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  • A Marxist History of the World part 22: Arabs, Persians, and Byzantines

    Islamic preachingThis week Neil Faulkner describes the rise and explosive spread of the third great monotheistic religion, where compassion, charity, and protection became moral imperatives - Islam.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 21: Huns, Goths, and Romans

    Attila the HunNeil Faulkner charts the transformation of the Huns from tribal nomads into continent-straddling militarists.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    Jewish resistance coinNeil Faulkner examines how the three great monotheistic religions produced by the contradictions of the ancient world owed their extraordinary power to their origins in the myths and rituals of the oppressed.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 19: Mother-goddesses and power-deities

    klytemnestraNeil Faulkner looks at how the growth of private property altered the position of women - from occupying a central role in society to suffering what Engels called ‘the world historic defeat of the female sex’.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 18: The Crisis of Late Antiquity

    Germanic InvadersNeil Faulkner explains how the Roman Empire entered its terminal crisis as its military imperialism came up against geographical, economic, and sociological barriers to expansion.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 17: The Roman Revolution

    Octavian AugustusNeil Faulkner looks at the Roman Revolution - a complex, distorted, century-long process of class struggle.

  • Marx’s Capital by Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho

    drawing of MarxBen Fine & Alfredo Saad-Filho’s book has been described as one of the finest introductions to Marx’s classic critique of political economy. Pluto Press has now produced an updated fifth edition.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 16: Roman Military Imperialism

    Brutus the liberatorRome represented a unique fusion of Greek-style citizenship with Macedonian-style militarism. The result was the most dynamic imperialist state in the ancient world.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 15: The Macedonian Empire

    Alexander the GreatNeil Faulkner looks at the defeat of the democratic empire centred around Athens in a protracted counter-revolution led by Greek aristocrats, Macedonian kings, and Roman viceroys.

  • Arguing Socialism

    book coversThe crisis that burst upon the world in 2007 undermined neo-liberal ideology and created a new audience for socialist ideas. Dominic Alexander looks at three books that attempt to address the new possibilities for socialists.

  • Marxist economics made a little easier

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  • A Marxist History of the World part 14: The Greek Democratic Revolution

    PericlesNeil Faulkner looks at the radical participatory democracy which began in Athens between 510 and 506 BCE and spread to virtually every city-state in the Aegean.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 13: China: the Ch’in Empire

    Shih Huang-tiNeil Faulkner looks at the origins of the Ch'in Empire - short-lived, created by conquest and terror and characterised by extreme centralisation, military-style exploitation, and murderous repression.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 12: India: the Mauryan Empire

    War ElephantsNeil Faulkner looks at the growth of the Mauryan Empire which at its zenith encompassed almost the whole of what is today India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

  • Marx reloaded: a thinker for turbulent times

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  • A Marxist History of the World Part 11: Western Asia: the Persian Empire

    Cryus the GreatNeil Faulkner looks at the centuries following 1000 BCE when the scale of civilisation and empire exploded as the productivity of iron tools boosted the surpluses available to Iron Age empire-builders.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 10: Men of Iron

    Iron Age farmThe constant rise and fall of Bronze age societies was a product of their wasteful, crisis ridden nature. But in the barbarian periphery around 1300 BCE an industrial revolution had begun that was to transform the world.

  • Socialism from below: Trotsky's revolutionary life

    Leon Trotsky died on 21 August 1940, killed by a Stalinist agent. In 1917 he had been second only to Lenin as a leading figure in the Russian revolutionary movement. In October 1917 he was the main organiser of the insurrection which enabled the Russian working class to overthrow the state.

    Trotsky was tremendously talented and had many strengths. He wrote, with outstanding perception, across a wide range of topics; he was a powerful orator, important marxist theoretician and immensely capable political organiser. Trotsky also demonstrated great personal commitment and courage in his continued defiance of Stalin, suffering expulsion from his party, exile from his country and the killings of several of his family before finally being assassinated himself.

