Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

[Los Angeles] Two Pages from U.S. Radical History: Marx’s Civil War Writings and the Socialist Party in the Era of Eugene Debs

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Venue: Westside Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 101-102, press #22 to get into room, Culver City (LA area)

Sunday, November 23, 2014
6:00-8:30 PM

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building
Culver City (LA area)

Speakers:

  • Kevin Anderson, author of “Marx at the Margins: On Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Non-Western Societies”
  • Robert Paul “Gabe” Gabrielsky, longtime socialist and labor activist

This meeting will focus on two pages in U.S radical history, each with great relevance for today: (1) In light of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Kevin Anderson will take up Marx’s Civil War writings in terms of race, class, democracy, and revolution. (2) Gabe Gabrielsky will focus on Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party, one of high points of labor and socialist organization in U.S. history.

Background readings for those interested:

  • Kevin suggests Ch. 3 of “Marx at the Margins” or his shorter essay on Marx and the Civil War, or his critique of Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”
  • Gabe suggests the Wikipedia entries for Debs and the Socialist Party of America.

 


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