29 Nov 2016 5:30pm – 7:00pm
144, Richard Hoggart Building
Explore the work of Latin America’s foremost Marxist thinker with one of his most acute interpreters
Mariátegui is not only the most important Marxist thinker of Latin America, but an author who can be compared to some of the greatest European Marxist thinkers of the 1920’s (the young Gramsci, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch). The key innovation of his heterodox Romantic interpretation of Marxism is the concept of “Inca communism” and the emphasis on indigenous communitarian traditions for the development of a modern socialist strategy for Peru and Latin America.