Peter Hudis

Peter Hudis has written widely on Marxist theory and contemporary politics and is the author of Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, and Frantz Fanon: Philosopher on the Barricades. He is General Editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg (three volumes have appeared so far).

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Peter Hudis

The Obama Effect Undermines the Left

Interview by Simon Birnbaum with Peter Hudis and Kevin Anderson [Published in German as “Der Obama-Effekt untergräbt die Linke,” iz3w No. 317 (Freiburg, March-April 2010), pp. 33-35]

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Towards an Organizational History of the Philosophy of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.

Of all the problems and contradictions that have afflicted the radical movement since the time of Marx, those pertaining to the dialectics of organization has proven to be the most difficult and perpl…

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Rethinking the Crisis of Capital in Light of the Crisis of the Left

“Far from expressing a sequence of never-ending progression, the Hegelian dialectic lets retrogression appear as translucent as progression and indeed makes it very nearly inevitable if one ever tries…

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Today’s Global Financial/Economic Crisis and the Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

My main argument is that blaming “greedy capitalists” for the present crisis is completely misguided, misleading, and counterproductive… And we will continue to deflect attention from the inhumanity…

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Hegel’s Phenomenology Today: a Marxist-Humanist View

An exploration of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit 200 years after its publication, with particular attention to Dunayevskaya’s interpretation of Hegel’s absolute knowing as a new beginning rather than…

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Labor Unrest and Economic Distress Impact U.S. Politics

A look at labor struggles in auto and other industries in light of the deepening economic crisis, especially the housing bubble – Editors

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Anti-Capitalist Struggles in the ‘New’ South Africa

A decade and a half after the end of apartheid, South Africa remains caught in an assortment of contradictions — foremost of which is the growing friction between the government of Thabo Mbeki and th…

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The 1956 Hungarian Revolution with Eyes of Today

An examination of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution fifty years later, focusing on the creativity of its workers councils, the differing responses to the revolution at the time by C.L.R. James and Raya Du…

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The Middle East and World Politics in the Aftermath of Israel’s War in Lebanon

Israel’s murderous invasion of Lebanon was an overreaching comparable to the US war in Iraq, as the Islamist Hezbollah movement emerged stronger than before. It also placed Hezbollah’s sponsor, Iran,…

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[Chicago] What is Socialism? What is Needed to Bring it into Existence?

February 26, 2020
6:30 p.m.

Harold Washington Library, Room 7 #N5 Floor (across the 7th floor elevators)
400 S. State St., Chicago Loop

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[Chicago] A Tale of Two South Americas – Chile and Bolivia

January 8, 2020
6:30 p.m.

Harold Washington Library, 7th Fl Room South
400 S. State St., Chicago Loop

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[London] Marx, Ecology, and the Climate Emergency

November 6, 2019
7:30 PM

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

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[Chicago] The Green New Deal: Realistic Proposal or Fantasy?

October 23, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Harold Washington Library, 5th Fl North Room
400 S. State St., Chicago

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[Chicago] Marx’s Philosophy of Liberation: Its Meaning for Today (Feb 20 to May 1)

April 3, 2019
6:30 - 8:30

Harold Washington Library, Room 7 North
400 S. State St., Chicago

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[Chicago] REVITALIZING REVOLUTIONARY THEORY AND PRACTICE

July 13, 2018
6:30 PM

Loyola University (downtown campus), Corboy Law Center Room 1401
25 East Pearson (between State St. and Wabash Ave)

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[Chicago] Race, Class, and Identity Politics

April 2, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Freedom School
719 S State St # 300, Chicago, IL 60605

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[Culver City (LA area)] Racism and the Logic of Capital

March 11, 2018
6:30-8:30 PM

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd.

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[Los Angeles] Rosa Luxemburg’s Concept of Revolution and Its Meaning for Today

July 23, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 101-102 (press #22 at door to get into building)

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[Chicago] Environmental Crises: Resistance & Alternatives

February 13, 2017
6:30 — 8:30 pm

Hosteling International, Nichols Room
24 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago loop

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