Marxist-Humanist Initiative                     

Spring 2022


5-session class series on Raya Dunayevskaya’s 1981 book, Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution
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Dates and Topics

April 24:

Dunayevskaya’s May 1981 introduction

Part I, “Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist”

May 8:

Adrienne Rich’s “Foreword” (in 2d ed.)

Part 2, “The Women’s Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason”

May 22:

Dunayevskaya’s Sept. 1981 introduction, “Marxist-Humanism’s Challenge to all Post-Marx Marxists”

Chap. 9, “Marx Discovers a New Continent of Thought and Revolution”

Section 1 of Chap. 10 (on Marx’s Grundrisse)

June 5:

Sections 2 and 3 of Chap. 10 (on significance of French edition of Marx’s Capital)

Chap. 11, “The Philosopher of Permanent Revolution Creates New Ground for Organization”

June 19:

Chap. 12, “The Last Writings of Marx Point a Trail to the 1980s”


Class participants are expected to have read the session’s readings prior to the class session.

April 13, 2022