Introduction to Marxism

DSA On-Line Virtual “Socialist School” Course 

The course will be 1.5 hours during the 7 – 10 PM EST slot on Feb 24, Mar 24, April 28 and May 26. 

There will be either one or two sessions each night, depending on the number of members who sign up. Sign up deadline is Feb 17.

“A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Karl Marx”    

Co-facilitators: Joe Schwartz, DSA Vice Ch, and Jared Abbott, Ch DSA Strategy Comm. 

Open to all DSA and YDS members relatively new to Marx.  This will be a virtual discussion group.   

 In this period of continuing global economic crises, the question of an alternative to capitalism is increasingly being asked.   Marx’s analysis of the workings of capitalism as a system provides a basis for thinking about both the political economy in which we live and act and the possibilities of change.  

This 4 session mini-course is designed to help socialists’ link theory with day to day activity.  We will cover a manageable selection of Marx’s reading – and signing up for the course means committing to doing these readings.  

All of the readings are from Robt Tucker's The Marx-Engels Reader, 2nd edition.  You can buy this book at low cost or you can download from the web here:

Space is limited: deadline for signing up is Feb 17.  Sign up sooner rather than later – but make the commitment to do all 4 sessions.

 When you register for the course, you will receive a list of readings.

February 24, 2015 at 7pm - 10pm
DSA's Introduction to the Thought of Karl Marx
Joseph Schwartz
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Oh my god. you filthy commies!
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Want to do it even though I’m signing late. Maybe you can do two sessions. I’m not a stranger to Marxism, having been a subscriber to the Monthly Review for at least 16 years and am reading Ernst Fischer’s HOW TO READ KARL MARX (Monthly Review Press, 1996), but I would like to audit the course, nevertheless, and be able to ask questions. I was dismayed by Chomsky’s put-downs in THE INDISPENSABLE CHOMSKY under the subsection “Marxism”, although I understand Marx himself sayng “I am not a Marxist.”
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looking forward to this event with excitement, I am….
never too old to learn…Observer Jules
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Not sure, I am not a Marxist so I’m not sure I would fit in.
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