7 episodes

In the recent past, there has been an upsurge of interest in socialist ideas - particularly among young people. But these activists, as well as most of those on the Anglophone left, remain cut off from some of the most significant writings of German Marxist socialism that have not yet been translated into English. If you are scandalised by this state of affairs and thirsty to read what thinkers such as Karl Kautsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Heinrich Cunow, Franz Mehring, Clara Zetkin and Rudolf Hilferding had to say on issues from the Anabaptists to alcoholism, from colonialism to Catharge, from genetics to gender - then you are in the right place!

The Marxism Translated podcast is dedicated to our reading group, audio narrations of the newly translated texts and interviews with specialists.

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In the recent past, there has been an upsurge of interest in socialist ideas - particularly among young people. But these activists, as well as most of those on the Anglophone left, remain cut off from some of the most significant writings of German Marxist socialism that have not yet been translated into English. If you are scandalised by this state of affairs and thirsty to read what thinkers such as Karl Kautsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Heinrich Cunow, Franz Mehring, Clara Zetkin and Rudolf Hilferding had to say on issues from the Anabaptists to alcoholism, from colonialism to Catharge, from genetics to gender - then you are in the right place!

The Marxism Translated podcast is dedicated to our reading group, audio narrations of the newly translated texts and interviews with specialists.

    The Second International (1889-1914) with Mike Taber

    The Second International (1889-1914) with Mike Taber

    The Second International (1889-1914) with Mike Taber

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Framing 'Equality': Initial Thoughts on Clara Zetkin's 'Die Gleichheit' (1892-1917)

    Framing 'Equality': Initial Thoughts on Clara Zetkin's 'Die Gleichheit' (1892-1917)

    Some initial thoughts on the origins, nature and development of the German-language Marxist fortnightly magazine 'For the Interests of Female Workers'. To help podcast become more regular, please consider becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/marxismtranslated. The original talk was given at an Online Communist Forum on Zoom and can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Bg6Cy0slg. The slides for the talk are attached.

    • 54 min
    August Bebel - The Social Position of Women Today (1891)

    August Bebel - The Social Position of Women Today (1891)

    What is more, to the extent that they are excluded from having an influence on either of these things by our public institutions, women must encourage the men to get involved. For their part, the men must understand what an enormous power factor the women’s support for their efforts represents. The Catholic church understood this better than anybody else: it always sought to achieve its main influence through women. In future, the movement behind which the women stand will be the victorious one.

    • 8 min
    Episode 4: Rosa Luxemburg on Republicanism

    Episode 4: Rosa Luxemburg on Republicanism

    Episode 4: Rosa Luxemburg on Republicanism

    • 31 min
    Episode 3: Translating Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st Century, with Rida Vaquas

    Episode 3: Translating Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st Century, with Rida Vaquas

    Episode 3: Translating Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st Century, with Rida Vaquas

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: Parvus, Zetkin and Social Democracy (with Lars T. Lih)

    Episode 2: Parvus, Zetkin and Social Democracy (with Lars T. Lih)

    The Patrons of Marxism Translated are joined by Lars T Lih and other guests to discuss the significance of Clara Zetkin's obituary of the 'Merchant of Revolution', Alexander Parvus.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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