ZNetwork Debates

ZNetwork hosts debates on a wide range of topics important to advancing vision & strategy for a better world.

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 Science Wars

Albert, Herman, and Chomsky essays plus Ehrenreich, Albert and Chomsky debate Raskin, Marglin, Nandy, and Ellis.

The Left & Climate Change

Robin Hahnel and Patrick Bond debate Left strategy and orientation towards climate


Lydia Sargent satire essays critiquing confused feminisms.

Debating Global Warming

Cockburn, Monbiot and others debate issues of climate change…


Debate over Michael Albert’s essay titled “Anarchism,” mostly with primitivists…


Tim Wise/Horowitz debate race and racism, Robert Chrisman, Robert Allen, Herman, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, and Albert answer Horowitz  and Albert/Horowitz debate on economics.

Global & Domestic Economics

Debate between George Monbiot and Michael Albert regarding anti-globalization and anti capitalist economic goals and methods.

Balkans & Kosovo

Grubacic vs Plavsic…

Marxism, Socialism, Parecon

Debate between Alex Callinicos of the British SWP and Michael Albert regarding political theory, vision, strategy…



Debate over U.S. policies, Kosovo, etc.

Marxism Debate

Debate between Alan Maass and Michael Albert regarding Marxism’s contemporary relevance.

Chomsky Vs. Dershowitz

Debating the Mideast

Socialism Debate

Debates from New Politics Magazine over Albert essay with Barry Finger and Marvin Mandel

Iraq Election Debate

What should the attitude of the anti-war movement be toward the Iraqi election scheduled for the end of January?

Social Ecology Debate

Debate between Peter Staudenmaier and Michael Albert regarding social ecology and participatory economics.


Albert, Edward Herman, Tariq Ali, Jeffrey Sommers, and Hitchens.

Parecon & Anarchist Communism

Albert & Price…


Primarily Albert and ZNeter Brian Dominick debate the merits of consensus decision making.  

Schweickart Versus Albert

David Schweickart’s review claiming parecon is ludicrous and Albert’s reply and ensuing exchanges


Albert and Katha Pollit debate media, the Nation, etc.

 Parecon and Peer to Peer

Albert and Bauwens explore the relations between peer to peer and parecon.

Conspiracy Theory

Various essays critical of conspiracy theory, with some debate.

Comparing Parecon and Peercommony

Christian Siefkes and Michael Albert explore the intersections and differences in these proposed alternatives to capitalist economics.


Debates and Explorations on Anti-semitism. Includes Ed Herman, Michael Albert, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Judy Rebick, Justin Podur, Stephen Zunes…


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