Reading Group #18 – Marxism (and Anarchism) #2

Our regular reading group will next meet on Tuesday, 18th of February 2020, 7-9pm at Freedom Bookshop (84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX).

We have now started a 3-months season to familiarise ourselves with Marxism (and Anarchism)!

This will be the second meeting on this topic and we will look at Marx and the state with the following texts:

David Adam: Karl Marx and the state
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-state

David McNally: Thoughts on Marxism and the State
http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/blog/thoughts-marxism-and-state

Anarchist FAQ Section B.2: Why are anarchists against the state?
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-anarchist-faq-editorial-collective-an-anarchist-faq-03-17#toc9

Some questions to consider:

– What kind of role plays the state in Marxism and in Anarchism?

– What’s is the ‘bourgeois state’ and the ‘commune state’ ?

– What does ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ mean?

Disclaimer: As always, we do not choose texts that we necessarily agree with, but that educate and allow debate.

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