Intervention à l’atelier « Decolonizing the Academy, the Curriculum and the History of Decolonization », Amsterdam, 25 juin à 16h

J’aurai le plaisir de participer à l’atelier intitulé « Decolonizing the Academy, the Curriculum and the History of Decolonization » et qui se tiendra ce mardi 25 juin au Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, à Amsterdam, à partir de 13h30.

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Adolph Reed, Jr. : « Scientistic Socialism: Notes on the New Afro-American Magic Marxism »

Article d’Adolph Reed, Jr. paru dans Endarch. A Journal of Theory, Issue 1, Fall 1974, p. 21-39.

 

 

 

Three years ago, after the Black Panther Party had recanted and returned to the Baptist Church, the only self-styled ‘Marxist political tendency to be found on this side of the veil was that embodied in the Black Workers Congress which, according to its somewhat generous self-assessment, was not only ‘Marxist-Leninist’ but ‘Maoist’ as well. Every other tendency among black people was hostile to Marxism. The arguments scarcely need to be recalled : « Marx and Engels were Europeans; what can racist Europeans have to say that is useful to us? » « Why do you have to depend on the white man for your ideology; can’t we develop something new of our own? » etc. Of course there was also a great deal of red-baiting going on and even more self-righteous posturing.

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