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Event Series Event Series: Reading Marx’s Capital Volume I

Reading Marx’s Capital Volume I

Sat, June 15 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Participants in this group are closely reading and discussing Volume I of Karl Marx’s Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. 
Capital Volume I

The study of Capital has been at the core of the Marxist Education Project since its inception. Every generation involved in struggle since Marx’s time has rediscovered Marx’s sustained effort to describe and explain the origin and trajectory of modern society.

For key chapters or sections, we do a line-by-line reading with commentary and occasional supplemental materials. Participants read other sections on their own, and we summarize and discuss when we meet. In line with Marx’s own approach in Capital, we both take it all very seriously and make it fun as well. If you have read Capital before – or if you have never read it – studying it together with us will deepen your understanding of the world today and refresh your political commitments.

Lisa Maya Knauer guides this group, along with other experienced MEP teachers. Knauer has been involved with Marxist education in New York for her entire adult life, and has taught a variety of classes at the MEP and its predecessors. Her current activist work focuses on immigrant workers’ rights and indigenous struggles for land and water. In her day job, she is a tenured radical at a public university.

This reading group is ongoing. Please contact us if you wish to join the group in progress.