C. J. Polychroniou

C. J. Polychroniou

C. J. Polychroniou is a political scientist/political economist who has taught at numerous universities in Europe and the United States and has also worked at various research centers. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Delaware and is author/editor of several books, including Marxist Perspectives on Imperialism (1991), Perspectives and Issues in International Political Economy (1992), Socialism: Crisis and Renewal (1993), Discourse on Globalization and Democracy: Conversations With Leading Scholars of Our Time (in Greek, 2001) and hundreds of articles and essays, many of which have been translated into scores of foreign languages. His latest book is a collection of interviews with Noam Chomsky titled Optimism Over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (Haymarket Books, 2017).

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11 June 2020
Many years ago, social scientist Bertram Gross saw “friendly fascism” — an insidious authoritarianism that denies democratic rights for corporate ends without the overt appearance…
14 April 2020
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin tackle the questions of what lessons we can learn from this pandemic and how society may organize moving forward. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19…
17 February 2020
What was Brexit all about? What will its most likely consequences for UK, EU, and the world economy at large? Renowned British economist Malcolm Sawyer, Emeritus Proferssor of…
07 January 2020
We live in turbulent times. The world is in the midst of a geopolitical transition marked once again by imperial rivalries and the emergence of dangerous peripheral forces, all…
23 September 2019
What are the founding principles of U.S. foreign policy? Was the U.S. ever isolationist as mainstream diplomatic history claims? And what about Donald Trump’s foreign…
18 September 2019
Climate change represents the biggest existential crisis that has ever faced the human race. However, we have yet to come to terms with the moral, political and economic…
31 July 2019
War is gathering around the world, and autocratic leaders are undermining the legal checks on their discretion to launch attacks abroad. With the rule of law under threat, the…
25 July 2019
The Constitution was framed to thwart the democratic aspirations of most of the public, says Chomsky. Between Trump's White House and the Republican-controlled Senate and…
22 July 2019
We live in dangerous times — no doubt about it. How did we get to such a state of affairs where democracy itself is in a very fragile condition and the future of human…
05 July 2019
It is no easy task to make sense of U.S. foreign policy in the current era. Trump is wildly unpredictable and lacks any semblance of a coherent view of world affairs, appearing to…
28 June 2019
"Free markets" do not guarantee workers any freedoms other than the freedom to be unemployed and to starve. Long before the growing interest in economic inequality facing…
13 June 2019
Is socialism making a comeback? If so, what exactly is socialism, why did it lose steam toward the latter part of the 20th century, and how do we distinguish democratic socialism…
03 June 2019
The sharp rise in suicides and overdoses under Trump exposes the truth about the U.S. economy, Noam Chomsky says. Donald Trump ran a campaign — and won the 2016 presidential…
13 May 2019
As we enter an era of energy transition and the effects of climate change become more dramatic, our need for new forms of economic thinking is becoming increasingly urgent. The…
25 April 2019
During the U.S. invasion of Iraq, even more reluctant scholars on both ends of the political spectrum were finally forced to acknowledge that the United States is an empire…