    He adhered to his revolutionary socialist ideas and principles to the end, despite being personally persecuted and politically marginalised, and dedicated himself to keeping alive the authentic tradition of socialism from below and internationalism. He was helped in this by his gift for brilliant clarity of political analysis, and also his fidelity to the ideas which had guided him and his fellow revolutionaries in more favourable times.

    Read the rest of my brief introduction to Trotsky (plus an excellent chapter, on the insurrection of October 1917, from his 'Lessons of October') HERE.

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  • Trotsky: The Lessons of October | 70th Anniversary

    On the 70th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky, a leading figure in the 1917 Russian revolution, Alex Snowdon introduces a key chapter from the radical book "The Lessons of October".

  • A united front against the cuts?

    I've written a short introduction to an important concept in left-wing political strategy: 'Socialists and the united front', now up at Counterfire. I've limited myself to the emergence of united front strategy in the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917, rather than attempting a sweeping history of its application over nearly a century.

    My own little contribution was designed to accompany a very illuminating archive piece already on the site: The united front and the Comintern by Duncan Hallas. My article hopefully provides the context needed to fully comprehend the landmark events Hallas wrote about.

    It is also, however, prompted by a particular contemporary development: the emerging Coalition of Resistance is, like most examples of united fronts since the mid-1920s, a small-scale operation (at least for now) compared with the socially convulsive movements of the Comintern era. It is, nevertheless, an example of tapping into a widespread desire for broad unity in the working class to develop an active coalition on the central political issue of our times.

    For revolutionaries, like me, this means working with people who largely accept reformist ideas and solutions. Unfortunately we revolutionaries are much smaller in number than the major Communist movements of 90 years ago, but the principles remain the same.

    The urgent priority for everyone now is to forge broad opposition to the savage cuts pursued by the ConDem coalition. It would be sectarian for revolutionaries to remain aloof from a project designed to increase co-ordination and effectiveness of our campaigning, or to limit themselves to their own established, narrow front operations.  

    It would also, though, be a mistake to simply tail-end larger forces, like the Labour Party or the TUC, in the misguided belief that such timidity and caution is a necessary part of unity. If we wait for them to act, we could be waiting a long time.

    It is necessary for revolutionary socialists to work with others, typically on the political left, who also embrace the need for decisive action and a dynamic response - who are willing to show a little flair and initiative. Those who do not lead are destined to follow, lagging behind instead of shaping events.

    For Lenin and Trotsky there was, as Duncan Hallas explained, a simultaneous need to build revolutionary organisation, and expand the influence of radical anti-capitalist ideas articulating opposition to the system as a whole and advocating socialist alternatives. It isn't a choice between broad campaigns or socialist argument - instead, the 'battle of ideas' takes place in the context of developing activism and resistance with people influenced by reformist ideas.

    This remains true today. The growing opposition to austerity will provide revolutionary socialists, in organisations like Counterfire, opportunities to unite with others in common struggle - and, at one and the same time, creates an audience for discussions about how we abolish economic crisis, inequality and injustice once and for all.

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  • How History Happens: A Marxist History of the World part 9

    Egyptian priestThe complex societies that emerged from the division of society into classes also created societies that were wasteful, violent, stagnant and crisis prone. Understanding why is the key to how history happens argues Neil Faulkner.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 8: Crisis in the Bronze Age

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    Why did Bronze Age empires rise and fall amid crisis and war? And why did this contradictory social form simply replicate itself over long periods of time? Neil Faulkner looks at the evidence.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 7: The Spread of Civilisation

    Sargon of AkkadThis week Neil Faulkner looks at the spread and development of ancient city civilisations around the world, each governed by a new ruling class of priests, city-governors and war-leaders.

  • Sumit Sarkar - Marxian Social History of Modern India

    Sumit SarkarSumit Sarkar is one of the foremost historians of modern India. In this video he introduces his paper Writing a Marxian Social History of Modern India: Problems and Prospects which is presented by his wife Tanika Sarkar .

