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[2.28.13 - 3.21.14] Short Course Introducing Platypus

 

the history of marxism

Platypus introduction to the history of Marxism

Thursdays 6-8 pm

Group Study Room

- the room will change from week to week so please email us to get the exact room number.

Killam Library,
Dalhousie
Halifax, NS 
dalhousie@platypus1917.org

• required / + recommended  [/++ supplemental] readings

9 Jan (Short Course)

• Epigraphs on modern history and freedom by Louis Menand (on Marx and Engels) and Karl Marxon “becoming”(from the Grundrisse, 1857–58)
• Max Horkheimer“The little man and the philosophy of freedom” (pp. 50–52 from selections from Dämmerung,1926–31)

16 Jan (Short Course)

• Chris Cutrone“Capital in history” (2008)
Capital in history timeline and chart of terms
• Cutrone“Class consciousness (from a Marxist perspective) today” (2012)

23 Jan (Short Course)

• Leszek Kolakowski“The concept of the Left” (1968)
• MarxFor the ruthless criticism of everything existing (letter to Arnold Ruge, September 1843)

4 Feb (TUESDAY - Short Course)

• Cutrone“The Marxist hypothesis” (2010)

13 Feb

• Rosa Luxemburg, “The Crisis of German Social Democracy” Part 1 (1915)
• J. P. Nettl“The German Social Democratic Party 1890–1914 as a Political Model” (1965)
[++ + James Joll, The Second International 1889–1914 (1966)]

20 Feb

• Cliff Slaughter, “What is Revolutionary Leadership?” (1960)

27 Feb

• Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate / A&Z, Introducing Lenin and the Russian Revolution / Lenin for Beginners (1977)
• Spartacist LeagueLenin and the Vanguard Party (1978)
• Luxemburg“The Russian Tragedy” (1918)
• Luxemburg“Order Reigns in Berlin” (1919)
[++ Sebastian Haffner, Failure of a Revolution: Germany 1918–19 (1968)]

13 Mar

Tariq Ali and Phil EvansIntroducing Trotsky and Marxism / Trotsky for Beginners (1980)

20 Mar

• Theodor Adorno“Reflections on Class Theory” (1942)
+ Horkheimer and Adorno, "Discussion about Theory and Praxis" (AKA "Towards a New Manifesto?") (1956)
• Adorno“Resignation” (1969)

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