"Calm but furious and meticulously researched, this collection is required reading for anyone other than the Koch Brothers." --Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker
"[George Caffentzis] is a lively and dogged polemicist; he dances circles around the pompous marxologist. . . The lever by which he overturns the world is light as a feather, and its fulcrum is as down to earth as the housewife, the student, the peasant, the worker. Here is capitalist critique and proletarian reasoning fit for our time." --Peter Linebaugh, author, The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All
"Caffentzis' analysis is cutting and the project he is attempting is extremely pertinent." --Publishers Weekly
A captivating collection of essays documenting a return to the heated conflicts present at the advent of capitalism. IT, immaterial production, financialisation and globalisation have been trumpeted as inaugurating a new phase of capitalism that puts it beyond its violent origins. However, instead of being in a period of major social and economic novelty, the course of the last decades has seen a return to the fire and blood of struggles at the advent of capitalism. Emphasizing class struggles, Caffentzis explores how a wide range of conflicts and antagonisms.