Author: Peter Hudis

PETER HUDIS is the coeditor (with Kevin Anderson) of The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx by Raya Dunayevskaya. He is a member of the National Editorial Board of News and Letters.

Why Humanism Matters in the Fight Against Capital

ImageDehumanization is the word that best captures our present moment. How else to describe separating children as young as two or three from their parents and throwing them in cages and detention centers just because their families are fleeing severe persecution? It isn’t just about Trump; it’s also about the tens of millions in the U.S. who are avidly supporting his policies. How could this be happening?

The Vision of the New Society in Marx’s "Capital"

ImageMarx’s Capital has been heralded for many things, but providing an exhaustive account of a future socialist society isn’t one of them.

Iraq and the Idea of Freedom

Wadood Hamad is correct that many today are "stuck between two inadequate visions" — either apologizing for U.S. imperialist actions or "cheering any misguided ‘apparent' resistance to imperialism." Avoiding these false alternatives is not only needed to develop a successful antiwar movement; it is needed to ensure that the idea of freedom is not forsaken by today's radicals.

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