Readers’ Views on Philosopher-revolutionaries; Youth, climate and the freedom idea; Climate crisis; California fires, FDA fails women, and Voices from behind bars.
COVID-19 has generated a lot of “free time” for workers, but how can we create full, human “free time”?May 12, 2020
The measures adopted in the face of the spread of COVID-19 in the world have caused billions of people to suddenly have excess “free time.” But this is not a full “free time,” conducive to the enjoyment and development of new skills, but a “time without work” that is exacerbating the enormous economic contradictions already existing in our society. Is it possible to imagine and bring about a form of free time that is truly human time?
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Karl Marx’s continuous development of the philosophy of revolution in permanenceDecember 3, 2018
Marking the publication of writings by Raya Dunayevskaya on Marx’s philosophy of revolution in permanence, the article presents parts of a lecture in which she gave an overview of this concept in relationship to her just-completed book, “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution.”
Essay: Saito’s ecosocialism rejects Marx’s philosophic momentJuly 23, 2018
In “Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism” Kohei Saito brings to light some of the volumes of Marx’s unpublished research and growing concern over capitalism’s deleterious effect on the environment but wrongly rejects Marx’s 1844 philosophic moment.
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: New moments in Marx form trail to todayMay 10, 2018
To observe the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, we present excerpts of a speech given by Raya Dunayevskaya for the Marx centenary year, originally titled “Marxist-Humanism, 1983: The Summation That Is a New Beginning, Subjectively and Objectively.”
Readers’ Views: September-October 2017, Part 2September 5, 2017
Readers’ Views: Marx’s concept of theory; we are not a game; voices from behind bars.
From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: A concrete universal: Marx’s ‘Capital’–Part 2August 28, 2017
Continuing to mark the 150th anniversary of Karl Marx’s Capital, we present excerpts from “Marx’s Transcendence of and Return to Hegel’s Dialectic,” taking up the profound humanist transformation from Marx’s Grundrisse into Capital.
From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: A concrete universal: Marx’s “Capital”–Part 1July 2, 2017
Continuing to mark the 150th anniversary of Karl Marx’s Capital, Vol. I, we present excerpts from “Marx’s Transcendence of and Return to Hegel’s Dialectic,” a draft chapter for Dunayevskaya’s book Philosophy and Revolution, taking up the profound humanist transformation from Marx’s Grundrisse into Capital.
Readers’ Views: January-February 2016, Part 2January 25, 2016
Philosophy, theory and News & Letters; Flint Part Ii; Mumia Abu-Jamal; Voices from behind the bars.
Philosophic basis of News & LettersNovember 20, 2015
On the 60th anniversary of News & Letters we discuss its philosophic basis and invite readers to participate.
‘On political divides and philosophic new beginnings’September 7, 2014
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
From the May-June 2012 issue of News & Letters.
Editor’s Note: “On political divides and philosophic new beginnings,” written 25 years ago, is the last writing of Raya Dunayevskaya, who died on June 9, 1987. It was first published in the In Memoriam special issue of News & [=>]
Communization theory’s missing link: dialectical mediation; what happens afterFebruary 10, 2014
The impasse in the anti-capitalist movement after Occupy has led to theoretical stirrings over what to do organizationally, not just about the abolition of capitalism, but a positive concept of the future after capitalism. This is an opportunity to engage Marx’s view of these concerns, which was rooted in his 1844 declaration of a revolutionary humanism as the positive in the negative that opens up to a totally new future by refusing to be defined by what it is against.