RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE (March 2014)
MARX AND THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM: A REVIEW SYMPOSIUM – by Karel Ludenhoff, Marija Krtolica, and Dale Parsons
Three reviews of Peter Hudis’s new book, MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE
ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM.
[DISCUSSION ARTICLE] UKRAINE, COUP OR REVOLUTION? — by Richard Greeman
The Ukrainian uprising raises questions concerning different kinds of democracy, nationalism and internationalism, types of imperialism and capitalism, and the dangers of ethnic conflict and neoliberal
MARXISM AND HUMANISM: SELECTIONS FROM A SINO-BRITISH FORUM — by Wang Jie, Zhu Liyuan, David Alderson, Mike Sanders, and Kevin Anderson
These articles are selected from the proceedings of the Second Sino-British Marxist Aesthetics Forum, held at the University of Manchester, April 2012, which was dedicated to the topic, “Marxism and Humanism.” They offer a window into contemporary philosophical discussions on humanism in China and internationally.
ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SOCIALIST HUMANISM – by Barbara Epstein
Socialist humanism emerged out of discussions of Marx’s 1844 MANUSCRIPTS in the late fifties and early sixties due to hopes for the democratization of the Soviet bloc, but it lost traction within the
left in the late sixties and early seventies due to the Vietnam War and the resulting rising influence of Maoism. There is still a great deal to be learned from the socialist humanist tradition.
CLASS IN MODERN CAPITALISM: THE BRITISH EXAMPLE — by Richard Abernethy
Class is once again in the news and political debate. While some claim that it is no longer relevant at all, the BBC’s Great British Class Survey claimed to identify no fewer than seven different classes. What does it mean to belong to a class? Is it an objective situation, or does it involve subjectivity and consciousness? How best to understand the class structure of modern capitalism?
MARX’S CAPITAL AND TODAY’S GLOBAL CRISIS – by Raya Dunayevskaya
We repost here the hard-to-find 1978 pamphlet by Raya Dunayevskaya, which has been uploaded onto the Internet by unknown parties. We call attention to the fact that it includes three items: (1) main text containing the chapters of Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom devoted to Marx’s Capital, Vols. I-III; (2) introduction critiquing Ernest Mandel, “Today’s Epigones Who Try to Truncate Marx’s Capital”; (3) appendix, “Tony Cliff Reduces Lenin’s Theory to ‘Uncanny Intuition’,” the latter particularly relevant given the recent controversies in the UK over Cliff’s organizational legacy.
See our LANGUAGES PAGES for recent Marxist-Humanist articles and books in Spanish, Persian, French, Romanian, Turkish, and other languages.
*** RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST:
THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON HISTORY, CULTURE AND DIALECTICAL THOUGHT — by David Black, Studies in Marxism Humanism Series, Lexington Books, hardcover, with subsequent paperback
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG, VOL. I: ECONOMIC WRITINGS 1 — edited by Peter Hudis, Verso Books, paperback
MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM – by Peter Hudis, Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books
MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY – by Heather Brown, Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books
THE DUNAYEVSKAYA-MARCUSE-FROMM CORRESPONDENCE, 1954-1978: DIALOGUES ON
HEGEL, MARX, AND CRITICAL THEORY — edited by Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, Lexington Books
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