Reform and Radical Social Transformation

Open Seminar by Gabriel Rockhill, Annika Thiem and Adam Takacs

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
The Library of Occupy Philadelphia, Central Arch of City Hall (west side),
Intersection of Market Street and Broad Street, Philadelphia

As an extension of the Machete Group’s Confrontations series (see “Capitalism and the State” and “Resistance and Revolution”), we are proposing an open seminar that explores the longstanding debate between reform and revolution.  By taking two exemplary texts by Rosa Luxembourg and Herbert Marcuse as our starting points, we will critically reflect on the binary opposition between the status quo and its transcendence.  More specifically, we will question the relevancy of this dichotomy to contemporary social and political movements.

The texts of reference are available for download below.
Rosa Luxemburg, “Social Reform or Revolution
Herbert Marcuse, “Art and Revolution

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