Monthly Archives: February 2011

THE CAPITALIST INFESTO (Part Two: What Is To Be Undone?)

What Is To Be UnDone? With all of this in mind, I offer the following six proposals for greening Marxism, which is essential if we are going to both save the planet and transform society in a socially and economically meaningful way. I call this framework “Deep Marxism”: (1) Oppose genetic engineering not only as […]


O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!   – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar A specter is haunting this planet — the specter of biological devastation and ecological catastrophe. It is ravaging the ecosystems sustaining life. Butterflies, frogs, bees, whole familiar species are in sudden danger […]

Quote of the day

“I have become myself a sort of walking stick, running up and down the whole day, and keeping my mind in that state of nothingness which Buddhism considers the climax of human bliss.” – Karl Marx, 1866

Z Magazine Publishes My Article On Lawrence Summers in February Issue

In February 2011, Z Magazine printed my article, Lawrence Summers, Goodbye and Good Riddance: Obama’s Winter of Neo-Liberal Discontent. You can view it at the link above or download it via the Z-Mag PDF version here: lawrence-summers-goodbye-and-good-riddance-by-mitchel-cohen. Check it out! Here’s the full article (before Z Mag edited out the parts about Al Gore and […]

Leonard Cohen song Anthem: “That’s how the light gets in”

I heard this Leonard Cohen song, “Anthem,” for the first time in a car on the way to Vermont this past fall with Mike and Cathryn, taking an opportunity to see the leaves turning. I’d never heard it before and couldn’t get the song and lyrics out of my head, particularly these: Ring the bells […]