Intellectuals & Ideology

Everything intelligent or posing as such.

Post image for David Harvey: reclaiming the city from Kobane to Baltimore

In this interview with ROAR, the leading Marxist geographer reflects on Rojava, Baltimore and urban life as the terrain of contemporary class struggle.

{ 1 comment }

Post image for Holloway: Critical Thought against the Capitalist Hydra

Talk by John Holloway presented to the Zapatista Seminar on “Critical Thought against the Hydra of Capitalism,” San Cristóbal de las Casas, May 7, 2015.

{ 3 comments }

The nobodies have lost their best chronicler

by Raúl Zibechi on April 27, 2015

Post image for The nobodies have lost their best chronicler

The Uruguayan writer Raúl Zibechi commemorates his friend and compatriot Eduardo Galeano, who passed away this month after a long battle with cancer.

{ 1 comment }

Foucault’s lesson: guillotining the king once and for all

by Amador Fernández-Savater on April 2, 2015

Post image for Foucault’s lesson: guillotining the king once and for all

The maturity of political thought does not consist in ‘leaping’ from the streets into the institutions, but in cultivating a new political imagination.

{ 2 comments }

Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary

by Federico Venturini on February 28, 2015

Post image for Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary

An interview with Debbie Bookchin on her father’s contributions to revolutionary theory and the adoption of his ideas by the Kurdish liberation movement. 

{ 13 comments }

Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

by Alex de Jong on February 8, 2015

Post image for Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

In the Netherlands, the right-wing PVV (Freedom Party) has steadily garnered power using a hate-filled discourse directed at Muslims and elites alike. 

{ 2 comments }

Post image for Toni Negri: from the refusal of labor to the seizure of power

From the refusal of labor to the seizure of power, the Italian militant and theorist talks to ROAR about class struggle in the contemporary metropolis.

{ 5 comments }

Post image for Cuban scholars: “US-style democracy not only option”

The opening of US-Cuban relations has been much debated. Here, Avi Chomsky translates the voices of Cuban intellectuals, excluded from Western media.

{ 5 comments }

No progress without struggle: on history and teleology

by Thomas Barker on November 11, 2014

Post image for No progress without struggle: on history and teleology

In Britain, right-wing policies and reactionaries are on the rise. But progressives, wrongly, still think these belong on the scrapheap of history.

{ 7 comments }

Post image for Fomenting the radical imagination with movements

The dual crisis of movements and the university require activists and researchers to apply the radical imagination and foment it as a collective practice.

{ 4 comments }