Marx and Engels: Political and Historical Works, Part 1
September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019
Wednesdays, September 18- December 11, 7-9pm.
Marx and Engels are perhaps best known for their economic, historical and general theoretical writings: Capital, The Communist Manifesto, the Grundrisse. But the founders of modern socialism were also revolutionary combatants, deeply engaged–practically and journalistically–in the major events of their day. This three-semester course aims to take a closer look at their specifically political writings–about the American Civil War, the Paris Commune, the Russian and Irish questions, and more besides. We will be guided in this three-semester-long study by Marx’s Theory of Revolution, a five-volume exploration of Marx’s political thought–the magnum opus of the authoritative Marxist scholar, Hal Draper. Beginners are welcome, and even long-time Marxists may learn a thing or two and be surprised by some of what they discover in these all-too-seldom read works.
Please register via the Marxist Education Project here. All fees are sliding scale. No one is denied participation for inability to pay.