THIRD ANNUAL PLATYPUS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Opening plenary Chris Cutrone, Andrew Feenberg, Richard Westerman, and Nicholas Brown Platypus Review 37 | July 2011 [PDF] The opening plenary of the third annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention, held April 29–May 1, 2011 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was a panel discussion between Nicholas [...]PR web editor | 3 comments | Continued
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http://www.archive.org/details/RethinkingTheNewLeftchicago11910 Public forum of the Platypus Affiliated Society TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH 6:00 PM UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL HOUSE ASSEMBLY HALL 1414 EAST 59TH STREET SPEAKERS: Mark Rudd Alan Spector Osha Neumann Tim Wohlforth MODERATOR: Spencer A. Leonard The memory of the 1960s, which has long kindled contestation and debate on the means and ends of [...]admin | 0 comments | Continued
Book Review: Osha Neumann, Up Against the Wall, Motherf**ker: A Memoir of the ‘60s, with Notes for Next Time.
New York: Seven Stories Press, 2008. Philip Longo Platypus Review 28 | October 2010 WHAT WERE THE 1960S? The Left is still a bit confused. Activist and lawyer Osha Neumann, in his memoir Up Against the Wall, Motherf**ker, suggests that the 1960s not be thought of as a single coherent movement, but rather as a [...]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
Spencer Leonard with Atiya Khan On Thursday March 11, 2010, Platypus Review Editor-in-Chief Spencer A. Leonard interviewed the prominent 1960s radical and last National Secretary of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Mark Rudd, to discuss his recently published political memoir, Underground. In April, Leonard’s interview with Rudd, prepared in conjunction with Atiya Khan, was [...]PR web editor | 0 comments | Continued
Juliet Mitchell: “I don’t think anti-psychiatrists such as Laing and Cooper saw the schizophrenic as the madman telling the truth. What we had were two sets of rigidity, we had the pathological dimension of psychosis in paranoia, schizophrenia: delusions — which are delusions, let’s face it. But then we had the normative delusions of an [...]Chris Cutrone | 0 comments | Continued
1960s paths not taken (1): Civil Rights – Black Power Platypus Marxist readings for Sunday January 11, 2009 · Richard Fraser, Two Lectures on the Black Question in America and Revolutionary Integrationism (1953) · James Robertson and Shirley Stoute, “For Black Trotskyism” (1963) Spartacist League, “Black and Red — Class Struggle Road to Negro Freedom” [...]admin | 0 comments | Continued
Chris Cutrone [Español] [Ελληνικό] [Deutsch] [The following is a talk given at the Marxist-Humanist Committee public forum on The Crisis in Marxist Thought, hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society in Chicago on Friday, July 25, 2008.] I want to speak about the meaning of history for any purportedly Marxian Left. We in Platypus focus on [...]Platypus Review editor | 7 comments | Continued
Chris Cutrone The election of Barack Obama will be an event. But it has proven confusing for most on the “Left,” who claim to want to overcome anti-black racism and achieve social justice. Rejection of Obama on this basis has been as significant as the embrace of his candidacy. There is as much anxiety as [...]Platypus Review editor | 1 comment | Continued
The Platypus Historians Group The Platypus Affiliated Society in Chicago, in coordination with several chapters of the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in Chicago (at the University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College, Chicago) organized a public forum on “40 years of 1968: the problematic drama [...]Platypus Review editor | 2 comments | Continued