.Karl Marx

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Marxism w/o revolution: Class. I’ve mentioned Erik Olin Wright’s Envisaging Real Utopias a couple of times, and I’ve also been reading David Harvey’s Enigma of Capital and Jerry Cohen’s if You’re an Egalitarian How Come you’re so Rich.

Marxism w/o revolution: Class

In different ways, all these books raise the question: what becomes of Marxism if you abandon belief in the likelihood or desirability of revolution[1]? To give the shorter JQ upfront, there are lots of valuable insights, but there’s a high risk of political paralysis. I plan alliteratively, to organise my points under three headings: Class, Capital and Crisis, and in this post I’ll talk about class The analysis of economics and history in terms of class struggle is the central distinguishing feature of Marxism, and remains essential to any proper understanding. DR_TAD A response (Part 1) Marxism w/o revolution: Crisis. I’m writing series of posts examining the question – what is left of Marxism, as a way to understand the world, and as a way to change it, once it is accepted that capitalism is not going to be overthrown by a working class revolution.

Marxism w/o revolution: Crisis

Last time I talked about class. This post is about crisis. As before, the shorter JQ is “there are lots of valuable insights, but there’s a high risk of political paralysis.” Marxism w/o revolution: Capital. I’ve been writing series of posts examining the question – what is left of Marxism, as a way to understand the world, and as a way to change it, once it is accepted that capitalism is not going to be overthrown by a working class revolution.

Marxism w/o revolution: Capital

The first was about class and the second about crisis. Now for the final instalment: capital. By the way, the first post got translated into Spanish, here. It’s one of the things that I still find stunning about the Internet that things like this can happen. Final timetable released. Economic Manuscripts: Capital Vol. I - Chapter Four. Karl Marx.

Economic Manuscripts: Capital Vol. I - Chapter Four

Capital Volume One Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital.