Summary: Interview with Kevin B. Anderson on how Marx was far more attuned to questions of race and ethnicity than his critics would have you believe – Editors
Critics of Karl Marx claim that he was incapable of recognizing forms of oppression that aren’t linked to a narrow understanding of class. Kevin Anderson challenged that view in his book, Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. Based on a careful reading of Marx’s full body of work, it shows how Marx was far more attuned to questions of race and ethnicity than his critics would have you believe. Kevin joins Long Reads to discuss this often-overlooked side of Marxism.
Read his essay, “No, Karl Marx Was Not Eurocentric” here: https://jacobin.com/2022/07/karl-marx-eurocentrism-western-capitalism-colonialism
Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by features editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge – Editors.