Peter Hudis

Peter Hudis, PhD (2011) in Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, is Professor of Humanities and Philosophy, Oakton Community College. He has published extensively on Marxist theory and is General Editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg.

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Peter Hudis

The Two-Fold Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

An assessment of Rosa Luxemburg’s life and work on the occasion of the publication of the Rosa Luxemburg Reader.  Among Luxemburg’s concepts discussed are socialist democracy, her critique of Lenin, a…

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An assessment of Rosa Luxemburg’s life and work on the occasion of the publication of the Rosa Luxemburg Reader.  Among Luxemburg’s concepts discussed are socialist democracy, her critique of Lenin, and her analysis of imperialism. Recently Eduardo Galeano has referred to her concept of democracy in a critique of Cuba, while Slavoj Zizek has distorted her critique of Lenin in order to attack her – Editors

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The Death of the Death of the Subject (On Postone)

The movement born from the protest against the World Trade Organisation in Seattle in 1999 has placed new importance on reconstituting a Marxian critique of oppression and alienation that goes beyond…

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What Is New in Today’s Imperialism?

The new form of imperialism eschews direct territorial control and is driven by the tendential decline in the rate of profit.  More than oil, current US imperialism’s militarization creates an image o…

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The new form of imperialism eschews direct territorial control and is driven by the tendential decline in the rate of profit.  More than oil, current US imperialism’s militarization creates an image of power that attracts needed foreign capital, but this is a shaky foundation – Editors

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Repensando la idea de revolución [Rethinking the Idea of Revolution] (On Holloway)

Summary: Originally appeared in Herramienta: debate y crítica marxista. A translation by Mónica Menacho of Hudis’s 2003 critique of John Holloway’s Change the World without Taking Power — Editors

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Summary: Originally appeared in Herramienta: debate y crítica marxista. A translation by Mónica Menacho of Hudis’s 2003 critique of John Holloway’s Change the World without Taking Power — Editors

Peter Hudis

Repensando la idea de revolución

Originally appeared in Herramienta: debate y crítica marxista. A translation by Mónica Menacho of Hudis’s 2003 critique of John Holloway’s Change the World without Taking Power – Editors Repensando la…

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Hegel’s Absolutes and the Crisis of Marxism

A discussion of Hegel’s concept of absolute negativity as ground for Marxist dialectics, in light of the work of Gillian Rose and especially Raya Dunayevskaya, as well as the differing forms of the di…

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A discussion of Hegel’s concept of absolute negativity as ground for Marxist dialectics, in light of the work of Gillian Rose and especially Raya Dunayevskaya, as well as the differing forms of the dialectic found in the writings of Georg Lukacs and Theodor Adorno – Editors

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Rethinking the Idea of Revolution (on Holloway)

Of the many issues facing the effort to rethink the idea of revolution today, few are more vexing than that of state power. Does social revolution center on the political seizure of state power? If it…

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Of the many issues facing the effort to rethink the idea of revolution today, few are more vexing than that of state power. Does social revolution center on the political seizure of state power? If it doesn”t, what must be done instead? Can a revolution transform human relations so fundamentally that we will not again be confronted with a statist bureaucracy after the overthrow of the old?

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Workers as Reason

The traditional perception of the American working class as apolitical or even backward, since it has never built a labour party of its own or embraced Marxist parties in any signicant way, has been C…

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Bush’s War Against Iraq Threatens Global Disaster

What is new today is not that the U.S. is willing to unilaterally invade other countries, but that Bush has declared the right to do so against any country, at any time, at any spot on the globe. Ther…

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What is new today is not that the U.S. is willing to unilaterally invade other countries, but that Bush has declared the right to do so against any country, at any time, at any spot on the globe. There is a growing base for building a movement that is totally opposed to both Bush’s war against Iraq and his effort to plunge this country into permanent military adventurism. Yet to realize this potential it is essential for anti-war activists not to repeat the mistakes of the past by simply projecting a narrow, knee-jerk reaction to U.S. policies. We cannot afford to ignore the crimes of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein just because we oppose Bush. We cannot ignore the suffering of the Kurds just because some of their leaders are being used by the U.S. – Editors