Raya Dunayevskaya

More than one hundred writings of the Marxist-Humanist philosopher
Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987) that were printed in the paper she
founded in 1955, News & Letters, are now available from News and
Letters Committees at:

http://newsandletters.org/WritingsofRD.asp

Dunayevskaya was one of Trotsky’s secretaries when he was in exile in
Mexico. She broke with him over the Hitler/Stalin pact, and later
founded News and Letters Committees, developing the philosophy she
called Marxist-Humanism. Her books include Marxism and Freedom: from
1776 until today; Philosophy and Revolution: from Hegel to Sartre and
from Marx to Mao; and Rosa Luxemburg,Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s
Philosophy of Revolution.

A wide-ranging collection of documents from the Raya Dunayevskaya
Collection that have appeared in the pages of News & Letters newspaper
are available online. The writings, from the 1940s to the 1980s,
include work on Marxian economics, Hegelian philosophy, women’s
liberation, correspondence with Herbert Marcuse, Eric Fromm, and
Adrienne Rich. Only a few of the subjects taken up include the Black
liberation struggle in the United States, Che Guevara, the Cuban
Revolution, France ’68, and Marxism as a philosophy of “Revolution in
Permanence.”

Among the titles: “The Dialectic of Marx’s Grundrisse,” “The Black
Dimension in Women’s Liberation,” The Philosophic Legacy of Karel
Kosik,” Historic Roots of Israel-Palestine Conflict,” “Levi-Strauss
and the Battle of Ideas,” “Rough Notes on Hegel’s Science of Logic,”
“Recollections of Leon Trotsky,” “Tragedy of China’s Cultural
Revolution,” “On C.L.R. James’ Notes on Dialectics,” “Remembering
Allende, 1973”.

The writings are listed in an index with direct links to the documents
and can also be found in back issues of News & Letters to see them in
the context in which they were printed.

 

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