  • Sumit Sarkar - Writing a Marxian Social History of Modern India: Problems and Prospects

    Video produced by www.counterfire.org Organised by Xenos - Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London and co-sponsored by Historical Materialism journal Sumit Sarkar is one of the foremost historians of modern India. His books include Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, 1903-8 (1973), Modern India (1989), Writing Social History (1998) and, most recently, Beyond Nationalist Frames Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism, History (2002). He was a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Group, as well as one of its most important critics. In this video Sumit Sarkar introduces his paper which is presented by his daughter Tanika Sarkar
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  • Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach

    Ernst FischerIn this classic work the veteran Austrian communist Ernst Fischer set himself what might seem an impossible task, to provide a Marxist analysis of not just visual art, but literature and music also, from their very origins to the present.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 6: The First Ruling Class

    the City Governor of Lagash - head of a new ruling class.This week Neil Faulkner looks at the rise of the first ruling classes as the surplus created through the increasing productivity of human labour allowed a section of society to live without producing.

  • A Marxist History of the World part 5: The Rise of the Specialists

    Mother and Child Papua New GuineaThe Early Neolithic economy was doomed by insoluble contradictions. Technique was primitive and wasteful. Society lacked reserves against natural disaster and hard times. Virgin land ran out as old fields were exhausted and populations grew.

  • Lukacs after Leninism

    A photograph of Lukács, Hungarian People's Commissar for Food in the Hungarian revolutionary government, 1919.

    Georg Lukacs was arguably the most important Marxist political philosopher since Marx. His theoretical work is a vital reference point in the 20th century revolutionary tradition

  • Counterforum: Lenin & Lukacs

    Lukacs Video from this month's Counterforum which examined the role of two leading Marxist revolutionaries.

  • Lukacs' contribution to Marxism | Chris Nineham | Counterforum 19 June

    Organised and produced by www.counterfire.org Counterforum looks at the role of two leading Marxist revolutionaries, Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Party and the architect of the Russian revolution. He remains the foremost Marxist theorist of political organisation. Georg Lukacs is the greatest Marxist philosopher since Marx. But he was also an active revolutionary - a commissar in the Hungarian Workers Republic of 1919. Together the writings of Lenin and Lukacs are a unique inheritance for activists today. Chris Nineham examines Lukacs unique contribution to our understanding of class consciousness and the role of political organisation in social change.
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  • A Marxist History of the World Part 4: The origins of War and Religion

    Native  American Blackfoot priest

    This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.

  • Lenin's theory of political organisation | Elaine Graham-Leigh | Counterforum 19 June

  • Leon Trotsky on the United Front - 1922

    Leon Trotsky in SiberiaText of a speech delivered by Trotsky to French Communists during the debates in the Communist International on the question of the united front.

  • A Marxist History of the World Part 3: The Neolithic Revolution

    Neolithic revolutionIn part three of Neil Faulkner's Marxist history series he reveals how the advent of farming lead to primitive communistic societies who through land depletion and scarcity of resources would be forced into global war.

  • A Marxist History of the World | Part 2: The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution

    Homo sapiensIn the second of his regular series Neil Faulkner reveals the incredible innovation and adaptability of our ancient ancestors, their unique combination of language and imagination and how cultures formed to fit the different environments in which early societies lived and worked.

  • A Marxist History of the World | Part 1: The Hominid Revolution

    LucyIn the first of a regular series, Neil Faulkner charts the evolutionary development of modern day humans from primitive apes to socially co-operative human beings.

  • Lukács, Lenin, the vanguard party and the working class

    V.I.LeninIt is the Russian Revolution and its achievements that gives Lenin his place in history. But it is also the degradation of the original revolutionary spirit under Stalinism that largely accounts for Lenin's poor reputation, even on the left.

  • Duncan Hallas: The Comintern and the united front

    Futurist imageWriting in 1975, revolutionary socialist Duncan Hallas stressed the need for what is often called the united front method.

  • Cyberspace Lenin: Update on Clare Solomons deletion from facebook

    I set up new fb profile and this has also been disabled. So has
    Mutiny's. This is now more than a coincidence or glitch.

