"The Social Question" - Reading Group session 2 on Revolution

“The Social Question” – Reading Group session 2 on Revolution

Next session will be about based on the second chapter of Arendt: “The Social Question” (55 p.)

The second text we would like you to read is “The Twilight of Vanguardism” (15 p.) by David Graeber. In this article he discusses many of the topics we touched on in our last discussion (about ‘who’ should be in the lead in a revolutionary situation), and relates it to the ‘social question’ suggestion that a revolutionary situation occurs when the very least alienated and most oppressed people somehow find shared purpose.

Finally, we will be discussion during the session the case of Spain, which we also talked about briefly in the last session. We’ll try to link it to the French revolutions, and see if we can find interesting differences & similarities in the “social questions”, and how people react to their objective circumstances.

Chapter 2 – The Social Question by Hannah Arendt (55 p.)

“The Twilight of Vanguardism” by David Graeber. (15 p.)

Victims no longer: Spain’s anti-eviction movement (3 p.)

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