Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Review of Marx at Margins; Tomonaga Tairako, Ryuji Sasaki, Michio Goto and Takeo Kinoshita

Tomonaga Tairako, Ryuji Sasaki, Michio Goto and Takeo Kinoshita, Posse (Tokyo), Vol. 28 (2016, in Japanese)

Odkryta na Nowo i Uporczywie Aktualna — o Dialektyce w Filozofii i Polityce Swiatowej

This article was originally published in English as “The Rediscovery and Persistence of the Dialectic: In Philosophy and in World Politics,” in Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth, edited by Sebastian Budgen, Stathis Kouvelakis, and Slavoj Zizek (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007), pp. 120-47. The Polish version was published in PraktykaTeoretyczna 20:2, 2016, pp. […]

Easter 1916 at 100: Its Marxian Dimension

What the late British historian Eric Hobsbawm called “the short 20th century” is said to have begun with the Great War of 1914 and ended in 1989-91 with the collapse of the Soviet bloc. This remarkably bloody short century is seen as marked by Nazism, Stalinism, World War II and the Holocaust, and then the Cold War. As Theodor Adorno famously put it after 1945, humanity had experienced “progress,” albeit from the slingshot to the megaton bomb.

Oppose Repression in Turkey

Originally appeared in The International Marxist-Humanist on February 2, 2016.

Since the November election, the Erdogan government has launched a near civil war in the predominantly Kurdish regions of southeastern Turkey.  It is seeking to create a climate of fear and repression that will drive out of the legal political process the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the coalition of leftwing Kurds, Turkish leftists, ecologists, feminists, […]

Afterword to the Japanese Edition of Marx at the Margins — by Tomonaga Tairako and Soichiro Sumida

First published in the Japanese edition of Kevin Anderson, Marx at the Margins(Tokyo: Shakai Hyoron Sha, 2015). PDF

[Persian] ISIS Carnage in Paris Portends Repression in Europe and Intensified War in Middle East

This article was translated into Persian by Samiah Rostampour and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “ISIS Carnage in Paris Portends Repression in Europe and Intensified War in Middle East,” was published in the International Marxist-Humanist, November 19, 2015. The Persian translation can be accessed HERE.

[French] Nations, ethnicité et sociétés non occidentales chez Marx: Entretien avec Kevin B. Anderson

Kevin Anderson’s conversation with Benjamin Birnbaum on the themes of Anderson’s Marx aux Antipodes (Marx at the Margins). Originally appeared in Contretemps: Revue de critique communiste (Paris) No. 27 (2015), pp. 143-55

ISIS Carnage in Paris Portends Repression in Europe and Intensified War in Middle East

Originally appeared in The International Marxist-Humanist, Nov. 19, 2015

The November 13 murder of over 130 totally innocent French civilians by criminal jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) has brought the carnage of Syria and Iraq to the heart of Europe. Operating in three teams, these ISIS members massacred the audience at a rock concert, also attacking a soccer […]

Four Years After the Arab Revolutions: Fighting on Amid Reactionary Retrenchment

[Originally appeared in Logos 14:2-3 (Summer 2015)] The Present Moment Over the past year, the outlook for revolutionary change for democracy and social justice in much of the Middle East and North Africa has become bleak.  Egypt has experienced authoritarian military rule at a level that exceeds the repression of Mubarak, thus rolling back the […]

Marx at the Margins: Response to Reviewers

May 9, 2015

[Author’s last version of my response to a symposium in Dialectical Anthropology (published online spring 2015) on Marx at the Margins: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. The symposium featured these essays: Aijaz Ahmad (India), “Karl Marx, Global Theorist,” David Norman Smith (USA), “Prometheus Unchained, Marx’s Abolitionism,” Michal Buchowski (Poland), “Marx for Poles,” and Eamonn Slater […]