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Kevin Anderson

DEMOCRATIC ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM, PART 4: MARX’S VISION OF A NON-CAPITALIST SOCIETY

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
1:00-3:00 PM
Community Room A, Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles
(Westside Pavilion is at Pico & Westwood Boulevards; Community Room A is on east side of the mall, third floor, behind food court; 3 hrs. free parking in mall lot)

Speaker:
Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins

In Critique of the Gotha Program (1875), Marx develops more than anywhere else in his writings a vision of a society of freely associated labor that would transcend and replace capitalism.  It is here that he moves toward the notion of from each according to their abilities to each according to their needs.  In this, the last of our series of meetings on democratic alternatives to capitalism, we will explore both the nature of his proposals for a new society and the question of how to get there.

Suggested readings:

1. Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program, especially the first half

The older translation can be found in the Marxist Internet Archive: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/index.htm

But we also recommend the newer translation in Marx: Later Political Writings, ed. and trans. by Terrell Carver (Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 208-226

2. Peter Hudis, “Directly and Indirectly Social Labor: What Kind of Human Relations Can Transcend Capitalism?”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/directly-and-indirectly-social-labor-what-kind-of-human-relations-can-transcend-capitalism-by-peter-hudis/

Sponsored by West Coast Marxist-Humanists
More information: arise@usmarxisthumanists.org
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/

Future meetings (same time and location):
July 23: Comparing the Arab revolutions of 2011 with Iran’s democratic upheaval of 2009.
September 10: On the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War: Marx’s writings on race, class, and slavery before and during the Civil War.

 

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