Notes from the Editors, September 2011

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  • - The Editors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-063-04-2011-08_0

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

In this issue of MR we are reprinting Stephen Hymer's classic essay, "Robinson Crusoe and the Secret of Primitive Accumulation," which first appeared forty years ago in the September 1971 issue of MR. It represents, in our view, one of the most important articles produced by a whole generation of radical political economists associated with the revolt against mainstream economics in the 1960s, and the creation of the Union for Radical Political Economics in 1968.… [Hymer's] final article, "International Politics and International Economics: A Radical Approach," published posthumously in MR in March 1978, started off with the words: "To be a radical, or to be a scientist, is the same thing; it is a question of trying to go to the root of the matter."

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2011-08-31

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Notes from the Editors