A greener Marx? Kohei Saito on connecting communism with the climate crisis
Kohei Saito, an academic who submitted a manuscript on Karl Marx, the ecological crisis and arguments for degrowth economics three years ago, has become a Marxist celebrity after his book, Capital in the Anthropocene sold more than half a million copies. Now, in his new book, Marx in the Anthropocene, Saito builds on his previous arguments to propose degrowth communism as a “new way of living”. He aims to bring together the red and the green, overcoming the divide between Marxism and degrowth, at a time when degrowth economics is being hotly debated in the environmental and other movements.