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Mitch Weerth

December 1, 2000 Length: 2276 words

Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program, 125 Years Later

Karl Marx penned his CRITIQUE OF THE GOTHA PROGRAM 125 years ago. This anniversary, however, is not the main reason to study this document. Rather, the need to seriously grapple with it today is occasioned by our desire to work out an alternative to capital. The question to be posed here is: how can we be convinced, and in turn convince others, that a new society based on a conscious collective effort to reevaluate and satisfy human needs can prevail over the current trampling of humanity and the environment at the service of the self-expansion of value?

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Peter Hudis

October 1, 2000 Length: 1026 words

Revolutionary Educators Contrasted

Review of Peter McLaren, Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution – Editors

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Peter Hudis

April 1, 2000 Length: 2507 words

Can Capital Be Controlled?

Is it possible to ameliorate the debilitating impact of globalization by forcing capital to become democratically accountable? Should we instead be aiming for the ABOLITION of capital? And if we favor the latter, how are we to project this concretely?

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Peter Hudis

March 1, 2000 Length: 94 words

The Dialectical Structure of Marx’s Concept of ‘Revolution in Permanence’

This article argues that while the limitations of Hegel’s political reconciliation with existing reality has long been evident, the depth of Marx’s challenge to capital cannot be fully comprehended, let alone restated for today, without a re-encounter with Marx’s rootedness in and transcendence of Hegel’s concept of absolute negativity. The need to go beyond critiques of private property and the market by projecting ground for the negation of capital creates a compulsion to return to Hegel at his most ‘abstract’ level — the Absolute.

This article originally appeared in Capital & Class, No. 70, Spring 2000

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Peter Hudis

January 1, 2000 Length: 1143 words

Chomsky Ignores Lessons of Wars on Kosovo

Marxist Humanism’s review of Chomsky’s book on the war in Kosovo, in which they criticise him for failing to make enough of Milosevic’s crimes.

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January 1, 2000 Length: 999 words

A new unifying principle for the 21st century

Captains of industry sweated as they waited for computer clocks to roll over to the 21st century, a symbol of the social contradictions besetting capitalism.

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Peter Hudis

January 1, 1997 Length: 36 words

Conceptualizing an Emancipatory Alternative (On Meszaros)

This critique of Istvan Meszaros’s Beyond Capital (1995) interrogates Meszaros’s relationship to Lukács and to Hegel and Marx, while discussing the possibility of an emancipatory alternative to capitalism.

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