Re: [OPE-L] Graduate studies in Marxism

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (riccardo.bellofiore@UNIBG.IT)
Date: Tue Nov 29 2005 - 10:33:40 EST

At 8:27 -0500 29-11-2005, Jerry Levy wrote:
>PS: as for the first question, [excluding myself] aren't most
>of the 'best' Marxist economists right here on OPE-L?

I don't know why, but on this I had perfect 
foresight about what was the right answer (though 
I would include you, and exclude myself)

btw, I agree with your criteria

in the 70s I would have had an easier answer. 
knowing German, I would have gone in Germany to 
study with Backhaus or Reichelt on the value-form 
(though, or because, they were not economists), 
in France with Suzanne de Brunhoff on money (a 
most underdeveloped area at the time), in Italy 
(early 70s) with Napoleoni (who at the time had 
an open attitude in taking up again the Marxian 
labour theory of value as sound economic theory, 
but without any neo-orthodox tendency, taht is 
recognizing how problematic was Marx's legacy).

today, I would go to look at the New School in 
the US, Paris X in France. and Utah, because Hans 
work on Capital's translation from German is 

but I must confess that the choice is influenced also by the cities.

but I fear that there is no single place, and I 
would strongly advice to learn French, Spanish 
(because the Latin America is the most lively 
political place) and German (because Marx wrote 
in German).


ps: if there is somebody who knows Italian, or 
enjoy seeing a debate on Marx in Italian without 
understanding a word, but with the secretary of 
the Italian comunist party in it, for some time 
the afternoon of the Bergamo conference on 
Italian marxism may be seen through the web. A 
lot of people came
Riccardo Bellofiore
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