Interview: “The Critical Academic World War with Gabriel Rockhill”

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Sasha on the Historic.ly podcast about my current research on class struggle in theory & anti-communism. Click here to listen. We touched on, in some capacity, the following articles:

The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (June 27, 2022). This article was translated into Spanish, Romanian and Turkish.

Critical and Revolutionary Theory.” Domination and Emancipation: Remaking Critique. Ed. Daniel Benson. London: Roman & Littlefield International, 2021.

Foucault, Anti-Communism & the Global Theory Industry: A Reply to Critics.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (February 1, 2021). This article was translated into Turkish.

Foucault: The Faux Radical.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (October 12, 2020). This article was translated into Turkish.

The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (February 27, 2017). This article was translated into Arabic, PortugueseSpanishTurkishFrench, Persian, Greek & Kurdish.

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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.