Re: [OPE] Raya Dunayesvskaya (1910 - 1987)

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Fri Apr 02 2010 - 14:44:24 EDT

On 2010-04-02 19:46, Alejandro Valle Baeza wrote:
> This year is celebrated the centenary of the birth of the theoretic and
> Marxist revolutionary Raya Dunayesvskaya (1910 - 1987), it was
> published recently in Spanish: Philosophy and revolution, of Hegel to
> Sartre and Marx to Mao (Filosofía y revolución, de Hegel a Sartre y de
> Marx a Mao, México, Siglo XXI, 2009). Ukrainian of birth, Raya settles
> with its family in the United States in 1922; she arrives at Mexico in
> 1937 as secretary of Trotski in Russian language, breaking with him by
> their political divergences with respect to the characterization of the
> Soviet Union: while she thought, mainly after the non-aggression pact
> Hitler-Stalin of 1939, that Russia was not more a Worker's State, the
> founder of the Red Army maintained whenever it was a Worker's State,
> although degenerate. In 1938 she returns to the United States, where she
> carries out an intense political activity and a prolific intellectual
> production, related both to the newspaper News and Letters, expression
> of the current Marxist-humanist who it was founded by the fifties. She
> sustains that originally Marx denominated their new theoretical
> elaborations no materialism nor idealism, but humanism.

Alejandro, can you point to any strengths in Dunayesvskaya's work? The
small amount of material that I've come across from so-called
'Marxist-humanism' has not been convincing at all, neither theoretically
nor politically.

//Dave Z
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