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Welcome to Gabriel Rockhill’s website. You’ll find background information about him, details regarding his books, links to his scholarly and journalistic writings, a list of his media appearances, info about the Critical Theory Workshop, links to activist organizations, contact information, and a running log of his activities (scroll down).

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Interviewed by Midwestern Marx

I was honored to be interviewed by Midwestern Marx regarding my recent article, “The CIA & and the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism,” as well as some of my other recent articles on the global theory industry, particularly “Critical and Revolutionary Theory.”

Article on the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism

My article, “The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism,” was just published in the Los Angeles Review of Books’ “The Philosophical Salon.”

Excerpt: “Adorno and Horkheimer thus ultimately played the role of radical recuperators. Cultivating an appearance of radicality, they recuperated the very activity of critique within a pro-Western, anti-communist ideology. Like other members of the petty-bourgeois intelligentsia in Europe and the United States, which formed the basis of Western Marxism, they publicly expressed their social-chauvinistic disgust with what they described as the savage barbarians in the East, who dared to take up the weapon of Marxist theory à la Lenin and use it to act on the principle that they could rule themselves. From the relative comforts of their capitalist-funded professorial citadel in the West, they defended the superiority of the Euro-American world that promoted them against what they referred to as the levelling project of the bolshevized barbarians in the uncivilized periphery.” [read more]

Part II of Interview with Jacques Pauwels on Global Class War

Here is the second part of my interview with the great historian and popular educator Jacques Pauwels for Liberation School. It is entitled “Global Class War: From the Russian Revolution to the Cold War.” The first part, entitled “Global Class War: From the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution,” is available here.

Interviewed Jacques Pauwels on “Global Class War”

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to interview the great historian and popular educator Jacques Pauwels for Liberation School. The first part of this two-part discussion on “Global Class War” is entitled “From the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution.” Click here to learn more.

Interview on BreakThrough News

I was honored to be interviewed by Brian Becker on “The Socialist Program” for BreakThrough News. We discuss the deep history of Nazism in Ukraine, as well as its contemporary manifestations and root causes. The conversation develops some of the arguments I’ve made in “Nazis in Ukraine: Seeing through the Fog of the Information War” and “The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism after WWII–It Discretely Internationalized It.”

Book Talk on “Domination & Emancipation”

I was very pleased to participate in this book Launch for Domination & Emancipation with Daniel Benson, Rosaura Sánchez & Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo. This was a collaboration between The People’s Forum, the Critical Theory Workshop and RED – Radical Education Department. One of my essays in this book, entitled “Critical and Revolutionary Theory,” is available for download here.

Article in Liberation News: “Nazis in Ukraine”

My latest article in Liberation News, “Nazis in Ukraine: Seeing through the Fog of the Information War,” examines the history and contemporary presence of Nazism in Ukraine. Excerpt: “Zelenskyy seeks to depict his government as free and democratic – not unlike the Western imperialist powers it is aligned with – while it supports fascist militias, receives funding from reactionary capitalists (who also fund Nazi battalions), glorifies ultranationalists and Nazi collaborators, emboldens a culture of fascism, bans political parties, and tightly controls news and information. [read more]”

Interviewed about the CIA and French Theory for the Anti-Empire Project Podcast

It was an honor and pleasure to be interviewed by Justin Pudor for his podcast. We discuss my background in French theory, my analysis of the intellectual apparatus under capitalism, the involvement of the CIA and other organizations in the intellectual world, the limits of cultural Marxism, historical materialism, and much more.