Ideology, Fetishism, Apophaticism: Marxist Criticism and Christianity

I am very pleased to share my first article published in an academic journal, "Ideology, Fetishism, Apophaticism: Marxist Criticism and Christianity," which is forthcoming in New Blackfriars and can be read online in full here. (Note: if the token has expired on this link, see below for a draft version.) Publication in this journal is … Continue reading Ideology, Fetishism, Apophaticism: Marxist Criticism and Christianity

Beyond Jubilee: Debt Abolition

I reviewed another new book from Haymarket—Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition—for The Bias magazine. Can't Pay, Won't Pay is a product of the collective theorizing and organizing of the Debt Collective. It's an excellent primer on the history of neoliberalism's weaponization of debt as well as an effective … Continue reading Beyond Jubilee: Debt Abolition

Dialectical Ecology

"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster." Thus reads one of the Hopi prophecies which echo throughout Philip Glass's haunting soundtrack for Koyaanisqatsi (1982). As those familiar with Godfrey Reggio's cult film know, the title itself refers to "a state of life that calls for another way of living," a … Continue reading Dialectical Ecology

Two World Views of the Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution: A View from the Third World (Verso, 2018) compiles a series of lectures given by Walter Rodney, the black Guyanese radical, at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. (Jesse Benjamin and Robin D.G. Kelley have done amazing work in editing and presenting these lectures as a book.) Writing from the … Continue reading Two World Views of the Russian Revolution