A few days ago I read an interview that Prof. John Bellamy Foster had given to
a leftist journal. Prof. Foster is a renowned American Marx scholar and a
leading eco-socialist theoretician. Among other things, he expressed in the
interview his high regard for Ms. Naomi Klein, who had, 2–3 years ago,
published a best-seller entitled This
Changes Everything –Capitalism vs. the Climate. Prof. Foster also said:
"She is aligned with eco-socialism".
Richard Smith, another leading American eco-socialist theoretician, took this
rather unclear sentence as meaning Klein is an eco-socialist. According to
Smith, however, she is not an eco-socialist. He criticized Prof. Foster for
thinking so, probably meaning thereby also that Foster was thus diluting the
content of eco-socialism.
For me, this throws up the question
What is Eco-Socialism? Who
is an Eco-Socialist?
is the title of a short text that I have today posted in my blog site
hope you would find it interesting and would be much obliged if you forward it
to your political friends and other activists and/or get it published in other
With best wishes