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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06 May 2021
C. J. Polychroniou argues that we must keep alive the memory of, and draw strength and inspiration from, the accomplishments of the labor movement. May Day is celebrated in…
20 April 2021
C. J. Polychroniou looks at the evidence and wonders if our leaders' ever consider that capitalism is at the core of what’s causing life on Earth to vanish. The theme of…
07 April 2021
C. J. Polychroniou argues that all financial and political links to the fossil fuel industry must be severely disrupted if any serious progress is to be made towards building…
31 March 2021
President Joe Biden’s domestic policies, especially on the economic front, are quite encouraging, offering plenty of hope for a better future. The same, however, cannot be…
01 February 2021
President Biden has released an economic plan to combat COVID-19 and get the country back on track which, according to many analysts, is inspired by FDR’s New Deal. In his first…
26 January 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: Why did you chose to study economics? Omar Dahi: When I was young, I…
26 November 2020
What is Trump after with his legal challenges of a “rigged and stolen” election? Can he really hope for a legislative coup? Is the contemporary United States a country…
07 October 2020
C. J. Polychroniou on why a Global Green New Deal Project is the only way to address climate change. The position of the Academies of Science from more than 80 countries and…
30 September 2020
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: You studied economics in India. What drew you into this field of study? Did…
23 September 2020
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: You studied economics and history at the University of Ghana. Why economics…
16 September 2020
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: You studied International Relations in Germany, at the Technische…
25 August 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, exposing to the fullest the glaring weakness of our inequitable health system, and as the unemployment situation goes largely unaddressed, it…
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…