Marxian System and Its Mythos; 1st talk: popularity
At my 1st talk, I demonstrated current popularity of Marxism and gave very short review of some of my favorite books. Many thanks for all who came.
The next meeting is Friday, March 16th, same place and time: WH4NW, 12:00. We’ll discuss the main ideas and the spirit of the most extensively published and widely read text in the history of political thought: The Communist Manifesto.
Everybody is welcome; feel free to come with your lunch.
Here is a link to the book I mentioned at the last talk, “The First Socialist Schism: Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Working Men’s Association” by Wolfgang Eckhardt:
(That’s the e-book, but the paperback edition can be found on that site, too.)
The book appears to be very well researched and has extensive footnotes. It’s really eye-opening to see how Marx treated his real and perceived opponents.
Many thanks, Michael! I fully agree: Marx’ attitude to criticism from anarchists and Bakunin in particular tells something important about the father of “scientific socialism”.