[URPE] New BF course on what happened in the USSR
rdwolff at worldnet.att.net
Thu Sep 27 06:20:56 MDT 2007
New York Marxist School - Institute for Popular Education - Arts at the
451 West Street New York, NY 10014 212-242-4201 www.brechtforum.org
Wednesday, October 03
8-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
What is to be Learned from the Soviet Experience?
This course uses Marxian class analysis to examine the rise and collapse of
the USSR between 1917 and 1989. We will show use how capitalist, socialist
and communist class structures coexisted inside the USSR and shaped the
following: the 1917 revolution and civil war, Lenin's New Economic Policy,
Stalin's industrialization and agricultural collectivization, post-WW2
Soviet growth, and the 1980s collapse. We aim to draw important lessons for
the left today from the achievements and failures of the Soviet system.
The central text will be Class Theory and History: Capitalism, Communism and
the USSR by Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff (New York and London:
Routledge Publishers, 2002). It is available in paperback in bookstores and
via the internet. Further readings will be provided.
Rick Wolff teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts. Among other
works, he is the author, with Stephen Resnick, of Knowledge and Class: A
Marxian Critique of Political Economy, and their latest (2006) New
Departures in Marxian Theory.
Sliding scale: $75-$95
All classes at the Brecht Forum
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers
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