An ‘anxiety epidemic’ in the financialized university: Critical questions and unexpected resistance
15 June 2021
This article, written be me and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, will appear in the journal Cultural Politics later in 2021.
Financialization, the economic, political, social and cultural impact of the rise in power and influence of the financial sector,...
Money and Art: The Worst of Friends, the Best of Enemies
09 June 2021
The following essay appears in English and Romanian a special issue (#48/49) of the highly-regarded Romanian journal ARTA, edited by the artist Dan Mihălțianu, whose excellent work I have written about elsewhere.
We have learned that art...
Conspiracies and Countergames Online Summer Institute (19/7-05/8)
09 June 2021
Hosted by RiVAL: The ReImagining Value Action Lab
A three-week online Summer Institute bringing together artists, activists, scholars, students, gamers and weridos to learn about reactionary and oppressive conspiracy fantasies and craft creative...
Conspiracy Games and Countergames podcast
03 June 2021
Launched in June 2021, this is a podcast, research and intervention project about conspiracies fantasies in a gamified capitalist world, led by Max Haiven, A.T. Kingsmith and...
Revenge Against Revenge: Biden’s Revenge Politics and “The Cure at Troy”
08 March 2021
This essay first appeared on March 8, 2021 in The Los Angeles Review of Books: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/revenge-against-revenge-bidens-revenge-politics-and-the-cure-at-troy/
An audio version can be found here.
Was the GameStop frenzy an artwork?
25 February 2021
This essay originally appeared in HyperAllergic --> https://hyperallergic.com/624288/was-the-gamestop-frenzy-an-artwork/
Was the GameStop scandal some kind of massive, participatory activist artwork? In late January and early February tens of...
Revenge capitalism and the drug war
03 February 2021
I was interviewed by the fascinating Podcast The Brief about the opioids crisis and revenge politics. It's available here: http://thebriefpodcast.com/revenge-capitalism-the-drug-war/
The GameStop saga is not the revenge against finance we deserve
03 February 2021
My essay "The GameStop Saga Is Not the Revenge Against Finance We Deserve" has been published by Truthout here: https://truthout.org/audio/the-gamestop-saga-is-not-the-revenge-against-finance-we-deserve/
The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair
03 February 2021
ROAR Magazine has published my essay "The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair" --> https://roarmag.org/essays/gamestop-affair-financialized-resistance/
Our Wrecks of the Medusa: A Dialogue
24 January 2021
Phanuel Antwi and I prepared this dialogue for publication by Ramallah's AM Qattan Foundation in their ebook Isolation, Separation and Quarantine: More than a Pandemic, published in December 2020 in Arabic and English (PDF here).
Unraveling capitalism’s revenge: An interview
26 November 2020
The following interview, conducted by Liam Hough, appeared in ROAR 0n 26 November 2020: https://roarmag.org/essays/max-haiven-revenge-capitalism-interview/
In his new book, Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the...
Empires of Pain: A Story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge (graphic novel)
24 October 2020
It is my great pleasure to present "Empires of Pain: A story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge," a short 15-page web-comic I produced along with Hugh Goldring of Petroglyph/AdAstra Comix and beautifully illustrated by Pia Alizé Hazarika. --> empiresofpain.com
Orcas are not taking nature's revenge, but we should
24 September 2020
My essay on endangered whales attacking boats in the Strait of Gibraltar has been published by ROAR Magazine here and below.
Here is also an audio version:
Last week wildfires raged...
Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism
31 August 2020
My short essay, "Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism," has appeared in a new edited collection: Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left
Recasting Leftist Imagination, edited by Robert Latham A.T. Kingsmith Julian von...
"Art, debt, capitalism and revenge" lecture at Slade
02 August 2020
A video of an illustrated lecture I gave (virtually) at The Slade School at UCL in May. It offers something of an overview of my work to date, encompassing, in a short 50 minutes my books The Radical Imagination, Cultures of Financialization, Art after...
