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.
Date: May 1995
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
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.
History Guide to Karl Marx.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy guide to Karl Marx and his work, and the theory behind his ideas.
Philosophy Pages guide to Marx.
A biography of Marx from the BBC
Wikipedia's guide to Marxian economics.
The ISCID's guide to a Marxist economy.
01:35:45 Regards Das Kapital as a masterpiece.
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.
Ernest Mandel's synopsis of Marx's theory.
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'.
A Wikipedia entry on socialism.
01:36:38 Bookchin felt that socialism referred to reformism and social democracy.
World Socialism website debate on the relation between reformism and socialism.
Canadian Encyclopedia on the nature and history of social democracy.
01:36:48 The Eisenhower era.
The life and presidency of 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
Shrecker's description of the McCarthyist period.
Spartacus' history of the American Communist Party.
01:37:16 IKD Group. Anti-Stalinism.
An article on Bookchin containing information on the IKD.
Wikipedia's translated article on the International German Communist group (The English is poor).
Time Magazine article from 1938
01:37:30 There was no active left in the US in the late 1950s.
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 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.
A Times article, 50 years on, recalling the events of 1957 when the Windscale Reactor set on fire.
An article on the danger of nuclear technology
01:39:53 UAW United Automobile Workers. abandoned their shop stalls.
A wikipedia article on the history of the United Automobile Workers
The UAW's official website.
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