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category international | the left | link to audio author Tuesday May 04, 2010 01:22author by Paul Bowman - WSM - Rethinking Revolutionauthor email wsm_ireland at yahoo dot com Report this post to the editors

The left talks a lot about class but in a manner that often confuses more than it clarifies. In this audio recording of a Rethinking revolution seminar at Seomra Spraoi Paul Bowman wonders just how useful the classification obsessed approach of the left actually is.

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Rethinking revolution is a series of discussions in Dublin about the core ideas those of us who want revolutionary change think we have in common and so too often neglect to discuss. The discussions will be kicked off by an opinionated presentation of one or more approaches on these questions with the purpose of drawing all present into a discussion that we hope will continue long after the meeting. The talks are organised by the Outreach group of the WSM and inspired by those arguments we keep having in the kitchen at parties.

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Listen to the audio of Paul's presentation

Listen to the discussion following the presentation

Related Link: http://www.wsm.ie/rethinking-revolution

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