WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago
The movements around climate are the source of some of the most widespread questioning of capitalism and within them there is an incomplete discussion of a needed “theory of change.” In the climate justice movement is a growing realization that capitalism is a big, even fundamental, part of the problem. This demands that we grasp what is essential to capitalism and what kind of new society can transcend it, while not repeating the oppressive and ecologically destructive paths taken by countries that claimed to be socialist, like the USSR and China.
Reading: Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day, chapter 3, “The Todayness of Marx’s Humanism” poses Marx’s Humanism as key to a concept of socialism adequate to our age.
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