Haymarket Books
Books for changing the world
A Radical Alternative to Capitalist Catastrophe
This book proposes that socialism is the only path to a sustainable environment.
Capitalism is killing the planet, and the preservation of a natural environment favorable to human life requires a radical alternative. In this new collection of essays, long time revolutionary and environmental activist Michael Löwy offers a vision of ecosocialist transformation. This vision combines an understanding of the destructive logic of the capitalist system with an appreciation for ongoing struggles, particularly in Latin America.
  • Praise for On Changing the World:

    "His collection of essays, combining scholarship with passion, impresses by its sweep and scope."
    —Daniel Singer, author, Prelude to Revolution

    "Michael Löwy is unquestionably a tremendous figure in the decades-long attempt to recover an authentic revolutionary tradition from the wreckage of Stalinism, and these essays are very often powerful examples of this process."
    —Dominic Alexander, Counterfire

Other books by Michael Löwy

  • On Changing the World

    Michael Löwy highlights the cultural, “spiritual,” and ethical dimensions of Marxist thought largely neglected by most of the existing literature.
  • The Politics of Combined and Uneven Development

    Drawing on the prescient insights of Leon Trotsky, Lowy explores the contradictions of global economic development.
  • The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx

    The ideas of Marx's early writings come alive in this important examination of their lasting relevance.