(NYC) Class On Anarchism & Marxism--Their Interrelations, Similarities, & Differences

Classes given by Wayne Price. Formerly a member of the Revolutionary Socialist League and then the Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation, he is now a member of the Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC). He has evolved from anarcho-pacifism to Trotskyism to revolutionary socialist-anarchism (anarcho- communism). He describes himself as a Marxist-informed anarchist.

Classes will cover the evolution of anarchism and Marxism. What might they mean today? Libertarian tendencies within Marxism. Is there a need for a transitional stage between capitalism and socialism? Is a revolutionary state (dictatorship of the proletariat) needed or would a federation of councils be sufficient? Centralization vs. decentralization; can a decentralized society work? The agent of change: the working class or what? Vanguard parties vs. platformist conceptions vs. no organization. Electoralism and other strategies and tactics. Is a synthesis between anarchism and libertarian Marxism possible or even desirable?

The cost for all 8 classes is between $65 and $85, depending on income. The first class may be paid for separately.