Friday, April 1, 2011

Left Forum presentations: 'A Marxist Theory of Human Nature' and questions

We are providing a link to the audio of Alex Steiner's presentation from the 'Permanent Revolution' panel at the Left Forum held on March 19, 2011. Steiner's presentation, 'A Marxist Theory of Human Nature' is followed by questions from the audience and responses from all the panelists. (We have previously posted the presentations of Frank Brenner and Charles Herr here and that of Harrison Fluss here.)

The capacity crowd that attended the panel and the lively discussion that followed was undoubtedly a reflection of the recent events in the Middle East and Wisconsin. The renewal of the class struggle internationally have led many to reconsider theoretical issues of Marxism and socialism. After years of dismissal of theses issues by the American left this trend is most welcome.  We hope that our presentations at the Left Forum contribute to a revival of interest in Marxism among workers, students and intellectuals.

Comments from readers are welcome.

Clock machine scene from the 1927 movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang

If audio player is not visible click here to download talk by Alex Steiner followed by questions

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