    I was asked to enter security words to prove I am a human and here is
    what I was provided with:

  • Marx Quiz

    Here's a brief true-false quiz about Marx's theory of value. This is to advertise my video series "The Law of Value" which will be appearing, one video at a time, over the next several months. Full text at: kapitalism101.wordpress.com
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  • Marxist analysis of the internet: read up b4 coming to my session...

    I have taken this straight from Counterfire.   
    We have posted this as a way to get people thinking about the various issues that are usually not considered with the internet. Read up before coming to my session on the internet - does anyone fancy helping to co-facilitate using Hoot suite or Scribble Live? (or something similar)

    Christian Fuchs analyses thecomplexities of the relationship between the internet, revolutionarytheory and the struggle for socialism.

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    Doesthe Internet mainly harm or advance socialist emancipation? Does itmainly destabilize or stabilize capitalism and exploitation? In myview, these questions are incorrectly asked and imply one-sided answers.Thetask for a critical analysis of the role of media and technology incapitalism is to conceive these phenomena as dialectical andantagonistic.
    Neither neo-Luddism nor techno-utopianism areadequate left-wing reactions to the fact that digital media to acertain extent shape the ways we work, live, communicate, act, andthink.
    The Marxian notion of the antagonism between theproductive forces and the relations of production is helpful foranalyzing the role of knowledge and the media in contemporarycapitalism in a more complex manner.
    Marx formulated thisantagonism in the following words: “The contradiction between thegeneral social power into which capital develops, on the one hand, andthe private power of the individual capitalists over these socialconditions of production, on the other, becomes ever moreirreconcilable, and yet contains the solution of the problem, becauseit implies at the same time the transformation of the conditions ofproduction into general, common, social, conditions”.
    In one ofthe most well-known passages of his works, Marx says that the “materialconditions for the existence” of “new superior relations of production”mature “within the framework of the old society” and that the“productive forces developing within bourgeois society create also thematerial conditions for a solution of this antagonism”.
    Informationsystems and knowledge in production are economic factors that influenceand enable the creation of knowledge goods and services that are soldas commodities.
    On the Internet, knowledge is commodified inseveral ways: it is either directly sold as commodity (you for examplepay for downloading music on iTunes) or is provided for free bycompanies in order to attract a large number of users to platforms sothat the users can be commodified and sold as a user/prosumer commodityto advertising clients.
    This shows that within capitalistsociety, knowledge and information systems are subsumed under thecapitalist relations of production. But this fact does not allow theconclusion that technologies and media in general are only means ofexploitation and means for the production of relative surplus value. Itis due to three specific characteristics of information networks thatnetworked productive forces come in contradiction with the capitalistrelations of:
    1. Information as a strategiceconomic resource is globally produced and diffused by networks. It isa good that is hard to control in single places or by single owners.
    2. Informationis intangible. It can easily be copied, which results in multipleownerships and hence undermines individual private property.
    3. Theessence of networks is that they strive for establishing connections.Networks are in essence a negation of individual ownership and theatomism of capitalism.
    The specific antagonism of networkedinformation systems (such as the Internet) is that they at the sametime have the potential to threaten and reproduce private property andcapitalist class relations. The openness, connectivity,communicability, co-operation, and sociality supported by the Interneton the one hand makes information a good that can easily be madeavailable without payment.
