Capital and its Discontents: Conversations With Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult
Capitalism is stumbling, empire is faltering, and the planet is thawing. Yet many people are still grasping to understand these multiple crises and to find a way forward to a just future. Into the breach come the essential insights ofCapital and Its Discontents, which cut through the gristle to get to the heart of capitalism and neoliberalism, capitalism’s vulnerabilities at this conjuncture—and what can we do to hasten its demise. Through a series of incisive conversations with some of the most eminent thinkers and political economists on the Left—includingDavid Harvey,Ellen Meiksins Wood,Mike Davis,Leo Panitch,Tariq Ali, andNoam Chomsky—Capital and Its Discontentsilluminates the dynamic contradictions undergirding capitalism. The left luminaries in Capital and Its Discontents look at potential avenues out of the mess—as well as wring turns and neeless detours—drawing lessons from the inner workings of capitalism, the history of postcolonial states in the Global South, struggles against imperialism past and present, the eternal pendulum swing of radicalism, the corrosive legacy of postmodernsim, and the potentialities of the radical tradition.