David Black

David Black is the author of Helen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in Mid-Nineteenth Century England, of The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture and Dialectical Thought, and the coauthor of 1839: The Chartist Insurrection.

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David Black

‘Another Language’ – How Walt Whitman’s Poetry Came to England

Summary: Walt Whitman’s poetry was first published outside the United States in 1850 by the most radical tendency of the English Chartist movement who embraced the ideas of Karl Marx – Editors

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David Black

Israel’s Murderous War on the Palestinians Exposes US ‘Normalization’ of the Middle East

Summary: Israel’s brutal war against Palestinians, including the pogroms in Israeli cities, in the context of US imperial machinations – Editors

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Uses and Abuses of the Paris Commune: the Extraordinary Story of Adrien Lejeune, the Last Communard

Summary: On the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, David Black reviews Gavin Bowd’s book on Adrien Lejeune, the Last Communard – Editors.

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David Black,
Kieran Durkin,
Karel Ludenhoff,
Paul Mason,
Alessandra Spano

[Video] Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism

Get to know Raya Dunayevskaya’s brand of intersectional Marxism at this book launch event sponsored by the IMHO. Recorded on February 17, 2021. Speakers: Paul Mason, Alessandra Spano, Karel Ludenhoff,…

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David Black

Commemorating Helen Macfarlane (1818-60): Slavery, Abolitionism and the Roots of Scottish Marxism

Summary: A recent BBC television documentary, Slavery: Scotland’s Hidden Shame, calls to mind the writings of the Scottish Chartist, Helen Macfarlane – born 200 years ago. — Editors

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David Black

Sixty Years of Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom: Then and Now

Summary: On the book’s reception at the time of its publication by intellectuals like Alasdair MacIntyre and Paul Mattick, as well as labor activists like Harry McShane and Sheila Leslie; its impact o…

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David Black

On CLR James and Hegel’s Dialectic

Summary: Based on a talk to the ‘No Peace in the Park: Psychedelic Bolshevik Day School’, 17 June 2017, Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield – slightly expanded in light of discussion — Editors

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An ‘Impulse Towards Freedom’: On Paul Mason’s call for a Marxist-Humanist Challenge to Capitalist Automation

Summary: Paul Mason’s essay in the New Statesman for the Marx bicentenary is a ringing endorsement of Raya Dunayevskaya’s interpretation of Marx’s humanism, which raises timely questions for radicals…

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David Black

A Revolutionary Betrayed: Review of the Play, ‘Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk’

Summary: A review of the new play,  “Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk,” which has just opened in London — Editors

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