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Murray Bookchin Video Biography 32 - 1995

Introduction

Thirty second 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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Credits

Date: May 1995
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
City: Vermont
Crew: Mark Saunders
Original Format - colour, hi8, 07:26 mins
Language versions - english
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MB010 32-01

01:43:04 Marxism wasn't associated with psychology.

Marxism and Psychology

An article on the link between Marxism and Psychology.

01:43:14 In 30s there was virtually no Marxian literature on Freud.

01:43:24 Marxists criticism emerged from the like of Georg Lukacs. Critics group of the 1930s.

Wiki - Georg Lukács

Wikipedia entry on the life of Lukács

Georg Lukács

Lukács' account of class consciousness.

Marxist criticism

A brief overview of Marxist theory and its critics.

1993 project - Marxist criticism

A simple guide to Marxist theory and its leading criticisms.

01:43:57 The idea that you needed a wider and broader sensibility was viewed as a petty bourgeouise indulgence. As Lenin said "why are you concerned with your sensibility, isn't the party line enough?"

Wiki - Sensibility

A wikipedia article on the definition and nature of Sensibility.

01:44:08
This also applied to the Trotskyist movement

International Trotskyism

Robert Jackson Alexander's work on the international Trotskyist movement.

Trotskyism in the USA

An account of the history of the American Trotskyist movement.

Trotsky and Trotskyism

A socialist website description of Trotsky and his life and an overview of the Trotskyist movement worldwide.

01:44:38 Bookchin felt that there had to be a change in sensibility, that required a cultural re-awakening like the Renaissance or the Enlightenment.

Wiki - The Renaissance

Wikipedia article on the Renaissance.

The Renaissance

Learning archive on the Renaissance

La Renaissance

Un site de web Francais avec tous les details et l'histoire de la renaissance / A French website with information and history of the renaissance

The Age of the Enlightenment

An internet resource on the Enlightenment period.

The Age of the Enlightenment

George Rempel's description of the Age of the Enlightenment.

01:44:50 Didn't like the poetry of the Bowery Poets club.

01:45:04 LeRoi Jones' famous line 'Up against the wall mother fucker'.

LeRoi Jones

Description and background to Jones' famous quote

01:45:20 Did not like Arnor Ginsburg's (?) poetry.

01:46:08 Felt that the utopia that he was committed to had to be a new culture, a new enlightenment or renaissance.

Wiki - The Renaissance

Wikipedia article on the Renaissance.

The Renaissance

Learning archive on the Renaissance

La Renaissance

Un site de web Francais avec tous les details et l'histoire de la renaissance / A French website with information and history of the renaissance

The Age of the Enlightenment

An internet resource on the Enlightenment period.

The Age of the Enlightenment

George Rempel's description of the Age of the Enlightenment.

01:46:43 Talks of 'alternative culture'.

Wiki - Alternative Culture

A wikipedia article on the idea of alternative culture.

01:47:42 The history of the US was becoming nothing more than a history of 'General Motors'.

General Motors

History of General Motors

01:47:52 Peoples' histories of the US, like the one written by Howard Zinn, perpetuated this idea.

Howard Zinn

Biography and intoduction to the philosophy of Zinn.

Zinn - A People's History

An excerpt from Zinn's 'A people's History of the United States'.

01:48:21 Speculated over people being won over by fascism.

Fascism

An article from Russ Belant's 'Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party', which describes the nature of fascism.

01:48:44 Talks of the need for a new spirituality, not like modern mysticism.

Mysticism

The Mystica's guide to the idea of mysticism.

Spirituality

Peter Russell's guide to spirituality

01:49:01 Anarchists provided a new ensemble of institutions.

01:49:19 Says society also needed a new art, new music etc...but not one that meant people would forget the like of Beethoven or Bach. Rock n Roll became popular.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Description of Beethoven.

Wiki - Johann Sebastian Bach

Wikipedia entry on Bach

Wiki - Rock and Roll

Wikipedia entry on the history of Rock and Roll music.

Rock and Roll

Guardian article on Rock and Roll

 

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