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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc

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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc

    Religion's Impact on Politics

    Religion's Impact on Politics

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    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey considers the role of religion in various political movements with particular attention to the growth and impact of the Evangelical movement in the US today. Religion has often been at the center of political movements, with black churches during the civil rights movement and the Theology of Liberation in Latin America in the 1970s. Harvey explores these histories and considers the importance of theology in building and holding social movements together.  

    • 31 min
    Metabolic Relations Between Markets and Politics

    Metabolic Relations Between Markets and Politics

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey explores the relationship between markets and the state. Drawing on examples such as Britain in the 1970s, France in 1981 under Mitterrand, and Bill Clinton in the 1990s, Harvey argues that, under capitalism, the state is not sovereign and democracy cannot be fully realized, and what you instead have is the eroding of each. As many countries, including the US, move closer to authoritarian democracies, we must first confront this fusion of capital and state and then explore what the socialist response can be.

    • 39 min
    Metabolic vs. Independent Relations

    Metabolic vs. Independent Relations

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey explores the importance of delineating between metabolic and independent relations. Bourgeois economics believes the process of production, distribution, consumption, realization and exchange are all independently related, yet Marx reveals that they are locked in together through the circular concept of metabolic relations. Metabolic relations, unlike independent relations, are harder to break from. Harvey argues that in order for a transition from capitalism to socialism to take place, you have to break apart these interconnected relations that are unique and render them independent.

    • 18 min
    Marx’s Historical Materialism

    Marx’s Historical Materialism

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey uses Marx’s theory of historical materialism as a means of tackling large societal problems such as climate change. Marx asserts that there are seven distinctive aspects of society which coexist and coevolve in relation to one another. These elements—technology, relationship to nature, labor process of production, reproduction of labor power, mental conceptions of the world, structure of state, and social relations—make up the totality of a society. Historical materialism asks that we not assume one element is a silver bullet answer to a problem, but rather that we look at the ways in which each element would have to shift in order to address the issue.

    • 29 min
    Beyond Reorganization of Production

    Beyond Reorganization of Production

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey considers a looming question: is capitalism too big to fail? He speculates on what approaches may lead to a successful socialist alternative. Is it a reorganization of the productive forces? Or redistribution of wealth? Or both?

    • 24 min
    Facing the Stick of Dynamite in the Ukraine-Russian Conflict

    Facing the Stick of Dynamite in the Ukraine-Russian Conflict

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles (ACC), Prof. Harvey reflects on the current Ukraine-Russia conflict and shares his conflicting feelings about the ongoing war. 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
540 Ratings

540 Ratings

rainbow-ctenophore ,

Brilliant Analysis

Clear explanations of tendencies in capitalism as it exists today, as well as historical analyses and discussion of concepts in Marx’s work. Love it ❤️

izzy meckler ,

Such useful insights

My only criticism of this podcasts is that there aren’t enough episodes! I could listen to David Harvey all day

Wvs2 ,

Best podcast

…and poetry, even! One must love the work of comrade Harvey. Great.

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