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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Kevin B. Anderson,
David Black,
Eric,
Dale Parsons

May Day 2013 in North America and Europe: Reports and Reflections

We present reports from Marxist-Humanist participants on the 2013 May Day celebrations.

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David Black

Darbare-yeh Rishehha-ye Falsafi-yeh Zedd-e Sarmayehdar

This article was translated into Persian by and published on the website Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Contra Sohn-Rethel: On the Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism,” appe…

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David Black

Darbare-yeh Rishehha-ye Falsafi-yeh Zedd-e Sarmayehdar

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by and published on the website Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Contra Sohn-Rethel: On the Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitali…

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David Black

Contra Sohn-Rethel: On the Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism

Was the birth of philosophy in Ancient Greece a reflex and projection of the generic forms of capitalist exploitation, such as exchange-value, money and the commodity-form? Did commodity fetishism and…

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David Black

From Habakkuk to Locke: the Non-Peculiarity of the English Glorious Revolution of 1688

Review of Steve Pincus’s 1688: The First Modern Revolution (New Haven, 2009). This article was first published in The Platypus Review No. 49 (Sept. 2012)   – Editors

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Critique of the Situationist Dialectic in the Age of Occupy

This article was presented as part of a panel entitled “Alternatives to Capitalism: Theoretical, Practical, Visionary” hosted by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization and the Department of S…

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David Black,
Chris Ford

[Video] 1839: The Chartist Insurrection

1839: The Chartist Insurrection from International Marxist-Humanist on Vimeo. This short video (8.34 mins) was made and uploaded to accompany the new book, 1839: The Chartist Insurrection by David Bla…

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David Black

The European Crisis: Regression and Resistance

The financial meltdown of 2008, the first effect of which was a decline in the “real” economy, has now plunged several European states into sovereign debt crises, amid fears of further collapses of th…

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The Elusive “Threads of Historical Progress”: The Early Chartists and the Young Marx and Engels

The Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, London in 1848. The Chartist movement of the 1830s and 1840s went beyond 18th century popular radicalism toward socialism.  Leaders like George Julian…

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