Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

[Los Angeles] Marx and the State

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Venue: Community Room A, Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles

Sponsor: West Coast Marxist-Humanists

Speakers:

– DC, historian and activist
– Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Community Room A, Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles

Sponsor: West Coast Marxist-Humanists, an affiliate of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

The collapse of most of the statist regimes ruling in the name of Marxism has contributed to the rise of anarchist and left communist currents. The collapse of statist communism has also led to a rethinking of Marxism and an increased sense of separation between Marx and his political heirs, above all Lenin. This meeting will explore Marx?s mature writings on the state, especially those on the Paris Commune, wherein he argued for the abolition of both the state and capital.

Suggested reading, from Marx’s “Civil War in France”

FUTURE MEETING
Saturday, February 18, 2-4 PM, same location:
The Return(s) of Socialist Humanism and the Need for an Alternative
Speakers:

  • Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins
  • Barbara Epstein teaches at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness Department and writes on social movements; her most recent book is The Minsk Ghetto, 1941-1943:  Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism.  She is currently working on a project on socialist humanism:  its rise, decline, and continuing relevance for the left.

 

Note: Westside Pavilion is at Pico & Westwood Boulevards; Community Room A is on east side of the mall, third floor, behind food court; 3 hours free parking is available in mall’s lot.


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