THE COMMENTARY ON THE Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) must exceed the word count of that little pamphlet by a factor of thousands, if not more. To this grand number is added another, A Spectre, Haunting: On The Communist Manifesto by British Marxist fantasy writer China Miéville.
On December 8, 2022, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted this panel at the University of California, Merced with panelists Adi Dasgupta (UC Merced), Leo Niehorster-Cook (Democratic Socialists of America), Jessica Sales (Party of Socialism and Liberalism), and Mark Woodall (United Auto Workers 2865).
Lars Lih reviews the new translation of Marx's Critique of the Gotha Program, by Kevin B. Anderson and Karel Ludenhoff.
On January 21, 2023, Platypus Affiliated Society members C. D. Hardy and Desmund Hui interviewed Dan La Botz regarding his counter-historical novel Trotsky in Tijuana (2020), in which Leon Trotsky survives the assassination attempt in August 1940. An edited transcript follows.