Articles tagged “Raya Dunayevskaya”

lhwmSummary: Discussions of Lenin and Hegel since the 1995 publication of Kevin Anderson’s Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism are assessed critically, as is Lenin’s own 1914-15 return to Hegel and its implications for today. Originally appeared in Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 28: 1 (2014) and now available online HERE – Editors

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Anderson_Marx_400Wx300HSummary: The concept of intersectionality is used to examine Marx’s theory of race and class during the US Civil War, his writings on gender, and their relationship to the work of the founders of US Marxst-Humanism, Raya Dunayevskaya and Charles Denby. This includes their differences with C.L.R. James as discussed in Jacqueline Jones’s recent book on race. Originally appeared in Logos 14:1 (Winter 2015) – Editors

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Summary: Discusses new interest in Marxist humanism in Eastern Europe, the relation of economics to philosophy in Piketty and Marx, and that of philosophy to organization for Marxist-Humanism, from Dunayevskaya to today; slightly edited version of a presentation to the Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, July 26, 2014 in Chicago – Editors

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iranSummary: Although this was presented to the West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference in April 1993, it has never been published. We do so now because the issues raised here still speak to problems faced by serious Marxists in Iran and beyond — Editors

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imho-701Summary: Socialist humanist ideas were broadly championed by key thinkers in the mid-20th century, like E.P. Thompson, Fanon, Marcuse, and Fromm, but have now disappeared seemingly without a trace. Barbara Epstein and Kevin Anderson explore socialist humanism’s rise and fall, in part as postmodernism took center stage as an ideological current. They argue that the left is not better off without it. The interview (1 hr.) can be found HERE.

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20131213Summary: The journal Monthly Review has reprinted the conclusion of Heather Brown’s Marx on Gender and the Family:A Critical Study (Haymarket Books) in its June 2014 issue, HERE  — Editors

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althusser_160x220_tSummary: Althusser’s structuralist Marxism is critiqued both in terms of his theory of ideological superstructures and his interpretation of Marx as an anti-humanist, anti-Hegelian. This essay originally appeared in Logos, Spring 2014  – Editors

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Summary: Luxemburg argued that the accumulation of capital hinges not only on the internal temporal dynamics of particular capitalist societies but most of all on capitalism’s spatial penetration and destruction of the non-capitalist world. This essay originally appeared in Logos, Spring 2014 — Editors

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ukrSummary: Ukraine has experienced a popular uprising with serious contradictions, among them the presence of right-wing nationalism and a tilt toward neoliberal capitalism.  Ukraine has since been threatened by Putin’s Russia, which fears above all a similar uprising in Moscow — Editors

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dbbookcoverSummary: A review of The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought by David Black, (Lexington Books, 2013). Originally appeared in the blog Criticism &c.  — Editors

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