Intellectuals & Ideology

Everything intelligent or posing as such.

Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary

by Federico Venturini on February 28, 2015

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

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

by Alex de Jong on February 8, 2015

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

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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.

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

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No progress without struggle: on history and teleology

by Thomas Barker on November 11, 2014

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

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

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Parecon: envisioning a life beyond capitalism

by Joris Leverink on July 2, 2014

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In this interview, ROAR sits down with Michael Albert, author of ‘Realizing Hope’ and editor of Znet, to explore the idea of participatory economics.

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Through reflections on Occupy’s politics, Heathwood Press has been at the forefront of a reconfiguration of critical theory for revolutionary practice.

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Leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall dies aged 82

by ROAR Collective on February 10, 2014

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The influential sociologist, founding editor of the New Left Review and godfather of cultural studies leaves behind a powerful intellectual legacy.

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Critchley and Philip Seymour Hoffman on happiness

by Jerome Roos on February 5, 2014

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Just a year before Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, philosopher Simon Critchley spoke to the legendary actor about the happiness that eluded him so.

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