Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Friday, April 05, 2013

Paul Le Blanc to speak at Marxism 2013

 

Paul Le Blanc, author of many fine works on Marxist theory including Marx, Lenin, and the Revolutionary Experience (which I find most useful for the perennial debates between Marxists and anarchists) and activist in the American International Socialist Organisation (ISO) will be coming over to London to speak on “Leninism in the 21st Century” at this years Marxism festival from 11-15 July, which is great news.  Other speakers confirmed so far include the Egyptian revolutionary socialist Gigi Ibrahim, Louise Raw, author of Striking a Light, which tells the story of the 1,400 women and girls at matchmaker Bryant & May, whose militant strike 125 years ago helped inspire a new wave of union action in Britain, while Mike Wayne will be speaking on “Why you should read Das Kapital” the subject of his recent book.  As someone who feels a little guilty for calling themselves a Marxist without having yet subjected the full three volumes of Capital to serious study yet, this is one meeting I should probably go to... 

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2 Comments:

At 11:08 pm, Blogger Roobin said...

You've done it! You've booked a non-member to speak! Well done!

 
At 11:17 pm, Anonymous TimN said...

Now, now, he's not the only outside speaker, they've also got...erm...

 

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