marx intended to dedicate a volume of Capital to the question of 'the State', he died before he could even begin that work. We are, therefore, left to reconstruct the 'Marxist theory of the state' from scattered references littered throughout Marx and Engels' collected works. My analysis investigates the shifts and contradictions in their thought, as well as the utility these contradictions served in misrepresenting the anarchist alternative.

The value of Noam Chomsky

A "personal essay" from 2015 on some of the reasons why Chomsky's fame -- unlike that of most public intellectuals -- is more than justified. Despite his rejection of the label, he is, in many respects, the quintessential Marxist.

The necessity of a moral revolution

Thoughts on the kind of moral universe we have to create in order to save the world.

A leftist history of the U.S. economy

A summary of Richard Du Boff's comprehensive history of the American economy.

Thoughts on "The Reactionary Mind"

Brief reflections on Corey Robin's bestseller "The Reactionary Mind." It's a good book, but one can argue that, in the end, Robin takes the ideologies of conservatives a little too seriously.

Down But Not Out: The Unemployed in Chicago during the Great Depression

This is a Ph.D. dissertation in the field of U.S. labor history. See www.wrightswriting.com/ for more Marxist scholarship.

Finding Our Compass: Reflections on a World in Crisis

An 'experimental' book that touches on a wide range of topics while maintaining a grounding in left-wing philosophies.

Notes of an Underground Humanist

An idiosyncratic book inspired by the form of Nietzsche but the content of Marx.