David Graeber

No interest but the interest of breathing

Book review David Graeber: The First 5,000 Years
advance publication of Wildcat no. 93, Summer 2012

Towards a futurology of the present - Marco Cuevas-Hewitt

Marco Cuevas-Hewitt outlines an emerging practice amongst radical writers; one entailing an attentiveness to intimations of alternative futures arising in the present. This "futurology of the present", as he calls it, represents a significant break with the hackneyed jeremiads and manifestos of earlier political generations, which limit themselves either to a simple negation of the present or to the authoritarian prescription of an idealised future. Delving into questions around the role of artists and writers in social movements and wider society, Cuevas-Hewitt's goal is a re-imagining of radical politics and a re-tooling of radical writerly practice.

Another World - Michelle Kuo talks with David Graeber

David Graeber talks with the Editor-in-Chief of Artforum about philosophy, totalities, insurrectionism, baseline communism, and his book Debt.


An edition of the Novara radio show talking to David Graeber about debt, its history and the possible future(s) for the debt-riddled countries of the global north.

David Graeber is an anarchist anthropologist and is a lecturer at Goldsmiths University in London. He is the author of 'Debt: The First 5,000 Years' and you can follow him on Twitter at @DavidGraeber.

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit - David Graeber

David Graeber discusses technological advancement, capitalism and bureaucratic culture.

The make-believe world of David Graeber: reflections on the ideology underlying the failed occupation of Zuccotti Park - Andrew Kliman

Andrew Kliman of the Marxist-Humanist initiative criticises the arguments of David Graeber, which have been widely influential within the US Occupy movement.

Thoughts on David Graeber’s ‘Debt: the first 5,000 years’

I finally finished this book after reading it on and off for months. First, I'll say this is a very unsettling book. By this, I mean it makes you think again about things you thought you knew already, and can't be easily assimilated into an existing worldview. For that reason alone, it's worth reading.

On the invention of money: notes on sex, adventure, monomaniacal sociopathy and the true function of economics - David Graeber

A potlatch, or exchange of gifts

Anthropologist David Graeber responds to critics who insist that money evolved from barter, a claim with important implications for the discipline of economics, 'human nature', and the possibility of societies without commodities or market exchange.

Occupy's anarchist roots


Bloomberg's nightmare: libertarian communism on his doorstep