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Audio from Socialism 2013 presentation: Be the Change You Want to See?

The audio from my talk at the 2013 Socialism Conference is up. You can check it out in the widget below, or at We Are Many. Advertisements

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Be the Change You Want to See?: A Marxist criticism of prefigurative politics

PREFACE This is the transcript to a talk I gave at the Socialism 2013 Conference in Chicago.  I’m posting this transcript here for those interested–it is similar to, but different from a previous transcript I posted of a local meeting … Continue reading

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This is a shameless plug for this month’s issue of the International Socialist Review which includes a new version of a past post I wrote on Grace Lee Boggs and visionary organizing.  Pick your copy up from your local branch … Continue reading

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Whenever somebody says Marxism is “reductionist.”

I’m like…

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Against “ethical” consumerism; for socialist planning

“The assumption behind consumer activism is that we’re limited to shopping to express our discontent. This is effectively saying the neoclassical economists are right: the economy runs on consumer preferences, not exploitation.  This shifts blame onto individual consumers for the … Continue reading

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Trotsky on “socialist psychology”

  “Many socialist ideologues (ideologues in the bad sense of the word – those who stand everything on its head) speak of preparing the proletariat for socialism in the sense of its being morally regenerated. The proletariat, and even ‘humanity’ … Continue reading

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Can you change yourself to change the world?: On utopias and “prefigurative” politics.

PREFACE:This blog is based on the transcript of a recent talk I gave at a meeting this week.  I made some minor formatting edits, etc., but it more or less reflects what was said during my talk. Therefore, the structure … Continue reading

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