Cover "A Reader's Guide to Marx's Capital"
NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Book Reading
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4th Floor Humanities Lounge
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Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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What defines the capitalism system? How can we explain the dynamics of this global system and its enormous destructiveness - both of people's lives and the very ecology upon which we depend? Are workers still the potential gravediggers of the capitalist system? These are burning questions for our age. No wonder, then, that Marx's Capital, which takes up these issues, continues to excite debate and controversy 150 years after its publication. Joseph Choonara's guide, which aims to make Capital accessible to a new audience interested in socialist ideas, was first published to in the UK in 2017. Now, Haymarket books have made this work available to a US audience through a new edition of the book published this year. Join the author for a discussion of the contemporary relevance of Marx's greatest work.

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Joseph Choonara is a lecturer at the University of Leicester (UK), a columnist for the British monthly Socialist Review and an editorial board member of International Socialism. His books include Unravelling Capitalism: A Guide to Marxist Political Economy (Bookmarks, 2010), A Reader's...

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