“For fifty years David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s foremost Marx scholars. In addition, his work on the history and geography of capitalist development has transformed our understanding of neoliberalism and the spread of inequalities across the globe.
In this in-depth interview with Verso, Harvey recalls the formation of his Marxist ideas, intellectual influences, and writing. He also talks about the growth of the populist right and how that is connected to geographical electoral splits, Marx’s Grundrisse (which he has written a companion to), and Marx’s theories more broadly.
In this shorter video, taken from the above, Harvey talks about Marx’s Grundrisse (and why the Covid lockdown meant he finally wrote a companion to Marx’s infamous notebooks):
He is interviewed in both these videos by Sebastian Budgen, Editorial Director, Verso Books.
David Harvey’s Companion to Marx’s Grundrisse, published earlier this year, builds upon his widely acclaimed companions to the first and second volumes of Capital. See all our Essential David Harvey reading here!”
Economic Update: Criticizing Capitalism. Prof. Richard D. Wolff interviews David Harvey. Democracy at Work
July 4, 2018
In this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Richard D. Wolff delivers updates on Colorado’s laws favoring co-ops, capitalism and suicide continues, rent control on the California ballot, the effects of U.S. foreign trade controls, the French gov’t VS GE and Ford buys an old train station it helped destroy.
In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Professor David Harvey on Karl Marx’s contribution to understanding capitalism today.
Marx’s ‘Capital’ is one of the most important texts of the modern era and continues to resonate today. Professor David Harvey, the world’s leading expert on Karl Marx, explains the continued importance of Marx’s analysis and how we can apply it to today’s economy and society.
Watch Professor David Harvey in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event!
Enjoyed this snippet? Listen to the full event (from 10 November 2017) here:
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, The Graduate Center, CUNY Duncan Foley, Leo Model Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, The New School Nancy Fraser, Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Political & Social Science, The New School Prabhat Patnaik, Author, A Theory of Imperialism
Sanjay Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics, The New School
David Harvey talks about how to conceive of and organize the working class in contemporary circumstances. Different from its classical, factory-based, guise, the working class today is fragmented and scattered throughout the urban setting. In this context, Harvey emphasizes the importance of thinking up new territorial strategies for class struggle – a terrain more explored by the anarchist tradition than the classical Marxist one. He then, paraphrasing Murray Bookchin, insists that the future of the left depends crucially on our capacity for putting together the best of Marxism with the best of anarchism. A must see video.
The clip is an excerpt of the closing panel of Boitempo’s Rebel Cities International Seminar, that took place in São Paulo, Brazil in June 2015 and celebrated the publication of the Brazilian edition of Professor Harvey’s PARIS, CAPITAL OF MODERNITY (http://bit.ly/ParisHarvey).