Fourteen radical essays in open or automous Marxism, subverting (by critiquing) the typical concept of the political, and examining the current configurations of the insurrection of global labour against global capital. After a century of failed attempts to bring about radical social change, the concept of revolution is itself in crisis. The resurgence of anti-capitalist movements across the globe is a hopeful sign. Yet, the most disturbing is the contemporary indifference to revolution. What does anti-capitalism in its contemporary form of anti-globalisation mean if it is t a practical critique of capitalism and what does it wish to achieve if its anti-capitalism fails to espouse the revolutionary project of human emancipation? Anti-capitalist indifference to revolution is a contradiction in terms. The misery of our time demands that we, once again, dream revolution, that is, orient our theoretical and practical activities on the ideal of the society of the free and equal. Contributors include Antonio Negri, Mariarosa dalla Costa and John Holloway.
Werner Bonefeld lectures in Politics at the University of York. Research interests include political economy, Marxist social theory, and European Integration. He has been on the editorial board of Capital & Class and is on the editorial board of Common Sense. He is also on the Advisory Board of Historical Materialism. He has published in a number of journals, including Capital & Class, Common Sense, and Review of Radical Political Economy. His work has been translated into many languages, including German, Greek, Spanish, Italian and French.