Marxism, 'Red' Globalisation
Marxism. Laurie Taylor asks if Karl Marx's book Capital has any contemporary relevance? Also, 'red' globalisation. How anti-capitalist ideas once travelled the globe.
Marxism - Laurie Taylor talks to David Harvey, Professor of Anthropology at CUNY and world authority on Marx's thought. His latest book explores the architecture of capital & insists that Marx's original analysis of our economic system still resonates today. They're joined by Jonathan Sperber, Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He insists that Marx was a 19th century figures who ideas have run their course. Also, 'red' globalisation. James Mark, Professor of History at the University of Exeter, tells a little known story about the way in which anti capitalist ideas once circulated the globe.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
James Mark is part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project ‘Socialism Goes Global’. The project has organised an exhibition, ‘Picturing Solidarity: Tito in Africa’ which will open in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford between 13 November 2017 and 8 April 2018.