In this classic exposition of Marxist thought, Raya Dunayevskaya, with clarity and great insight, traces the development and explains the. Marxism and Freedom: from Until Today is a book by the philosopher and activist Raya Dunayevskaya, the first volume of her ‘Trilogy of Revolution’. Marxism and Freedom has 31 ratings and 4 reviews. Paul said: I read Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom on the heels of a voluminous Selected Writin.

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Qnd see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Franklin rated it it was amazing Aug 14, In Praise of Disobedience. The Book of Freedom. Dania rated it really liked it Feb 26, By this time Dunayevskaya had rather fallen out with Marcuse more of which laterso she wanted to replace his preface with one written by a worker: Lenin and Slavoj Zizek.

As Hegel puts it, no doubt with the French Revolution in mind:.

Articles lacking sources from April All articles lacking sources Articles with topics of unclear notability from March All articles with topics of unclear notability Book articles with topics of unclear notability Articles with multiple maintenance issues. Raya Dunayevskaya,a Russian emigre who was once Leon Trotsky’s secretary in Mexico, emphasizes several aspects of Marxism that on the whole are unique. They have destroyed all the old categories; they have no belief in the rationality either of the economic or political order.

The Future Is Open. Whatever his economic arguments about the labor theory of value, and the division of labor, and alienation all of which I find dubiousMarx was centrally concerned about the ability for dunsyevskaya to live fully human lives.


Dunayevskaya analyzed the latter struggles as making “historic contributions” to Marx’s thinking, especially in the structure and content of his major theoretical work Capital.

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The Monkey Is the Messenger. Feb 24, Maxx rated it it was ok Shelves: One example of this is the West Virginia Miners General Strike duanyevskayawhere Dunayevskaya pointed out that instead of merely demanding dunayevs,aya wages, the workers were asking questions such as, “What kind of labor should man do?

Marxism and Freedom presented an analysis of the USSR’s economy as state-capitalist – rather than socialistbureaucratic collectivistor a ‘ degenerated workers’ state ‘ – based on Marx’s economic categories and official Soviet statistics. Consequently none of the Marxists for the past half century dunaywvskaya understood Marx!! Objectively, sections of both the capitalist class and the proletariat were united in resisting automation. Scott Wilson rated it it was amazing Jan 10, From Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya.

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But the workers have undermined the old. The Cleansing Power of Yoga. No Mean Fighter London: Still, thought-provoking stuff, and her most accessible work.

James rated it it was ok Feb 01, Guille rated it really liked it May 27, Dennis Dixon rated it it was amazing Mar 31, In the coming century, just as Marx predicted, it is likely that automation coupled with the socialisation of knowledge will present us with the opportunity to liberate ourselves from work. George Anderson and Andrew Barone.

As someone still relatively unread in socialist literature, I learned from this book that central planning is not a necessary component of socialism, and indeed stands in contradiction to socialist values, at least for some varieties of socialism.


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Aug 20, Bill Weinberg added it. Stay in Touch Sign up. Dunayevskaya might have learned the reasons of the failure from Rosa Luxemburg, whose general outlook is somewhat akin to hers. As Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Erik rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Marxist-Humanist organizational efforts in Britain were not, however, totally without success.

The book also offers an interesting history, both intellectual and ground-level, of the Soviet and Maoist movements.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Read it Forward Read it first. And the suspicion grows as one reads that she has an entirely duanyevskaya view of that class.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not sure how accurate this is, and not sure I buy her thesis that Mao’s China was “state capitalist. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience.

The Montgomery Bus Boycottthe abolitionist movement, the American Civil Warand the fight for the eight-hour day by American workers were seen by her as revolutionary American struggles which provided fertile ground for the Humanism of Karl Marx.