Tag: illiberalism

Focaalblog: New Times? Confronting the Escalating Crises of Global Capitalism

Focaal Web Editor , July 5th, 2022

Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies and the Commission on Global Transformations and Marxian Anthropology – IUAES, in cooperation with the Working Group for Public Sociology…


Kristóf Szombati: Protesting the “slave law” in Hungary: The erosion of illiberal hegemony?

Focaal Web Editor , December 28th, 2018

In recent weeks, Hungary has again made international headlines. This time, it was a popular movement born out of resistance to the latest rewriting of the labor code—which…


Oana Mateescu: The Romanian family referendum: Or, how I became a sexo-Marxist

Focaal Web Editor , October 23rd, 2018

“By the way, Russia had the first sexual revolution. Lenin was a big homosexual; as for Karl and Marx, I think they were together. But they realized on…


Bruce Kapferer: Ideas on populism: The paradox of democracy and the rise of the corporate state

Focaal Web Editor , March 6th, 2017

“All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy.” — Karl Marx, Critique…