Interview with C.B. Macpherson on the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Frank Cunningham
Keywords: CB Macpherson, marxist theory, COVID-19, pandemic


In 1983 (on the Centenary of Karl Marx’s death) the Canadian Society for Socialist Studies enlisted me to interview C.B. Macpherson about the continuing significance of Marx’s theories, and it has occurred that I might interview him again now about the relevance of his own views to the social and political ramifications of the current epidemic. A problem is that Macpherson died a few years after the earlier interview. However, luckily and likely in virtue of a just published book by me on his political thought, Macpherson’s ghost has agreed to the interview that follows.