“Orcas are not taking nature’s revenge, but we should.” in ROAR

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 mercilessly on America’s Pacific coast and the Gulf of Mexico continued to endure an almost unprecedented frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms. But it …

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“Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism”

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 Bargen and Niko Block and published this month by Fernwood, along with many other excellent contributions. This piece is …

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“Art, debt, capitalism and revenge” lecture at Slade

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 Money, Money after Art and Revenge Capitalism.

‘Revenge Spending’ Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism at Novara

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 to the sense of hopelessness, meaninglessness and betrayal that life under neoliberalism generates. It does so …

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Rising up against white revenge in ROAR

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 here: https://roarmag.org/essays/rising-up-against-white-revenge/ Since its inception, the Unites States has been wreaking a deadly …

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“Revenge Fantasy or Avenging Imaginary?” in e-flux

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. https://conversations.e-flux.com/t/revenge-capitalism-the-ghosts-of-empire-the-demons-of-capital-and-the-settling-of-unpayable-debts/9990 The following is an excerpt from Max Haiven’s Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, out this May from Pluto …

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Revenge Capitalism is out now!

I’m thrilled to announce that, at long last, my book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts has been published by Pluto Books and is available for sale online now and in stores… whenever they reopen! You can find out more at: maxhaiven.com/revengecapitalism https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340562/revenge-capitalism/ *** Special: 30% off *** Enter …

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“Capital’s Vengeful Utopia: Unpayable Debts from Above and Below” in L’Internationale

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: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out next week …

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