Kevin B. Anderson

Kevin B. Anderson’s authored books include Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies and Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism.  Among his edited books are The Power of Negativity by Raya Dunayevskaya (with Peter Hudis), Karl Marx (with Bertell Ollman),  The Rosa Luxemburg Reader (with P. Hudis), and The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence (with Russell Rockwell).

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Kevin B. Anderson

On the Dialectics of Race and Class: Marx’s Civil War Writings, 150 Years Later

Marx’s dialectic of race and class is related to that of Frantz Fanon and to the Civil War in the U.S., which unleashed many revolutionary possibilities – Editors.

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Marx’s dialectic of race and class is related to that of Frantz Fanon and to the Civil War in the U.S., which unleashed many revolutionary possibilities – Editors.

Kevin B. Anderson

Persian Translation of “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads”

This translation by Said Tah and Yashar Shaf of parts of Anderson’s April 2011 article on “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads” was published in Iran in Shargh Online, Oct. 8, 2011. The translation inc…

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Kevin B. Anderson

Persian Translation of “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads”

This translation by Said Tah and Yashar Shaf of parts of Anderson’s April 2011 Articles in “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads” was published in Iran in Shargh Online, Oct. 8, 2011. The translation in…

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This translation by Said Tah and Yashar Shaf of parts of Anderson’s April 2011 Articles in “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads” was published in Iran in Shargh Online, Oct. 8, 2011. The translation includes the introduction, conclusion, and discussion of Libya – Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads

The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the uprising in Libya have exhibited a post-Islamist and post-nationalist character.  After challenging both the political and the economic order, they face dang…

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The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the uprising in Libya have exhibited a post-Islamist and post-nationalist character.  After challenging both the political and the economic order, they face dangers from old forces like the military and the Islamists (Egypt) or of violent repression (Libya) – Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

Not Just Capital and Class: Marx on Non-Western Societies, Nationalism and Ethnicity

While Marx’s major writings concentrated on capital and class in Western Europe, he also wrote extensively on ethnicity and nationalism, colonialism, and non-Western societies. A slightly different ve…

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While Marx’s major writings concentrated on capital and class in Western Europe, he also wrote extensively on ethnicity and nationalism, colonialism, and non-Western societies. A slightly different version appeared in Socialism and Democracy, Nov. 2010. Parts of the first half were presented at plenary sessions at the Historical Materialism Conference, London, November 14, 2010; parts of the second half were presented at a panel on “Marxism Beyond the Boundaries,” sponsored by the Hobgoblin Online Journal and the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, London, November 11, 2010 – Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

French, European Strikes Reveal Mass Discontent… and Its Limits

The French and European-wide strikes reveal mass discontent, but also illustrate the limitations facing today’s labor and leftist movements.  – Editors

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The French and European-wide strikes reveal mass discontent, but also illustrate the limitations facing today’s labor and leftist movements.  – Editors

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Los Angeles Protests Against Police Killing Reveal the Real Grassroots

Protests against the police killing of a day laborer in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles – populated by impoverished Central American immigrants – reveal the real grassroots of US society as i…

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Protests against the police killing of a day laborer in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles – populated by impoverished Central American immigrants – reveal the real grassroots of US society as it suffers through the Great Recession – Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

Overcoming Some Current Challenges to Dialectical Thought

A report from the successfully concluded Founding Conference of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Chicago, July 3-4, 2010 The views set out in our Statement of Principles and our commit…

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A report from the successfully concluded Founding Conference of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Chicago, July 3-4, 2010

The views set out in our Statement of Principles and our commitment to the dialectics of revolution place us in conflict with the dominant philosophical perspectives, even on the Left. Two of these dominant perspectives on the Left are:  (1) the tradition of democracy and civil society that emerged in the 1980s as a rejection of revolution and of Marxism and with which are associated thinkers like Jürgen Habermas; (2) the traditions of autonomous Marxism and postcolonialism, which are associated with thinkers like Antonio Negri and Edward Said.   The first of these trends is influential in the mass democratic movement in Iran today, while the second is influential in the anti-globalization movement. – Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

From the ‘Grundrisse’ to ‘Capital’: Multilinear Themes

In the Grundrisse (1857-58), Marx sketches a multilinear theory of history. This marks an important turn in his thought. These themes are taken up again and developed further in Capital, Vol. I (1872-…

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In the Grundrisse (1857-58), Marx sketches a multilinear theory of history. This marks an important turn in his thought. These themes are taken up again and developed further in Capital, Vol. I (1872-75), but as a theorization of contemporary possibilities rather than past history.