Saito Kohei says Marx’s ideas in his late years tell us about the kind of society we should forge in a post-coronavirus era. His “Capital in the Anthropocene” has sold about 400,000 copies in Japan since its 2020 publication, it will translated in English version in october 2022. Da Nhk.
Saito Kohei says the coronavirus pandemic has emerged as evidence of “a paradox” of global capitalism. His “Capital in the Anthropocene” has sold about 400,000 copies in Japan since its 2020 publication.
In it, he takes Marx’s warning about unrestrained capitalism issued 150 years ago, to explain the climate crisis we now face.
Saito, a 35-year-old associate professor at Osaka City University, had already made a name for himself as a translator of Marxist ideas for the modern world.