Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30 PM
News and Letters, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago
News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:
The Marxist-Humanism of Raya Dunayevskaya
How does it speak to today’s economic-political-social crisis?
- Capitalism in Economic Disarray—Her writings on Marx’s Capitaland on the emergence of state-capitalism provide a crucial point of departure for understanding savage, 21st century capitalism.
- Black Lives Matter—Her concept of Black Masses as Revolutionary Vanguard, as putting so-called American Civilization on Trial, speaks powerfully to the cruciality of the Black revolt here and now.
- The Humanism of Marx—She was the original translator of the 1844 Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts into English, arguing that the humanism of Marx was crucial for grasping his philosophy of “revolution in permanence.”
- Women as Force and Reason of Social Transformation—Her writings on Women’s Liberation, including on Rosa Luxemburg as feminist, resonate with the ongoing WLM here and globally.
- Revolutionary Dialectics in Hegel and Marx—Her exploration of the dialectic in Hegel and in Marx, her recreation of that dialectics within Marxist-Humanism, forms a point of departure for building a revolutionary organization inseparable from emancipatory philosophy.
Speaker: Eugene Gogol,secretary to Raya Dunayevskaya and author of Raya Dunayevskaya: Philosopher of Marxist-Humanism