C.J. Polychroniou

C.J. Polychroniou

C.J. Polychroniou is a political economist/political scientist who has taught and worked in numerous universities and research centers in Europe and the United States.  He has published scores of  books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers, and popular news websites. His latest books are Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change, an anthology of interviews with Chomsky originally published at Truthout and collected by Haymarket Books;  Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet (with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin as primary authors);  and The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic, and the Urgent Need for Radical Change, an  anthology of interviews with Chomsky originally published at Truthout and collected by Haymarket Books (scheduled for publication in June 2021).

Articles by this author

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) next to Senator Ed Markey, D-MA, speaks during a press conference to re-introduce the Green New Deal in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on April 20, 2021. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, May 10, 2021
Remaking the World Starts With the Green New Deal
In an entry to his Prison Notebooks, in Notebook 3 of the year 1930, the Italian revolutionary Antonio Gramsci observed of the existing political conditions in his society that, "The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great...
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 Poverty, insecurity, systemic racism, massive economic inequalities, and social decomposition are not natural phenomena. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Why the Future Belongs to the Left
Over the course of the past few decades, the political pendulum has shifted dramatically to the right virtually throughout the entire world. Indeed, since the onset of neoliberal era, virtually all political parties in representative democracies moved to the right: conservative parties embraced...
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An 1886 engraving of the Haymarket massacre. Views
Sunday, May 02, 2021
May Day and the United States of Amnesia
May Day is celebrated in more than 90 countries around the world as International Workers’ Day, with large-scale marches and protests, in honor of the struggles of the working class. But not in the country where it began, the United States of Amnesia. The history of May Day has its origins in the...
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A house burns during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Views
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Rescuing the Planet Is Still Possible: The Case for a Global Green New Deal
The theme of the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day is "Restore Our Earth." To be sure, while there has been a growing level of environmental consciousness since the first Earth Day, and some progress has been made with respect to environmental protection, we are really in a race to save the planet. As...
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