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Reading Group: Critique of the Gotha Program

November 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us as we read one of Marx’s most pragmatic descriptions of strategy and transition from capitalism to socialism, the Critique of the Gotha Program! This work is available for free online at Marxists.org. Bring your questions, discussion topics, and thoughts and let’s learn together!

Background from the web:

Critique of the Gotha Programme is a critique of the draft programme of the United Workers’ Party of Germany. In this document Marx address the dictatorship of the proletariat, the period of transition from capitalism to communism, the two phases of communist society, the production and distribution of the social goods, proletarian internationalism, and the party of the working class.

Lenin later wrote:

The great significance of Marx’s explanation is, that here too, he consistently applies materialist dialectics, the theory of development, and regards communism as something which develops out of capitalism. Instead of scholastically invented, ‘concocted’ definitions and fruitless disputes over words (What is socialism? What is communism?), Marx gives analysis of what might be called the stages of the economic maturity of communism.



November 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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