In this wide ranging interview, Noam Chomsky talks about his new book "Hopes and Prospects" and dwells on the issues of Haiti, the US economy and polity, the growth processes in India and China and the current political state of Latin America. We are grateful to Keane Bhatt for making this interview available to us.
Prof. Prabhat Patnaik, eminent Marxist economist, taught in CESP/JNU over the last four decades. He has been one of the most outstanding economists in India and a great teacher. He has retired from JNU recently. On the occasion of his farewell, the students of CESP published an interview of Prof. Patnaik, which is reproduced here.
Prof. Utsa Patnaik, eminent Marxist economist, retired from CESP/JNU recently. She has inspired generations of students and researchers through her teaching and research spanning four decades. On the occasion of her farewell, students of CESP published an interview of Prof. Patnaik, which is reproduced here.
CPI(M) Research Unit Convenor, Prasenjit Bose interviewed by Vima Naukara (Insurance Employee), the monthly journal of insurance employees association in Karnataka published from Bangalore. The text of the interview recorded in September 2010 is reproduced here.
Anand Patwardhan's documentary film "War and Peace (Jung aur Aman)" was screened at IIT Bombay on 30th August 2009. During and after the discussion session of the documentary film, our editorial team member Anirban Ghatak took a short interview of Anand. Anand answered the questions with equal determination and conviction which we are pretty used to see in his films. Here we present the interview.
हाल के विधानसभा चुनावों और राजस्थान में वामपंथी आन्दोलन के अनुभवों के बारे में जनवादी महिला समिति की राजस्थान राज्य सचिव और सी.पी.आई.एम की राज्य समिति सदस्या दुर्गा स्वामी से प्रगति के संपादक मंडल सदस्य टिकेन्दर पंवार का विशेष साक्षात्कार।
But what the [financial] crisis [in the world's capital markets] does is to undermine the ideology of neo-liberalism which gives the Left a chance to intensify its struggle against neo-liberalism. And in so far as the recession that is arising will hurt not just the workers and peasants but even sections of the middle classes which have hitherto been beneficiaries of neo-liberalism, the soil for this struggle will be more fertile now. So, the short answer to this question is that the Indian policy-makers left to themselves will not change course, but we have to make them change course. Eminent economist Prabhat Patnaik replies exclusively to a set of interview questions from Pragoti's Editorial Team. Prabhat Patnaik is a leading Marxist economist, and is a professor at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is also the vice-chairman of the Planning Board in the state of Kerala.
Patrick Gray is an economist with a special interest in science-based business development and job creation. In 2001-2202, he led the United Nations study “Human Effects of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident: A Strategy for Recovery” (http://chernobyl.undp.org/engish/). Since 2002, he has served as Programme Leader for British Government funded Closed Nuclear Cities Programme, which assists former nuclear weapons scientists and engineers to create sustainable civil sector businesses and employment in Russia and other countries in the Former Soviet Union. Pragoti publishes an exclusive interview on nuclear issues with him over a wide range of topics from nuclear energy, proliferation, weapons, management, etc.
Pragoti presents an exclusive interview with professor Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Vijay Prashad has also written in and edited the book, "Dispatches from Latin America: The Frontline Against Neo-liberalism". Prashad answers questions related to the political situation in the United States and in Latin America.
[Exclusive interview with Prakash Karat, General Secretary CPI(M) on the current political situation]