In Retreat from Class (1986) and Democracy Against Capitalism (1995), Prof. Meiksins Wood defended historical materialism against post-Marxist critiques, before undertaking a large-scale study of political thought from antiquity to the modern day. When they were both widowed after long and very good marriages, their acquaintance deepened. theoreticians – Hannah Arendt and Ellen Meiksins Wood – whose reactivations of ancient political experiences signiﬁcantly predate recent trends. These and related phenomena have for some time now … The Origins of Capitalism (according to Ellen Meiksins Wood) The Origins of Capitalism (according to Ellen Meiksins Wood) Linked to the academic left in North America and in Europe, Prof. Meiksins Wood served on the editorial board of the British journal New Left Review from 1984 to 1993 and the socialist magazine Monthly Review from 1997 to 2000. It was an article in New Left Review on the separation of the economic from the political; it was, of course, polemical. These donations help to pay our bills, and honorariums for some of our writers, photographers and graphic artists. Gregory held a PhD in political science and worked as a United Nations interpreter. It was launched in 1977-78 and quickly became legendary. Often overlooked in the focus on Prof. Meiksins Wood’s radical politics and theoretical grounding, notes Jonathan Sas, director of research at the Broadbent Institute, is that, unlike many Marxists, she supported the NDP and the British Labour party, and did not see herself as above or divorced from practical politics. Prof. Comninel learned over the years not to call his friend and colleague during major tennis tournaments or Blue Jays games. Meiksins Wood's many books and articles, were sometimes written in collaboration with her husband, Neal Wood (1922–2003). 19-45. Ellen Meiksins Wood hat ein großes Werk eines lebendigen Marxismus vorgelegt. Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) was a leading political theorist and one of the world's most influential historians. 215–240. The Origin of Capitalism is a 1999 book on history and political economy, specifically the history of capitalism, by scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood, written from the perspective of Political Marxism. Deshalb stellen sie den Kapitalismus in seinem Kern in Frage. Bella, who had worked in refugee relief in Europe, became a social worker in New York, and moved to Los Angeles, with Ellen, after she remarried. Now a political science professor at York, Prof. Comninel grew up in the same neighbourhood as his teacher, and their weekly meetings recalled the New York environment in which they were raised: The departmental secretary described their sessions as the times “when George and Ellen get together to yell at each other.” Faculty up and down the corridor closed their doors as the two worked their way through the texts, only to discover that they read Marx in exactly the same way. Historian and political thinker Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject it to critique. All Categories; Metaphysics and Epistemology Historian and political thinker Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject it to critique. The late Ellen Meiksins Wood had a long and illustrious career teaching the history of political thought at Toronto’s York University. York University gave them teaching positions at a time when the institution was fast becoming a destination for important figures on the intellectual left. Kinzey Posen / December 6, 2017Syndicated. Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that, with the collapse of Com-munism, the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. Studying the social situations in which theorists lived and worked improved our understanding of what the theorists meant. Ellen Meiksins Wood’s review of my book Rethinking Socialism, in her recently published Retreat from Class, and her synthetic remarks on my political views in the concluding chapter are sufficiently well constructed and argued to be plausible, especially to those who have not read my work. At this troubling political moment, Ellen's belief that democracy means “nothing more nor less than people’s power, or even the power of the common people or the poor” is more relevant than ever.