Kevin B. Anderson

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

[Chinese Translation] On Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory: A Critical Appreciation of Herbert Marcuse’s Reason and Revolution, Fifty Years Later

This article was translated into Chinese and published in Research on Marxist Aesthetics (Shanghai Jiao Tong University). The original was published in Sociological Theory 11:3 (November 1993) and can be accessed HERE. The Chinese translation can be accessed HERE.

[Japanese] Lenin’s Encounter with Hegel after 80

This article first appeared in English in Science & Society, Vol. 59, No. 3 (1995) and can be accessed here. The Japanese version, published in the Tokyo Gramsci Society Bulletin, No. 59 (2014) PDF

Ukraine : Aspirations démocratiques et rivalités inter-impérialistes

This article was translated into French and published in Avanti: site animé par des marxistes révolutionnaires (Belgium). The original, entitled “Ukraine: Democratic Aspirations 
and Inter-Imperialist Rivalry,” was published in New Politics 15:1 (Summer 2014) and can be accessed HERE. The French translation can be accessed HERE.

On Gilbert Achcar’s Marxist Analysis of the Arab Uprising

Originally appeared in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.

Review of Gilbert Achcar’s The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, a book that uncovers its economic and political underpinnings, while also offering a critique of crude forms of anti-imperialism.

Ucrania: Aspiraciones democráticas y rivalidad interimperialista

This article was translated into Spanish and published in Viento Sur (Spain). The original, entitled “Ukraine: Democratic Aspirations 
and Inter-imperialist Rivalry,” was published in New Politics 15:1 (Summer 2014) and can be accessed HERE. The Spanish translation can be accessed HERE.

Popular Movements and Their Contradictions: From the Arab Revolutions to Today

Originally appeared in The International Marxist-Humanist on July 26th, 2014.

Today we face two new and shocking acts of militaristic barbarism, the Israeli attacks on Gaza, which have cost over 1000 lives, almost all of them civilians, and the downing by Russian-backed separatists of a civilian airliner over Ukraine that killed 298. Both of these attacks are examples of nationalist fanaticism; both are counterrevolutionary; both are seeking to extinguish the fires of national liberation movements; both will ultimately fail.

Crisis in Ukraine: A New Politics Pamphlet – by Joanne Landy, Kevin Anderson, and Sean Larson

Three articles from the New Politics magazine (Summer 2014, Issue #57, vol. XV, no. 1)

Three analyses of Ukraine that were issued separately as a pamphlet and will appear in the independent socialist journal New Politics 15:1 (Summer 2014). (French Translation) (SpanishTranslation)

The Althusserian Cul-de-Sac

The French philosopher Louis Althusser’s structuralist Marxism remains a point of reference for many contemporary schools of radical thought, even for some of those that have moved away from Marxism completely. Moreover, as radical thought has experienced a partial return to Marx after several decades of Nietzschean post-structuralism, the legacy of Althusser lies in wait, […]

Ukrayin: Khizeshi Mardomi dar Sayeh-e Rusiyeh-e Putin

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by Farzaneh Raji and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Ukraine: Popular Uprising in the Shadow of Putin’s Russia,” appeared in the International Marxist-Humanist on April 16, 2014 and can be accessed HERE. The Persian translation can be accessed HERE.

Ukraine: Popular Uprising in the Shadow of Putin’s Russia

The Ukrainian uprising and its aftermath constitute one of the most important events of the past year, both subjectively and objectively. At a subjective level, the uprising showed the creativity of masses in motion and the ultimate fragility of state power, even when surrounded by a repressive police apparatus and enjoying the support of a foreign imperialist ally. At an objective level, it has touched off a new stage of interimperialist rivalry that has, at the very least, signaled the end of the already fraying “New World Order” constructed by the US in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

(Persian Translation)