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Ecology Against Capitalism: John Bellamy Foster

In recent years John Bellamy Foster has emerged as a leading theorist of the Marxist perspective on ecology. His seminal book Marx’s Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2000) discusses the place of ecological issues within the intellectual history of Marxism and … Continue reading

Naked Imperialism: The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance: John Bellamy Foster

During the Cold War years, mainstream commentators were quick to dismiss the idea that the United States was an imperialist power. Even when U.S. interventions led to the overthrow of popular governments, as in Iran, Guatemala, or the Congo, or … Continue reading

In Defense of History: Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda: Ellen Meiksins Wood, John Bellamy Foster

What is postmodernism? What are the reasons for its attractiveness? In Defense of History is a compelling challenge to postmodern fashion, written by new intellectuals on the left who are reviving historical materialism as an alternative. Global Climate Change Environment … Continue reading

The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet: John Bellamy Foster

Since the atomic bomb made its first appearance on the world stage in 1945, it has been clear that we possess the power to destroy our own planet. What nuclear weapons made possible, global environmental crisis, marked especially by global … Continue reading

Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present: John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, Richard York

Is the Teaching of Evolution to Be Banned in U.S. Public Schools? Is Science Once More to be Burned on the Cross? Will Creationism Win the 2,500 Year War with Materialism and Reason? A critique of religious dogma historically provides … Continue reading

The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism: An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy: John Bellamy Foster

This is the first systematic discussion of the Marxian political economy of Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, and Samir Amin. John Foster explains their theoretical contributions and situates these in the context of on-going debates on economic theory. While … Continue reading

Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment: Fred Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster, Frederick H. Buttel

Millions go hungry every year in both poor and rich nations, yet hundreds of thousands of peasants and farmers continue to be pushed off the land. Applied in increasing volumes, chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers deplete the soil, pollute our … Continue reading

The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China: John Bellamy Foster, Robert Waterman McChesney

The days of boom and bubble are over, and the time has come to understand the long-term economic reality. Although the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, hopes for a new phase of rapid economic expansion were quickly dashed. … Continue reading

The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences: John Bellamy Foster, Fred Magdoff

In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, … Continue reading

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth: John Bellamy Foster, Richard York, Brett Clark

Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All … Continue reading