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On September 15, 2020, Platypus Affiliated Society Member C. Philip Mills interviewed Louis Menand, professor of English at Harvard University and author of The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (2001), an intellectual history of American pragmatism. An edited transcript follows.
On June 3, 2022, Platypus Affiliated Society member D. L. Jacobs interviewed Alan Shandro about Marxism and Shandro’s book Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony (2014). An edited transcript follows.
THE GREEN NEW DEAL arose just months after Democrats retook Congress in the 2018 midterms. In fact, two days after the midterms the Sunrise Movement staged a sit-in at the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, signalling the clear strategy to pressure Democrats to enact climate-change policies under the slogan, “decarbonization, jobs, and justice.”

Ort: Liebknecht-Haus, Braustraße 15, 04107 Leipzig

Zeit: Sonntags, 19-22 Uhr

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1. Sitzung: Sonntag, 12.03.2023

Friedrich Engels: "Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigentums und des Staates" (1884) MEW Bd. 21 S.27-84 und S.152-160
Rosa Luxemburg: "Die Proletarierin" (1914)
+ Clara Zetkin: "Unser Märzentag" (1911)

2. Sitzung: Sonntag, 19.03.2023

August Bebel: "Die Frau und der Sozialismus" (1879), Einleitung und Kapitel 25, 27, 28
Spartacist League: "Feminism vs. Marxism: Origins of the Conflict" (1974)
+ Spartacist League: „From Weimar to Hitler: Feminism and Fascism“ (1981)

3. Sitzung: Sonntag, 26.03.2023

Clara Zetkin: "Erinnerungen an Lenin" (1925) Teil 2
Juliet Mitchell: "Women: the Longest Revolution" (1966)
+ Platypus Panel „Women: the Longest Revolution (Frankfurt)“ (2016)

4. Sitzung: Sonntag, 02.04.2023

Theodor W. Adorno: "Adorno Sexualtabu und Recht heute" (1963) [Audio]
John D'Emilio: "Capitalism and Gay Identity" (1983)
+ Audrey A. Crescenti „Sexual Freedom in Capital“ (2021)

On June 5, 2021, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted this panel with panelists Pascal Robert (co-host of This is Revolution, and a contributor to Black Agenda Report), Ashanti Alson (anarchist, on the steering committee of the National Jericho Movement, formerly of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army), and Rutledge Dennis (a professor of sociology at George Mason University, W. E. B. Du Bois scholar, and a former member of Students for a Democratic Society).