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  • Platypus Review #106 is out!
    Issue #106 of the Platypus Review is now online. This issue features a transcript of the "Marxism and Feminism" panel discussion held at the Fourth European Conference at Goldsmiths, with Roxanne Baker, Judith Shapiro and Sarah McDonald, plus Chris Cutrone's presentation "100 years of counterrevolution".
  • Marxism in the Age of Trump - new book!
    Trump’s victory is the beginning not the end of a process of transforming the Republican Party as well as mainstream politics more generally that is his avowed goal. So the question is the transformation of democracy—of how liberal democratic politics is conducted. This was bound to change, with or without Trump. Now, with Trump, the issue is posed point-blank. There’s no avoiding the crisis of neoliberalism.

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Recently, I came across a 1938 article by the “Left communist” Paul Mattick, Sr., titled “Karl Kautsky: From Marx to Hitler.” In it, Mattick asserted that the reformist social democracy that Kautsky ended up embracing was the harbinger of fascism — of Nazism. There is a certain affinity to Friedrich Hayek’s book on The Road to Serfdom (1944), in which a similar argument is made about the affinity of socialism and fascism. If Marxism (e.g. Kautsky) led to Hitler, as Hayek and Mattick aver, then this is because the counterrevolution was in the revolutionary tradition.
On February 17, 2018 the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a discussion at its Fourth Annual European Conference at Goldsmith’s University on the subject of “Marxism and Feminism.” The event’s speakers were Roxanne Baker of the International Bolshevik Tendency; Judith Shapiro, Undergraduate Tutor at the London School of Economics; and Sarah McDonald of the Communist Party of Great Britain. The event was moderated by Erin Hagood of Platypus. What follows is an edited transcript of the translated discussion

Bini Adamczaks neu erschienenes Buch Der schönste Tag im Leben des Alexander Berkman. Vom möglichen Gelingen der Russischen Revolution nimmt sich ihrer Geschichte an, um die potentiellen, aber nicht realisierten Möglichkeiten des historischen Moments erfahrbar zu machen. Mit der freundlichen Zustimmung des edition assamblage Verlags sowie Adamczak selbst kann hier ein kleiner Auszug aus dem Kapitel

Zum 100. Jubiläum der Russischen Revolution von 1917 veranstaltete Platypus am 03. November 2017 eine Podiumsdiskussion in Frankfurt mit Frank Ruda (Philosoph), Lars Quadfasel (Hamburger Studienbibliothek), Anton Stortchilov (Die LINKE) und Rafael Rehm (Der Funke).