Peter Hudis

Peter Hudis has written widely on Marxist theory and contemporary politics and is the author of Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, and Frantz Fanon: Philosopher on the Barricades. He is General Editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg (three volumes have appeared so far).

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Peter Hudis

Why Humanism Matters in the Fight Against Capital

Summary: The dehumanization inherent in the US government’s tearing of migrant children from their families is rooted in the alienated logic of capital, which reduces creative to abstract labor. It is…

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Summary: The dehumanization inherent in the US government’s tearing of migrant children from their families is rooted in the alienated logic of capital, which reduces creative to abstract labor. It is also connected to the young Marx’s notion that gender relations are the measure of our humanity. Presented at panel on “Revitalizing Revolutionary Theory and Practice,” Loyola University Chicago, July 13, 2018. A slightly different version appeared in New Politics Online — Editors

Peter Hudis

Racism and the Logic of Capitalism: A Fanonion Reconsideration

Summary: An examination of Frantz Fanon’s writings helps us to transcend one-sided class-reductionist analyses and equally one-sided affirmations of identity that bypass or ignore class. First appeare…

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Summary: An examination of Frantz Fanon’s writings helps us to transcend one-sided class-reductionist analyses and equally one-sided affirmations of identity that bypass or ignore class. First appeared in Historical Materialism 20:2 (2018) –Editors

Peter Hudis,
Lalan

India: A Dialog with a Worker on the Future of Marxism

Summary: This article was originally published in English on Feb. 7, 2018 in the International Marxist-Humanist, here: https://www.imhojournal.org/articles/india-dialog-worker-future-marxism/ The Turk…

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Summary: This article was originally published in English on Feb. 7, 2018 in the International Marxist-Humanist, here: https://www.imhojournal.org/articles/india-dialog-worker-future-marxism/ The Turkish version appeared in Özgürlük, April 18, 2018.

Peter Hudis

The Vision of the New Society in Marx’s Capital

Summary: Discusses commodity fetishism vs. communism, socially necessary labor time vs. free/creative labor. Includes responses to critiques of Marx by Silvia Federici (on gender) and Endnotes (on com…

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Summary: Discusses commodity fetishism vs. communism, socially necessary labor time vs. free/creative labor. Includes responses to critiques of Marx by Silvia Federici (on gender) and Endnotes (on communism). Originally appeared in Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture 17:1 (Winter 2018)  — Editors

Peter Hudis,
Lalan

India: A Dialog With a Worker on the Future of Marxism

Summary: Lalan Kishor Singh, a production worker in Nagpur, India, recently raised vital questions in an open letter on the relation of workers and intellectuals, the failures of established socialism…

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Summary: Lalan Kishor Singh, a production worker in Nagpur, India, recently raised vital questions in an open letter on the relation of workers and intellectuals, the failures of established socialism and communism, and the future of Marxism. A response follows by Peter Hudis, who visited Nagpur in November, followed by Singh’s reply. Arvind Ghosh has translated Singh from Hindi — Editors.Turkish Translation

Peter Hudis

{video} Never Letting Go of Humanism: Rosa Luxembourg’s Critique of the 1917 Russian Revolution

Summary: Keynote address to conference on “The 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution,” Athens, Greece  — Editors

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Summary: Keynote address to conference on “The 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution,” Athens, Greece  — Editors

Mohsen Abdelmoumen,
Peter Hudis

La conscience de la non-viabilité du capitalisme augmente chaque jour qui passe

Summary: This article was originally published in English on August 22, 2017 in the American Herald Tribune.  The French version was published in Algérie Résistance and can be located HERE –Editors

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Summary: This article was originally published in English on August 22, 2017 in the American Herald Tribune.  The French version was published in Algérie Résistance and can be located HERE –Editors

Mohsen Abdelmoumen,
Peter Hudis

Awareness of the Non-Viability of Capitalism Grows by the Day

Summary: Mohsen Adbelmoumen interviews Peter Hudis on contemporary working class struggles, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the role that activists and theorists can play in envisioning alternatives…

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Summary: Mohsen Adbelmoumen interviews Peter Hudis on contemporary working class struggles, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the role that activists and theorists can play in envisioning alternatives to capitalism, and the significance of Frantz Fanon’s thought for ongoing struggles against racism. First appeared in American Herald Tribune (7800w) – Editors

Ian Angus,
Peter Hudis,
Paul Kellogg

Debate on Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

Summary: Two reviews of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (2012) by Ian Angus and Paul Kellogg, with a response by the author, Peter Hudis.  This article was originally published in Soci…

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Summary: Two reviews of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (2012) by Ian Angus and Paul Kellogg, with a response by the author, Peter Hudis.  This article was originally published in Socialist Studies/Études socialistes, Vol. 11:1, Winter 2016 –Editors