Commemorating Raya Dunayevskaya, 1910-1987:
Founder of Marxist-Humanism

by Travis Blute

Last month (9 June) marked the 30th anniversary of the death of Raya Dunayevskaya––possibly the greatest, but certainly one of the great, revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century. That is a big claim for a century that included Lenin, Trotsky and many other Marxists who were political giants with huge influence on the course of events in the last century. Dunayevskaya’s reputation does not match those of these leading figures, but I would suggest it deserves to do so––not for the sake of posterity, but as a basis in thought on which to work to overcome capitalism today. She produced four books, hundreds of articles and thousands of pages of archives. I am only going to touch on a small part of her work, concentrating on the early development of her philosophy which became Marxist-Humanism.

Dunayevskaya was born Rae Spiegel in 1910, in what is today’s Ukraine, then part of Russia. She emigrated with her family to the U.S. as a young girl. Read More

Moseley’s Method of Debate: a comment from a Belgian Marxist youth

by Roel van de Pol

For some time, I have been posting comments in With Sober Senses on the debate between Fred Moseley and Andrew Kliman around Moseley’s interpretation of Marx’s value theory.[1] Before continuing to participate in this debate, I would like to draw attention to the tactics that Moseley has recently been employing. It is important that observers and participants should notice the problems they present.
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All Value-Form, No Value-Substance: Comments on Moseley’s New Book, Part 13

by Andrew Kliman

Here is the thirteenth installment of “All Value-Form, No Value-Substance,” the series of comments I’m writing on Fred Moseley’s new book, Money and Totality: A Macro-Monetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital and the End of the “Transformation Problem.” It responds to part of Moseley’s reply to the twelfth installment. Read More

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