Karl Kautsky argued that one could switch from a “strategy of attrition” to a “strategy of overthrow” as the situation changed. In this piece, one of the authors of “Socialist Strategy and Military Art” argues that these two strategies are irreconcilable.
History as causal mechanics or simple story? May 27th, 2018 ·
This influence is crystallized most clearly in Smucker’s argument that the “historical task” of progressive movements “has more to do with ‘telling a good story’ than it does with ‘speaking the truth,’” and that the central front in the battle for power is “essentially a contest over popular meanings and common sense.”
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…revolutionary communism as a variant of the democratic revolutions of the early modern… March 22nd, 2018
We have been very hard on marxists, but in fact they are the perhaps the only group with the potential to act in the context of revolution: but only if they can critique their formulas, and arrive at a new formulation that could work…
Modernity, revolution and postcapitalism… June 28th, 2018 • Our discussions today reinvoke our discussions of modernity and revolution with a focus on the possibility of postcapitalism.
R48G: global warming as grounds for revolutionary ecological socialism…
August 10th, 2018 ·
We are almost at the Gaian endgame: we need a revolutionary movement reborn from the internationals of the twentieth century, able to create a complete break with that past without frittering away the opportunity in facile reformism and yet not smothered in Marxist dogmas. Continue reading “Global warming and social transformation”