Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-20-2021

Embargo Period

7-20-2022

Publication Title

International Critical Thought

Abstract

While pandemics are pervasive, this is for the first time that the capitalist mode of production reached the outer limits of biology, biosphere, ecology, economy, geography, and international relations in unison resulting in an all-encompassing crises that devastated the entire planet. The upshot of this pandemic has overwhelmed the infrastructure of public health across the globe with stunning speed and with infections in millions in just a few months and the velocity of economic damage and devastation much worse than the Great Depression of the last century. It is also the “proof of the pudding” for the “conquest of mode of production”—à la Marx and against the view of majority on the left that incorrectly identify globalization as neoliberalism—i.e., holding a doctrine as an epoch. It is implicit that this crisis must alarm those assembling within the Cox-Robinson group in heterodox international relations theory that seemingly holds unto a mirage of “neoliberal international order”—amounting to self-delusion that indeed may have its own Catch-22. Precise periodization of capitalism is inseparable from value theory. This paper underscores the authenticity of value-theoretic periodization toward the identity of our epoch.

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

566

Last Page

574

DOI

10.1080/21598282.2020.1866238

ISSN

2159-8312

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Critical Thought on January 20, 2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21598282.2020.1866238.

Available for download on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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