    Legal mechanisms (intellectualproperty rights, privacy statements, terms of use) and onlineadvertising strategies on the other hand enable companies tocriminalize information sharing and to accumulate capital by opening upplatforms without payment to users, setting advertising rates accordingto the attracted amount of users, storing, analyzing, assessing, andselling user data and usage behaviour data to advertising clients(economic surveillance).
    The Internet in capitalist society istherefore highly antagonistic. It is an expression of networkedproductive forces that anticipate the idea of a co-operativeparticipatory economy, in which the means of production orco-operatively controlled by the immediate producers. The Internet istherefore also, but not only, a Keimform (germ cell) of communism.
    Butthe very principles of networking, openness, decentralization that areat the heart of the Internet are also principles that enable newaccumulation strategies. The Internet opens up and closes downpossibilities for communism at the same time.
    This analysis castdoubts on the assumption that political action can operate outside ofantagonisms. It implies that progressive politics are, at least as longas we live in a capitalist society, in most instances antagonisticthemselves. Given the antagonistic Internet, what can socialist netpolitics look like?
    Communism most likely will not arrivetomorrow, it is not knocking on our doors in the current time of globalcrisis. This is at least what can be observed by the reactions of mostcitizens to the fact that capital has once again shipwrecked and hasbeen saved by states with the help of taxpayers’ money.
    Thereaction has not been a wave of mass protests, but a shift towards thepolitical right in many countries and a wait-see-hope-attitude inothers (let’s wait until the crisis is over, let’s see if I will beaffected, let’s hope that not I, but others will be damaged).
    Thisshows that dreaming of revolution is today rather utopian - it is onlyan idea that has no mass support. A politics of radical reformism isneeded that aims at changing the institutions in such a way thatcritical action can become more likely.
    For net politics thismeans that the likelihood that the antagonism between the networkedproductive forces and the relations of production will havepredominantly socialist and not capitalist effects can only beincreased by left wing political actions, both in parliament, civilsociety, and as a combination of both. Elements of socialist netpolitics could for example include:
    • the legalization of file sharing
    • the introduction of a guaranteed basic income for cultural producers, financed by increasing capital taxation
    • state subsidies for non-commercial, advertising-free, non-profit Internet projects
    • theintroduction of the legal requirement that commercial Internet platformproviders operate based on opt-in advertising mechanisms
    • the introduction of an Internet tax on online advertising revenues
    • affirmativeaction mechanisms that increase the visibility of alternative onlinemedia on the Internet, make the existence of these platforms known tothe people, and make the usage of alternative Internet platforms funand attractive
    Many more potential elements of socialistnet politics are imaginable. My argument is that progressive netpolitics require the connection to a movement for the renewal of a truesocial democracy. Such a social democracy cannot be a form of Bliarismor a kind of politics that is brown instead of red. It must recover andrenew its own socialist roots.
    The British elections 2010 willunfortunately not improve the possibilities or realities of socialistpolitics and socialist net politics, it will instead bring more of thesame uniform neoliberal one-dimensionality, disguised and media-hypedas being young, fresh, and dynamic.
    From a socialist perspective,the difference between Cameron, Glegg, and Brown is marginal. Britishneoliberalism will continue after just like before the elections. Andthis does not promise good times for net politics either.
    ChristianFuchs is associate professor at the University of Salzburg and memberof the executive board of the Unified Theory of Information ResearchGroup. His fields of interest are: social theory, critical theory,media and society, information society studies, ICTs and society. He isauthor of more than 120 publications, including “Internet &Society” (Routledge 2008) and “Foundations of Critical Media andInformation Studies” (Routledge 2010). Website:http://fuchs.uti.at,
  • Marxism and the crisis - a strategy for the left

