The Platypus Affiliated Society hosted the panel “Marxism and liberalism” on April 1, 2022 at the University of Chicago as part of its Annual International Convention. An edited transcript follows.
TIM HORRAS EPIGRAPHS his response to me with a passage out of the Class Struggles in France about a new crisis being “as sure to come as [a new revolution].” This passage from Marx was written when he and Engels had “declared that the first phase of the revolutionary period had closed and that nothing could be looked forward to until the advent of a new economic world crisis.”
LIBERAL PARTY VOTERS IN the Philippines, like the Democrats in the United States, seldom admit the project with which they have long been associated — neoliberalism — is in terminal crisis.
FROM THE 1960s through his death in 1989, the social critic Michael Harrington was often described as “America’s leading socialist,” a part previously played by Eugene Debs and Norman Thomas.
ALAN WOODS, LEADING MEMBER of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), began writing The History of Philosophy: A Marxist Perspective in the 1990s, contemporaneously with another book, Reason in Revolt, which dealt with “the relationship between Marxist philosophy and modern science.”