Paresh Chattopadhyay on the Comintern and the Triumph of National Socialism in Germany

In a recent letter published in Economic and Political Weekly (September 6, 2014), Paresh Chattopadhyay reminds us of the role of the Third International in the accession to power of the National Socialists in Germany. The context of the comments excerpted below is a critical response to an article on the BJP’s recent return to […]

Chattopadhyay on “Proletarian Dictatorship” vs. “Socialism”

Paresh Chattopadhyay, author of The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience, contributed a short piece to a recent issue of Economic and Political Weekly (published in Mumbai). Chattopadhyay criticizes an earlier piece by Markar Melkonian on the fate of socialism in the 20th century (“A Marxist Post-mortem of Soviet Socialism”, May 28, 2011). […]

Paresh Chattopadhyay: “No Basis In The Real Economy”

Criticism &c. recently came across a review by Paresh Chattopadhyay, author of The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience, of a 2001 World Bank report on trends in the global economy. While Chattopadhyay does not refer to Marx’s categories here (due to his audience, no doubt), the outline of globalization’s “three waves” he […]

New Essay by Paresh Chattopadhyay

The latest issue of the academic journal Socialism and Democracy features a special section titled “Re-reading Marx in 2010.” Paresh Chattopadhyay, author of The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience has an essay in it: “The Myth of Twentieth Century Socialism and the Continuing Relevance of Karl Marx.” I haven’t seen it yet, […]

Paresh Chattopadhyay on Marx’s ‘Critique of the Gotha Program’

Paresh Chattopadhyay has published an interesting article in the latest issue of Science and Society, the theoretical journal long associated with the Communist Party. In “On the Question of Soviet Socialism,” he replies to an extremely hostile review of Marcel van der Linden’s Western Marxism and the Soviet Union by David Laibman, the journal’s current […]

New Review by Paresh Chattopadhyay

Paresh Chattopadhyay has published a review of a collection of socialist writings edited by Irfan Habib, a prominent Marxist historian of Mughal India, in the most recent issue of Economic and Political Weekly (Vol. 45, Issue 41; Oct. 9-15, 2010). As usual, Chattopadhyay does not let his scholarly respect for an individual deter him from […]