KPFA Radio presents:
Sam Gindin & Leon Panitch
“The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire"
Hosted by Sasha Lilley
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 – 7:30 pm
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006
or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s
Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door)
“Lucid and indispensable guides to the history and practice of American Empire.”
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
“They have few rivals and no betters in analyzing the relations between politics and economics, between globalization and American power, between theory and quotidian reality, and between crisis and political possibility.”
—Doug Henwood, editor and publisher , Left Business Observor
Panitch and Gindin offer a fresh, monumental rethinking of the development of global capitalism, with the U.S. imperial state at its center. Their highly original analysis of the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century highlights the faultlines emerging across the capitalist system and the potential for new political movements. Leo Panitch is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at York University. Sam Gindin is Packer Visiting Chair in Social Justice at York University.
"Combining the ferocity of investigative reporters, sophisticated skills in interpreting
the historical archive, and a profound grasp of theory, Panitch and Gindin provide
an astonishingly illuminating account of the making of global capitalism through the
organization of a global financial system under US hegemony since World War II."
—David Harvey, CUNY Graduate Center, and author of A Companion to Marx’s Capital
Sasha Lilley is a writer, journalist, and radio broadcaster. The editor of Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult and co-author of Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politic of Collapse and Rebirth, she is also co-founder and host of Against the Grain, a Pacifica Radio program.