GRAEBER, David (12/2/1961 - )


GRUBACIC, Andrej & GRAEBER, David.- Anarchism, or The Revolutionary Movement of The Twenty-First Century

"Above all, anarchism, as an ethics of practice—the idea of building a new society "within the shell of the old"—has become the basic inspiration (...)

GRAEBER, David. "The Twilight of Vanguardism"

Revolutionary thinkers have been saying that the age of vanguardism is over for most of a century now. Outside of a handful of tiny sectarian (...)

GRAEBER, David. "The United States: An idea whose time has passed"

In the light of recent events I’d like to promulgate a proposal: I remember reading in The Nation some years ago, after Dukakis’ defeat, that (...)

GRAEBER, David. "The New Anarchists"

It’s hard to think of another time when there has been such a gulf between intellectuals and activists; between theorists of revolution and its (...)

FRANCK, Joshua. "Without Cause: Yale Fires An Acclaimed Anarchist Scholar"

"If I had to get analytical about it, maybe I’d put it this way. We’re moving from the neoliberal university to the imperial university. Or at (...)

GRAEBER, David. "Le Conflit Orient-Occident : De quelques arguments contestables"

Chaque fois que je pense aux caricatures du prophète Mahomet réalisées par des dessinateurs danois, me revient à l’esprit une histoire que j’ai lue (...)

GRAEBER, David. "The Shock of Victory"

The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don’t know how to handle victory. This might seem an odd thing to say because of a (...)

GRAEBER, David. "Revolution in Reverse (Or, on the Conflict between Political Ontologies of Violence and Political Ontologies of the Imagination)"

“All power to the imagination.” “Be realistic, demand the impossible…” Anyone involved in radical politics has heard these expressions a thousand (...)

GRAEBER, David. "Marcel Mauss: Give It Away"

Have you noticed how there aren’t any new French intellectuals any more? There was a veritable flood in the late ’70s and early ’80s: Derrida, (...)

GRAEBER, David. The “Cancer” In Occupy? An Anarchist Reponds

“The Black Bloc anarchists, who have been active on the streets in Oakland and other cities, are the cancer of the Occupy movement.” Chris Hedges, (...)

GRAEBER, David. The New York Police Department’s New Strategy : Sexually Assaulting Peaceful Protestors

A few weeks ago I was with a few companions from Occupy Wall Street in Union Square when an old friend—I’ll call her Eileen—passed through, her hand (...)

GRAEBER, David: On Playing By The Rules – The Strange Success of "Occupy Wall Street"

Just a few months ago, I wrote a piece for Adbusters that started with a conversation I’d had with an Egyptian activist friend named Dina: All (...)