Tag Archives: Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao

On THE Philosophic Point and Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy

To understand today we must begin at the beginning, that is to say, as always, with Marx. Specifically the two periods are: the first and the last, the first being the philosophic moment, 1844 [Marx’s Humanist Essays or Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts]. That laid the ground for all future development. The last being the long hard trek and process of developments–all the revolutions, as well as philosophic-political-economic concretizations, culminating in Capital. Yet the full organizational expression of all came only then, i.e., the last decade, especially the 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program. Why only then? Continue reading

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Spontaneity and new beginnings

From the new November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Spontaneity and new beginnings Editor’s note: As the world experiences a new stage of revolt–from the Arab Spring to Wall Street–and seeks ways to … Continue reading

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Dunayevskaya on Nkrumah, Padmore, and the African Revolutions

Our friends at “Criticism &c.” called our attention to a piece recently posted at the Marxists Internet Archive, thanks to Kevin Michaels: Raya Dunayevskaya on Kwame Nkrumah and George Padmore The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a column by Raya … Continue reading

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Subjects of revolution: theory/practice

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Letter to the youth Subjects of revolution: theory/practice Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Jan. 15, 1971, letter to Will Stein and other young revolutionaries in … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views (March-April 2011)

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views THE MIDDLE EAST EXPLODES: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER? The Middle East events are bringing lots of people to talk about 1979 as well as the 2009 movements in Iran. I … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Alan/Allen Willis

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: John Alan/Allen Willis Allen Willis/John Alan–who would have been 95 on June 10 this year–died quietly on Feb. 23 in Oakland, California. The near-century of his life was filled with thoughts … Continue reading

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