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In this classic exposition of Marxist thought, Raya Dunayevskaya, with clarity and great insight, traces the development and explains the. Marxism and Freedom: from Until Today is a book by the philosopher and activist Raya Dunayevskaya, the first volume of her ‘Trilogy of Revolution’. Marxism and Freedom has 31 ratings and 4 reviews. Paul said: I read Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom on the heels of a voluminous Selected Writin.

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Objectively, sections of both the capitalist class and the proletariat were united in resisting automation. Jul 31, Paul Crider rated it liked it Shelves: They have destroyed all the old categories; they have no belief in the rationality either of the economic or political order.

She pointed to the Uprising of in East Germany and the Hungarian Revolution as more than dumayevskaya against Communism, because they based themselves on Marx’s Humanism. Consequently none of the Marxists for the past half century have understood Marx!!

Progress Publishers,p. Later editions added critical analyses of Mao Zedong and his Cultural Revolution. No Mean Fredom London: Marxist-Humanist organizational efforts in Britain were not, however, totally without success. Stay in Touch Sign up. She sees in them expressions of working-class self-determination yet overlooks the striving for racial equality within the existing social system.

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He left the party in the early s and, although by this time into his sixties, returned to work in the shipyards. New York Review of BooksDec 17, Total dehumanization of the latter is the prerequisite. Whatever his economic arguments about the xunayevskaya theory of value, and the division of labor, and alienation all of which I find dubiousMarx was centrally concerned abou I read Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom on the heels of a voluminous “Selected Writings” of Marx.


It is a bizarre irony to me that this kind of shoehorning of different sources is supposedly in service of demolishing the separation between intellectual and manual labor, since I take her to be abusing this very intellectual status and authority rather regularly.

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But the workers have undermined the old. Published inthis is the first expression in book form of Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxist Humanism. The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse debate is of course most relevant dunwyevskaya current concerns over automation and artificial intelligence. Franklin rated it it was amazing Oct 26, John Maclean Society Pamphlet,p. The contrast in the quotations of Marx between the two books was fascinating.

As Dunaysvskaya Carney, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. Billy rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Dunayevskaya analyzed the latter struggles as marxismm “historic contributions” to Marx’s thinking, especially in the structure and content of his major theoretical work Capital.

Michel Ibarra rated it liked it Jul 03, Still, thought-provoking stuff, and her most accessible work. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. To ask other readers questions about Marxism and Freedomplease sign up.


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Among those who argued for separating Marx into two distinct thinkers – one young and idealistic and the other mature and scientific – were Soviet theoreticians.

From Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya. As Dunayevskaya puts it: She felt a false division had been made between the ” young Marx ” ofand the ” mature Marx ” of Ddunayevskaya.

Not freesom with the British Trotskyist, Cliff Slaughter, whose critique took the form of a pamphlet, Lenin on Dialecticspublished in Erik rated it it was amazing Feb 17, And the suspicion grows as one reads that she has an entirely idealised view of that class.

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As someone still relatively unread in socialist literature, I learned from this book that central planning is not a necessary component of socialism, and indeed stands in contradiction to socialist values, at least for some varieties of socialism. Looking for More Great Reads?

Marxism and Freedom left a lot of unfinished business, which Dunayevskaya was up to taking on in later years.