CRITIQUE is an independent scholarly journal, founded in 1973. It attempts to analyse contemporary society, both East and West, from a critical Marxist perspective. Rejecting the concept of socialism in one country, and the possibility that a country could be both socialist and undemocratic, it seeks to show that the problems of our time are governed by the necessity for democratic control over all aspects of society. The absence of democratic control leads to an inefficient, wasteful and hierarchically structured economy, though in different ways according to the particular society.
Critique attempts to analyse the forms, laws, tendencies and relations existing in different countries in the broader perspective of the epoch. It attempts to document the development of socialist opposition movements in Eastern Europe but its fundamental endeavour is to develop Marxist method and political economy both in principle and through application.
Critique Conference 2014
Critique Conference: Imperialism & War
Friday 11 April 11.45am - 5.30pm & Saturday 12 April 10.00am - 5.30 pm
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building,
London School of Economics, WC2A 3LJ
Full programme will be available early March
Confirmed speakers and Titles of talks:
- Bob Brenner : "Imperialism and War: Pre WWI vs. Post WWII"
- Guglielmo Carchedi : "The falling rate of profit as the determining cause of crises" (discussant Hillel Ticktin)
- Hillel Ticktin: "The Political and Economic importance of War in maintaining capitalism"
- Suzi Weissman : "Stalin spent the interwar period obsessing about Trotsky and his followers: the story of his master spy, Marc Zborowski"
- Mick Cox : "Rethinking The Origins of WW"
- Mike Macnair : "Die Glocke or the inversion of theory: from anti-imperialism to pro-Germanism"
- Alex Marshall : "Lenin's theory of imperialism"
- Yassamine Mather : "The First world war and the end of the Ottoman Empire"
- Savas Matzzas: " 1914 : The Dawn of an Epoch of Wars and Revolutions"