American manufacturing, American nationalism, automation, contemporary social and economic change, cultural studies, Marxian critical theory, Moishe Postone, the American left, the decline of the industrial working class, the lack of internationalism among the working class, the linguistic turn, the movement of the 60s
Marx in the Age of Trump
The concepts of Karl Marx have been among the most powerful tools for the critical analysis of Western society. What can they tell us about the current moment? Is Donald Trump the apotheosis of global capitalism or the harbinger of its demise? University of Chicago Professor and IWM Visiting Fellow Moishe Postone, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Marx, pursues these questions in a conversation with Raimund Löw, former correspondent for Austrian television in Washington.