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VIDEO: Interview with Kohei Saito About His New Book – Marx in the Anthropocene

In this video we explore Saito’s unique and groundbreaking interpretation of Marx’s Capital as “a book about metabolism between humans and nature”. As Saito explains, Capital’s logic of infinite accumulation creates an irreparable rift with nature, ultimately culminating as catastrophic climate change. In Marx, Saito finds a thinker deeply concerned with the ecological crisis, and one who (despite conventional takes on Marx), no longer believes that the overthrow of capitalism is inevitable. Ultimately, Saito calls for degrowth communism, a mode of production that will be the subject of part two of this series.

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