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Murray Bookchin Video Biography 31 - 1995


Thirty first part of the Murray Bookchin interviews conducted by Mark Saunders in 1995. The project explored the development of Murray's politics through his personal experiences.

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Date: May 1995
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
City: Vermont
Crew: Mark Saunders
Original Format - colour, hi8, 06:52 mins
Language versions - english
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01:35:35 Bookchin talks of how he respects Marx as a writer and a thinker.

Karl Marx

History Guide to Karl Marx.

Karl Marx

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy guide to Karl Marx and his work, and the theory behind his ideas.

Karl Marx

Philosophy Pages guide to Marx.

Karl Marx biography

A biography of Marx from the BBC

Wiki - Marxist Economics

Wikipedia's guide to Marxian economics.

ISCID Marxist Economics

The ISCID's guide to a Marxist economy.

01:35:45 Regards Das Kapital as a masterpiece.

Wiki - Das Kapital

Wikipedia's guide to Marx' famous work on the way a Marxist state works

01:36:01 Marx believed Capitalism would collapse even without a proletarian revolution.


The European Enlightenment description and history of capitalism.

Marx's theory of the collapse of capitalism

Ernest Mandel's synopsis of Marx's theory.

Wiki - Proletarian Revolution

A description of a proletarian revolution according to Wikipedia.

01:36:17 Bookchin felt that he wasn't in the Marxist position, and that he couldn't use the word 'socialist'.

Wiki - Socialism

A Wikipedia entry on socialism.

01:36:38 Bookchin felt that socialism referred to reformism and social democracy.

Reformism or Socialism?

World Socialism website debate on the relation between reformism and socialism.

Social Democracy

Canadian Encyclopedia on the nature and history of social democracy.

01:36:48 The Eisenhower era.

Dwight Eisenhower

The life and presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.

Dwight Eisenhower

Whitehouse archive of Eisenhower's presidency

Dwight Eisenhower

The presidency of Eisenhower, according to about.com

01:37:10 The American communist party 'in debris' after the McCarthy period.


Spartacus' explanation of the anti-commnist feeling whipped up by Senator Joseph McCarthy

Ellen Schrecker on McCarthyism

Shrecker's description of the McCarthyist period.

American Communist Party

Spartacus' history of the American Communist Party.

01:37:16 IKD Group. Anti-Stalinism.

Murray Bookchin

An article on Bookchin containing information on the IKD.

Wiki - The IKD

Wikipedia's translated article on the International German Communist group (The English is poor).

Anti Stalinism

Time Magazine article from 1938

01:37:30 There was no active left in the US in the late 1950s.

Communist Control act

President Eisenhower passed this law in 1954, outlawing membership of the communist party, effectively banning its existence as a group.

01:37:59 IKD came out with a 'stop the bomb' leaflet in 1954.

The nuclear weapon

The atom bomb, a description and brief history from www.about.com

01:38:35 Brings up the windscale reactor, which their English comrades played a major role. Talks of the perils of nuclear technology.

The Windscale Reactor

A Times article, 50 years on, recalling the events of 1957 when the Windscale Reactor set on fire.

Nuclear danger

An article on the danger of nuclear technology

01:39:53 UAW United Automobile Workers. abandoned their shop stalls.

Wiki - United Automobile Workers

A wikipedia article on the history of the United Automobile Workers


The UAW's official website.

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