Istvan Meszaros: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction
Date Written: 2017-10-02
Publisher: Climate and Capitalism
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21489
In memorium to Istvan Meszaros, an excerpt of his writing shows how he was one of the first Marxists to identify the global environmental crisis as a central contradiction of late capitalism.
Excerpt: Istvan Meszaros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx's theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary societies, and the necessary conditions of the transition to socialism.