WHEN: Monday September 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago
News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion:
On its 150th anniversary, let’s talk about Marx’s Capital
¯ As Trump’s racist, sexist neo-fascism threatens to take hold in the U.S., what relevance does Marx’s Capital hold for today’s activists?
¯ What relationship—if any—does the capitalism of Marx’s time have to the state-capitalistic world of 2017?
¯ Does Marx’s rootedness in the Hegelian dialectic give today’s revolutionaries a direction, or is it a dead end?
Free and open discussion following speaker Gerry Emmett, author of: “Rising U.S. racism challenges all freedom movements,” and “World in View” columnist for News & Letters
Suggested reading can be found in the July-August and September-October issues of News & Letters and online at A concrete universal: Marx’s “Capital”
It is part of “Marx’s Transcendence of and Return to Hegel’s Dialectic,” a draft chapter for Raya Dunayevskaya’s book Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao.