Monthly Review 2022-05-08T23:09:19-04:00 Monthly Review Archives Open Journal Systems <p>This site contains nearly all articles published in <em>Monthly Review</em> since its inception in May 1949. Current subscribers can access content free of charge. Learn more about <em>MR</em>&nbsp;<a title="Monthly Review" href="" target="_self">at the main website</a>.</p> Histories of Racial Capitalism and the Dynamics of the Capitalist System 2022-05-08T23:06:25-04:00 Julius Alexander McGee Patrick Trent Greiner <p>The term <em>racial capitalism</em> is a bit of a shibboleth. Those who invoke the phrase draw from a longstanding tradition of radical scholarship that brings attention to the material force of racialism in systems of capitalist domination. There is, however, a mounting critique that questions the term's usefulness, casting doubt on the scholarly project initiated by Cedric Robinson. In the face of such concerns, <em>Histories of Racial Capitalism</em> is a much needed contribution.</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array Africa Is on the Move 2022-05-08T23:04:15-04:00 Vijay Prashad <p>In 1975, Walter Rodney said, <em>Africa is on the move</em>. This line stays with me, digs deep into my sense of historical possibility. What did Rodney mean when he said that line?</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array Marxism, Science, and Science Studies 2022-05-08T22:59:49-04:00 Helena Sheehan <p>The history of Marxism in relation to science is extraordinarily dense and dramatic. Although it is a fascinating and important story, it is one increasingly forgotten.</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array Giving War a Chance 2022-05-08T22:57:00-04:00 Laurence H. Shoup <p>The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the ultimate agenda-setting, strategic planning, and consensus-forming organization of the U.S. capitalist ruling class. The latest book to come out of the CFR orbit, <em>Strategy of Denial</em> (2021), thus provides an opportunity to concretely observe how the monopoly capitalist ruling class is preparing the people of the United States for what could be a catastrophic world war.</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array "Notes on Exterminism" for the Twenty-First-Century Ecology and Peace Movements 2022-05-08T22:53:36-04:00 John Bellamy Foster <p>In 1980, the great English historian and Marxist theorist E. P. Thompson wrote the pathbreaking essay "Notes on Exterminism, the Last Stage of Civilization." Although the world has undergone a number of significant changes since, Thompson's essay remains a useful starting point in approaching the central contradictions of our times, characterized by the planetary ecological crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, New Cold War, and current "empire of chaos"—all arising from features deeply embedded in the contemporary capitalist political economy.</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array Notes from the Editors, May 2022 2022-05-08T22:51:37-04:00 - The Editors <div class="buynow"><a title="Back issue of Monthly Review Volume 74, Number 1 (May 2022)" href="">buy this issue</a></div> <p>To get a firm grasp on the current situation in Ukraine, we must understand the central role that the United States and NATO have played in the conflict from the start, beginning in 2014 with the U.S.-engineered Maidan coup.</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array Obfuscation 2022-04-06T08:05:15-04:00 Marge Piercy <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> 2022-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array Standing Against Racism and Empire 2022-04-06T07:47:02-04:00 Erik Wallenberg <p>Elizabeth "Betita" Sutherland Martinez spent her life fighting the death and destruction imposed by the White House and the Pentagon, from border jails to police barracks in every city and town across the United States.</p> 2022-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array For an Ecosocialist Degrowth 2022-04-06T07:40:02-04:00 Michael Löwy Bengi Akbulut Sabrina Fernandes Giorgos Kallis <p>Degrowth and ecosocialism are two of the most important movements—and proposals—on the radical side of the ecological spectrum.</p> 2022-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array The Bhima Koregaon Arrests and the Resistance in India 2022-04-06T07:37:11-04:00 Saroj Giri <p>The cold-blooded murders of activists by state forces in India represents a historical pattern of extrajudicial repression.</p> 2022-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Array