I’ll be traveling for a few days. No posts then until I return. . .
Posts Tagged ‘miscellaneous’
Tags: miscellaneous, Portugal, public art
Tags: critique, Marx, miscellaneous, utopia
I’m off tomorrow to teach a couple of classes and to give a university-wide lecture on “Utopia and Critique: A Marxian Perspective” at Manchester University.
From my opening remarks:
It is indeed a sign of our times that I have been invited to address you all this evening on the idea of utopia and from an explicitly Marxian perspective. It’s a sign that, in the midst of the Second Great Depression, capitalism is being calling into question and more and more people are searching for and imagining alternatives. And it’s a sign of the vibrancy of this university, which clearly welcomes the discussion of critique, even as across the country students and faculty members are being encouraged to put aside critical thinking and get on with the business of education.