Author Archives: neil
Prabhat Patnaik’s opening remarks: What framework is needed to understand land acquisition in India? In Marx’s analysis of older, pre-capitalist communities, land acquisition involved the dispossession of the primitive community and their re-absorption as individuals into the proletariat class. This … Continue reading
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at 4:00pm, Room 5109. We will meet with Prabhat Patnaik to discuss economic recession and the world food crisis. All are welcome to attend. For a copy of the pre-circulated … Continue reading
Comrades, Our first meeting of the semester will tackle the Poulanztas-Miliband debate. Tuesday, February 21 @ 6:30pm at Slattery’s. The four readings are: Nicos Poulantzas, “The Problem of the Capitalist State,” New Left Review 1969. Ralph Miliband, “The Capitalist State: … Continue reading
Comrades, Our final meeting of the semester is on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm @ Slattery’s. We will discuss two political writings from Marx: The Civil War in France (section on Paris Commune) The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (extract … Continue reading
Meeting with Stanley Aronowitz Readings: How Class Works and Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered These notes are meant to flesh out some of what we discussed with Professor Aronowitz, as well as some of the key ideas that emerge from … Continue reading
In our next meeting, we will discuss class formation and theories of the state with Stanley Aronowitz. Monday, November 7, 2011 @ 6:30pm Room 6107 The two readings he has suggested are: How Class Works Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered … Continue reading
Our next meeting will be on: Lenin’s State and Revolution Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30pm at Slattery’s. See you there!
Reading: Giovanni Arrighi’s The Geometry of Imperialism: The Limits of Hobson’s Paradigm These notes are meant to expand on a couple points and raise some questions that came up during the discussion on Arrighi’s work clarifying Lenin and Hobson on … Continue reading
Some notes on our last meeting… comments, amendments, and additions are welcome! Notes from Marxist Reading Group on Sept 20th, 2011 Readings: Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism Panitch and Gindin, Capitalist Crises and the Crisis This Time In … Continue reading
Reading: Giovanni Arrighi, The Geometry of Imperialism Tuesday, October 4 @ 6:30pm at room 6107.