Revenge Capitalism conversation with Marc Garrett (video)
23 July 2020
I spoke with scholar and Furtherfield co-founder and co-director Marc Garrett as part of RadicalxChange's 2020 online conference. We discuss many of the key themes in my book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling...
"Revenge Spending" Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism
21 July 2020
Novara has published a short essay "‘Revenge Spending’ Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism"
Like the commodification of revenge culture, the instrumentalisation of revenge politics by the far-right preys upon and offers a false solution...
The Order of Unmanageable Risks podcast launch: June 15
13 June 2020
We are pleased to launch The Order of Unmanageable Risks: A Podcast about Capitalism and Anxiety on June 15 at 9am EST, 2pm BST.
Join hosts Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou over on YouTube for a brief discussion of the podcast's objectives...
Rising up against white revenge
03 June 2020
ROAR Magazine has published a short essay I wrote "Rising up against white revenge."
The current uprisings reveal that America is haunted by the reality of white revenge and manufactured fears of Black revenge. But the tide is turning
Read the original...
The Order of Unmanageable Risks podcast
27 May 2020
The Order of Unmanageable Risks is an eclectic podcast about the crisis of anxiety in our society today and its links to the system of capitalism.
In a series of interviews...
Revenge Fantasy or Avenging Imaginary?
22 May 2020
E-Flux has published an edited excerpt from my book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts.
Capital’s Vengeful Utopia: Unpayable Debts from Above and Below
15 May 2020
L'Internationale, the joint online and print publishing initiative of seven major European art institutions, has published a new essay "Capital’s Vengeful Utopia: Unpayable Debts from Above and Below" which addresses themes in my new book Revenge Capitalism:...
Capitalism as Revenge :: Revenge Against Capitalism An Interview with Max Haiven in Socialism and Democracy
13 May 2020
The journal Socialism and Democracy has published an edited transcript of a interview with me by C. S. Soong of KPFA's long-form interview show Against the Grain. (You can listen to the interview here).
Below is an uncorrected version of the text....
In conversation with Phanuel Antwi about REVENGE CAPITALISM
08 May 2020
I was thrilled to talk with my friend Dr. Phanuel Antwi about my new book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts as part of my publisher Pluto's contribution to the Radical May series of online...
No artist left alive
25 April 2020
My short, provocative essay "No Artist Left Alive" has appeared in the 11th issue of the Berlin-based broadsheet Arts of the Working Class. It argues that, as we emegre from that pandemic, artists and their supporters should consider anti-capitalist strategies...
Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination
24 April 2020
My short essay "Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination" appears in the collection We Resist: Defending the Common Good in Hostile Times, edited by Cynthia Levine-Rasky and Lisa Kowalchuk and published in May 2020 by McGill-Queens...
On Covid-19, capitalism and what comes after (Audio - This in Hell - 50m)
13 April 2020
The radio program This is Hell! interviewed me about my recent article (and post-script to my forthcoming book Revenge Caitalism) in ROAR Magazine "No Return to Normal: For a Post-Pandemic Liberation."
The interview portion begins at the 18:00 mark.
"Max Haiven on the desire for vengeance and the demons of capital" interview on Pretty Heady Stuff podcast (1h)
30 March 2020
My old friend Scott Stoneman interviewed me for his podcast Pretty Heady Stuff about themes in my forthcoming book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
No return to normal: For a post-pandemic liberation (ROAR Magazine plus audio)
21 March 2020
Original at: https://roarmag.org/essays/no-return-to-normal-for-a-post-pandemic-liberation/
Spanish translation: http://comunizar.com.ar/sin-retorno-la-normalidad-una-liberacion-poscoronavirus/
The following is a postscript to Max Haiven’s Revenge...
The Politics of the Opioid Crisis on KPFA's Against the Grain (audio)
09 March 2020
I was pleased to have an opportunity to talk through some of the themes in a chapter titled "Our Opium Wars Pain, race, and the ghosts of empire" in my forthcoming book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling...