COVID-19 may be an historical turning point for global capitalism. It has revealed the crisis of neoliberal globalization; however, this does not automatically lead to the ultimate defeat of capitalism or its neoliberal incarnation. The authors in this collection posit that a new framework cannot be built on the values and beliefs of current-day consumer capitalist society; resistance in the pandemic age should be based on the values and beliefs that could be the foundation of a new, postcapitalist society. This book formulates a tentative revolutionary program that could take advantage of the COVID-19 environment to defeat and transcend capitalism.
“Whenever a system is pushed towards and beyond the limits of its normal functioning, as is the case of capitalism today under these conditions, it generates forces that can be mobilized either towards the right or the left. The value and importance of this book is that it provides a clear and succinct analysis of these forces. I am not aware of any other book that analyses the dynamics of capitalist development as well in this conjuncture.”
— Henry Veltmeyer Professor Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico. Professor emeritus, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
“This book is a major contribution to the study of capitalism in the time of the virus. All the new and the old contradictions meld into a major breakdown of the system. I strongly recommend this book.”
— James Petras, Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, and retired Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York