    An image of graph illustrating economic crisis superimposed over one of Marx's face.

    John Rees looks at the left's analysis of the crisis and outlines a strategy for resisting our rulers attempts to make us pay for it

  • "Crisis, Value and Marx's Order of Operations" Brendan Cooney 2 of 3.mov

    Left Forum 2010: "Economics and Politics of the Current Crisis" a panel featuring: Andrew Kliman, Roots of the Economic Crisis: The Persistent Fall in Profitability and Debt Financing Brendan Cooney, Value, Crisis, and Marx's Order of Operations" Anne Jaclard, Do We Have an Uncoupled Economy?
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  • "Crisis, Value and Marx's Order of Operations" Brendan Cooney 1 of 3

    Left Forum 2010: "Economics and Politics of the Current Crisis" a panel featuring: Andrew Kliman, Roots of the Economic Crisis: The Persistent Fall in Profitability and Debt Financing Brendan Cooney, Value, Crisis, and Marx's Order of Operations" Anne Jaclard, Do We Have an Uncoupled Economy?
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  • "Crisis, Value and Marx's Order of Operations" Brendan Cooney 3 of 3.mov

    Left Forum 2010: "Economics and Politics of the Current Crisis" a panel featuring: Andrew Kliman, Roots of the Economic Crisis: The Persistent Fall in Profitability and Debt Financing Brendan Cooney, Value, Crisis, and Marx's Order of Operations" Anne Jaclard, Do We Have an Uncoupled Economy?
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  • Sadism, Nazis and Swedish Trotskyism

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo clipWhat connects these three things? The answer is Stieg Larsson's novel 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. The film version opens in UK cinemas this Friday.

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  • Leninism in the 21st century-welcome to Counterfire

    Well, now the lack of stuff on this blog is explained...we have all been busy beavering away behind the scenes with a brand new project. More details on how to get involved on the front page-sign up for our weekly bulletin which will provide details of how to register for the sight, how to send in articles, videos, photo's etc.

    We look forward to working with you in this brand new way.

    I shamelessly copied the blurb from our news editor's blog The Sauce because, in true internet fashion, we operate on a creative commons licence :-) Thanks Brendan!

    News and theory publication Counterfire was launched today with a plethora of reports and essays focusing on the crisis in capitalism, imperialism and war and popular culture.

    The website is being launched on International Women's Day with a 60 strong team including an investigations team, an industrial unit, arts reviews and peer reviewed publications.



    Lindsey German, author of Material Girls, Women, Sex and Work and convenor of Stop the War said: “We live in a world of growing conflict, crisis and inequality and Counterfire is a much needed new voice calling for fundamental change.”

    Adrian Cousins, editor of the new site, said: “Counterfire includes snappy news articles alongside expert analysis of the most important issues today with original design, photography and video. There is a blog aggregate so those interested in the movements know where to come.”

    John Rees, broadcaster and author, said: “The journalism and analysis on Counterfire will provide a welcome alternative to the discredited and failing policies of the political elite.”

    Elly Badcock, women's officer at SOAS and women's editor, said: “It's fantastic that on the 100th International Women's Day this powerful new site which uses the latest technology is providing a platform for the new feminism of the 21st Century.”



    The site features daily news from the movements including articles on protests, petitions and campaigns alongside theory analysing the economy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and campaigns against the BNP and the English Defence League.

    The site is available at counterfire.org with news being fed through twitter at www.twitter.com/counterfire with a video feed at youtube.com/counterfire. Articles on the site can be reproduced with permission and attribution.

    Launch articles on the site include:

    The Feminist Manifesto for the 21st Century, with video from Saturday's packed meeting at Housmans bookshop by Lindsey German and Nina Power

    Report from Joe Glenton's court martial, from the organiser of the Stop the War protest

    An examination of Gramsci's relevance today
  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 1 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 2 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 3 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 4 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 5 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 6 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 7 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 8 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 9 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Marx and Temporalism- a tutorial 10 of 10

    This is a workshop on the Temporal Single System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx's value theory. It was recorded in November of 2009 at the Rethinking Marxism conference in Amherst Mass. The presenters are Andrew Kliman and Alan Freeman, two of the leading figures in the TSSI. The TSSI aims to show that by viewing Marx's value theory through a temporal lens the claims by Marx's opponents that his value theory is inconsistent are refuted. I have discussed the TSSI in my video "What... TSSI...
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  • Rethinkig Marxism: Andrew Kliman 2 of 2 "Contradictions of Capitalism's Value Production"

    Rethinking Marxism Conference 2009 "Temporal Value Theory in a Moment of Crisis: A Roundtable on the Economic Crisis" with: Andrew Kliman Alan Freeman Radhika Desai David Calnitsky Brendan Cooney This was a great panel which might help viewers understand some of the debates among the left on how to properly understand the crisis. There was a good deal of agreement among the panelists on some issues like the idea that the crisis is more than a financial crisis, and that the theory of the...
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