Adam Smith in Beijing Embedded Flash film 1hr59mins
"Is US power in decline? What are we to make of the rise of China? Will a possible equalization of North-South relations herald a more brutal capitalism or a better world? Giovanni Arrighi
, Joel Andreas
, and David Harvey
give their perspectives in this forum, for a discussion of Arrighi's 2007 book Adam Smith in Beijing
. The event, filmed in Baltimore, MD, in March of 2008, was organized by the Red Emma's collective
A close reading of the text of Volume One of Marx's Capital in 13 two-hour video lectures by David Harvey.
(Two online so far) David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York. He has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital, Volume I
for nearly 40 years. Marx biographer Francis Wheen speaks on NPR
as to why the book remains required reading.
Only China can destroy socialism. Qin Hui
, one of the country's most important public intellectuals, argues "China's rampant state-dominated, welfare-lite capitalism could so undercut competitors that it could threaten the social democratic traditions that underpin the West." [As ever, via.]