David Black

David Black (born 1950) was brought up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After leaving Middlesex Polytechnic he worked for Roland and Claire Muldoon’s Cartoon Archetypical Slogan Theatre (C.A.S.T.) and later for New Variety. In the 1980s he got into freelance journalism. Since 1999 he has been co-editor of The Hobgoblin – a Journal of Marxist-Humanism . His other books are Acid: A New Secret History of LSDHelen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in Mid-Nineteenth Century England , and The Philosophical Roots of Anti- Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture and Dialectical Thought.

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David Black

On CLR James and Hegel’s Dialectic

Summary: Based on a talk to the ‘No Peace in the Park: Psychedelic Bolshevik Day School’, 17 June 2017, Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield – slightly expanded in light of discussion — Editors

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An ‘Impulse Towards Freedom’: On Paul Mason’s call for a Marxist-Humanist Challenge to Capitalist Automation

Summary: Paul Mason’s essay in the New Statesman for the Marx bicentenary is a ringing endorsement of Raya Dunayevskaya’s interpretation of Marx’s humanism, which raises timely questions for radicals…

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A Revolutionary Betrayed: Review of the Play, ‘Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk’

Summary: A review of the new play,  “Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk,” which has just opened in London — Editors

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The British Crisis and the Corbyn Surge: A Perfect Political Storm in the Making

Summary –British Prime Minister Theresa May, having lost her Parliamentary majority in the June 2017 election, is now grappling with the prospect of national humiliation and economic disaster in the B…

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[Discussion Article] On the Perils of Populism: Brexit, the Left and the EU

Summary: This article is based on a presentation for the 2016 convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization on Philosophic Perspectives on Anti-Capitalism  – Editors

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Syriza’s Stormy Greek Spring: Buying Time by ‘Saving Capitalism from Itself’

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by students. The original, entitled “Syriza’s Stormy Greek Spring: Buying Time by ‘Saving Capitalism from Itself’,” was published in the International…

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Darbare-yeh Rishehha-ye Falsafi-yeh Zedd-e Sarmayehdar

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by and published on the website Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Contra Sohn-Rethel: On the Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitali…

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