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Bill Martin @ Revolution Books
Date Sunday October 02
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way at Telegraph (under the Sather Gate P-lot) in Berkeley

Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorReiko Redmonde
Author Bill Martin at Revolution Books

Marxism and the Call of the Future: Conversations on Ethics, History, and Politics

Bill Martin discusses the book he coauthored with Bob Avakian.

Sunday October 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way at Telegraph (under the Sather Gate P-lot) in Berkeley

From the back cover of Marxism and the Call of the Future:

Bill Martin is a radical professor of philosophy and maverick social theorist. Bob Avakian is a visionary communist thinker and revolutionary leader. They both reject the fashionable claim that the "triumph" of capitalism forecloses the possibility of radical change.

These lively conversations between Avakian and Martin probe a wide range of issues: the place of ethics in politics; the Maoist experience in China; sustainable agriculture and today’s lopsided economic development; the post-9/11 agenda of the U.S. ruling class; Marxism and homosexuality; secularism and religion; and animal rights. A major theme running through this dialogue is the relationship between materialism and ethics.

"At this dark time in the history of our country and of the world, we need some new conversations about Marx and the socialist tradition – conversations free of dogmatism, open to ideas from all sides, but oriented in a progressive direction and eager to learn from thinking critically within the Marxist tradition. This book provides us with one model of what those kinds of conversations can be like."

–Allen W. Wood, author of Karl Marx and Kant’s Ethical Thought

From the forward by Slavoj Zizek, author of Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle and the Sublime Object of Ideology

" important that it should stand on the shelf of everyone who cares about the destiny of the political Left...marks the beginning of a new approach."

For more information please call 510.848.1196

Reiko Redmonde, Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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