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The Embrace of Capital with author Don Milligan
Sat, May 14, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM$3.00 – $11.00
Capitalism has swallowed us whole. It’s a love hate relationship.
A presentation and discussion with Don Milligan
“So refreshing and joyously subversive to read a communist’s analysis of why communism is so terribly unappetizing.” —Yanis Yaroufakis
The “spectre of communism” which Karl Marx confidently evoked in 1848 is now nothing more than a ghostly and ghastly nightmare, without form or substance. This is because working people have developed a love-hate relationship with capitalism. They hate insecurity, inequality, and greed, and love civic and political freedom. They love mass consumption, and accept the logic of commerce. Barreling along through wars, revolutions, epidemics, and crises of all sorts, working people in their millions have consistently dumfounded and dismayed the left, by their refusal to countenance any alternative to the capitalist mode of life. We have to ask: Is it possible to reverse this reality, and once again talk of the necessity of communism?
Don Milligan has been a gay activist, trade unionist, and a member of the communist movement for many decades. He published the pamphlet, The Politics of Homosexuality in 1973, and The Truth About the Aids Panic, with Michael Fitzpatrick in 1987, and also completed a doctoral thesis, ‘The Aesthetic of Emancipation: A study of the relation between Raymond Williams’s socialism and his literary criticism, cultural analysis and theoretical writings’, in 2003. He lives in Manchester, UK.
To order Don’s book: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/ordering/