Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Guernica


Seventy years ago today, during the Spanish Civil War, Franco's fascist forces firebombed the village of Guernica, prompting the painter Pablo Picasso to paint his finest work by way of an damning indictment. Mike Gonzalez has an article about the continuing power of the painting in Socialist Worker, while there is also an article about the current controversy of the painting's location in the Guardian. On the subject of the Spanish Civil War, I should probably also highlight this year's London Socialist Historians Group Brian Manning Memorial Lecture, which is on Saturday 19th May in London, and by Reiner Tosstorff: 'Case closed: The Assassination of Andreu Nin, the Persecution of the POUM and its Background.'

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