Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
David Harvey, anthropology professor, geographer and authority on Karl Marx's work Capital, has just published Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. The book addresses the state of inequality in capitalist society, the role of the city as concentration point of struggle around that, and the prospects for a different world.
Aaron Leonard spoke with him recently in his office at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Aaron Leonard: Why do you call the book, Rebel Cities?
Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume One
The literary critic and Marxist political theorist, Fredric Jameson, has written Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume One, a book that revisits Karl Marx's most important work, Capital.
On one level it may seem odd evaluating a book almost 150 years old. How much relevance and practical applicability could it have to the world we currently inhabit? Yet to overlook Capital -- as is too often the case -- is to miss its searing critique and keen insight.
Terry Eagleton has a new book.
The question of disbanding the police forces and military has come up occasionally on babble, with varying responses. I thought it might be a good idea to look at a time in history when police forces as such were in fact disbanded with positive effect. I don't know much about the Paris Commune of 1871, but it's probably one of the most positive moments the world has ever seen to an example of socialism at work.
I'm sure there must be some experts on the Commune de Paris here. What do you know?
People's Co-op Bookstore is proud to present...
Howard Zinn's 'Marx in Soho', performed by Brian Jones
1 night only!
Saturday, Nov. 20
7p.m. at The Cultch (1895 Venables St.)
Part of an evening in celebration of the life and work of Howard Zinn
with remarks by special guest David Barsamian
Tickets: $20 (available soon)
All proceeds to benefit People's Co-op Bookstore, B.C.'s oldest independent bookstore, at 1391 Commercial Drive, celebrating its 65th anniversary this year!
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