Saturday, August 6 at 3 PM - 5 PM at the Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.
Communist historian Doug Greene will lecture on the Italian Marxist Antonio Labriola. Labriola deserves to be known and studied based on his own merits since his approach to Marxism still has much to teach us.
He provided his own critique of Second International orthodox Marxism which divorced theory and practice, sterile and dogmatic systematization, and economic determinism. Labriola revived Marxism as an open philosophy of praxis, that is, as a critical and revolutionary method. Labriola did not take for granted the inevitability of historical progress, but argued that it was necessary for socialists to intervene in it.