The Origins of Modern Debt Politics in Greece and Rome – Reading Michael Hudson’s “The Collapse of Antiquity”

As a follow-up to our reading group on Graeber’s “Debt” we will read Hudson’s “The Collapse of Antiquity” as of September 2023.

David Graeber counted Michael Hudson’s work on Mesopotamian debt Jubilees as well as the structure of American imperialism as major influences on his book “Debt – the first 5000 years”. Currently Hudson is working on a trilogy on the history of debt, the first of which “…and forgive them their debts” was released in 2018 followed by “The Collapse of Antiquity” this year. As a follow-up to our reading group on Graeber’s “Debt” we will read Hudson’s “The Collapse of Antiquity” as of September 2023.

The ebook is available here:

The Collapse of Antiquity – Digital Book

See the “Reading Material” article below to access readings.