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David McNally (professor)


David McNally is a Trotskyist theorist and is a Professor of political science at York University in Toronto, and chair of the university's political science department.
David McNally (professor)
The Greek philosopher Plato may have rejected the idea that "might makes right" some 2,500 years ago, but America and its allies today make it the cornerstone of foreign policy.
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Common wealth is in the process of being transferred from the public domain to the private sector.
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In short, the rules of behaviour in capitalist society systematically produce irrational consequences.




The fundamental truth about globalization - that it represents freedom for capital and unfreedom for labour - is especially clear where global migrants are concerned.
McNally David (professor)
The suffering inflicted by this present order invariably produces a struggle to overcome it.
Social movements will not develop if they refuse to name and define alternative possibilities.
David McNally (professor)
""free trade" is a policy imposed on the weakest and evaded by the most powerful."
Under NAFTA, in other words, the right of corporations to bring thousands of tons of hazardous waste into local communities overrides the right of residents to protect their health.
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When history moves - really moves - it does so in great convulsive jolts.
McNally David (professor)
Once capitalist classes learn to live with unions - which they generally do reluctantly, only after efforts to crush them have failed - they then attempt to co-opt organized labour. They do so by courting a "special relationship" with union leaders who, as their organizations become larger and more complex, typically assume the role of full time union functionaries.
David McNally (professor)
At its heart, this book is about where this new left has come from, and where it might be going.




Behind their fluffy rhetoric about free trade and free markets lurks a hostility toward freedom for ordinary people - and a love affair with police and prisons.
David McNally (professor)
What was it, then, about the development of capitalism that gave rise to modern racial ideology?
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In many respects, the Second World War was a continuation of the First, a conflict triggered by the mismatch between industrial power and imperial reach.
McNally David (professor)
Genuine growth is always dialogical - it requires engagement in a dynamic, developing, and open-ended dialogue.
"Free trade" is a slogan used to attack practices designed by competitor economies to protect their own interests.
David McNally (professor)
A society that has moved beyond commodification is one that has embraced the most thoroughgoing radical democracy in all spheres of social life.
Globalization is thus also about global commodification of labour; it is about - global proletarianization - the creation of a world working class for capital to exploit.
David McNally (professor)
Corporate globalization and the economic agreements designed to entrench it have little to do with trade - and all but the most ignorant neo-liberal pundits surely know this too.
McNally David (professor)
To make history - to change the actual course of world events - is intoxicating, inspiring, and life-transforming.


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