Nationalism and Self-Determination - Marxist Education Series

 

Join the International Socialist Organization to read and discuss classic theoretical works of Marxist literature on questions of national liberation and the right of nations to self-determination.

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Monthly topics and readings for this study group are as follows:

 

Session One:  Nationalism and National Liberation   Readings: Tom Lewis, Marxism and Nationalism, pt. 2 http://www.isreview.org/issues/14/marxism_nationalism_part2.shtml   Lenin, The Right of Nations to Self-Determination (from National Liberation, Socialism and Imperialism, International Publishers, available from Haymarket Books; or http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/self-det/index.htm   The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/jul/x01.htm   Rosa Luxemburg, The National Question and Autonomy http://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1909/national-question/ch05.htm    Supplemental Reading:   Lenin, Thesis on the National and Colonial Question http://marxists.anu.edu.au/archive/lenin/works/1920/jun/05.htm   Jeff Bale at Socialism 2011 http://wearemany.org/a/2011/07/lenin-bukharin-and-luxemburg-debate-on-national-question     Session Two:  The Permanent Revolution   Readings: Trotsky, The Character of the Russian Revolution http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1940/xx/russia.htm   Trotsky, The Permanent Revolution http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1931/tpr/pr-index.htm   Tony Cliff, Deflected Permanent Revolution http://www.marxists.org/archive/cliff/works/1963/xx/permrev.htm   Supplemental Reading:   Frantz Fanon, The Pitfalls of National Consciousness http://www.marxists.org/subject/africa/fanon/pitfalls-national.htm   The Debate in ISR 48 on Permanent Revolution http://www.isreview.org/issues/48/48.shtml   Trotsky, The Chinese Revolution and the Thesis of Comrade Stalin http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1932/pcr/01.htm   Open Letter to the Workers of India http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1939/07/india.htm     Session Three: Black Liberation & Nationalism   Readings: CLR James, The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the US http://www.marxists.org/archive/james-clr/works/1948/07/meyer.htm   Ahmed SHawki, Black Liberation and Socialism Chapters 6, 7, 9   Supplemental Reading:   Malcolm X, "Black Nationalism can set us free" (speech) http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/malcolm-x/we-have-no-freedom.mp3

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