Right-wing propaganda claims that socialism is the enemy of individual freedom. The exact opposite is true: socialists work to create the material conditions under which people can truly be free, without the rigid constraints capitalism imposes on their lives.
David Harvey is a distinguished professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His latest books are The Ways of the World and The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles.
The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a fresh round of soul-searching in establishment media outlets about the problems of urban America. Unless we address the root cause of those problems in the structure of our economic system, we’ll never be able to solve them.
The crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity for us to think again about Marx’s idea of human freedom. As David Harvey writes in Jacobin, emergency steps to get through the crisis also show us how we could build a different society that’s not beholden to capital.
As Marxist geographer David Harvey argues, forty years of neoliberalism has left the public totally exposed and ill prepared to face a public health crisis on the scale of coronavirus.
The financial crash didn’t kill off neoliberalism — it actually embedded its logic ever deeper in our lives. Marxist geographer David Harvey says the only way to end this system for good is to change how we fight it.
David Harvey on why Karl Marx’s Capital is still the defining guide to understanding — and overcoming — the horrors of capitalism.
David Harvey on a new book that looks at Marx’s Capital through the lens of political theory and Dante’s Inferno.
David Harvey on what neoliberalism actually is — and why the concept matters.
David Harvey and Leo Panitch on the contradictions of capitalism and how to build movements that go beyond localism.