Lectures by Prof. Harvey Goldberg

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Marxism and History: Ideology of Private Property (Recorded in 1977)

 

Marxism and History: Anti-Private Property (Recorded in 1977)

 

Marxism and History: Beginnings of Capitalism (Recorded on February 25, 1977)

 

Marxism and History Calvinism & Capitalism (Recorded in 1977)

 

Marxism and History Religion & Revolution: Martin Luther & Thomas Müntzer (Recorded on March 2 and 4, 1977)

 

Marxism and History: The Paris Commune, Parts 1 & 2 (Recorded in November 1983)

 

Rosa Luxemburg / The German Workers Movement (Recorded December 1 and 3, 1975)

Two lectures on Rosa Luxemburg's fight with reformist in the Social Democratic Party and the context of the German workers' movement.

 

Jean Jaurès & Pre-War French Social Democracy (Recorded December 8, 1975)

Harvey Goldberg discusses French Marxism, the coming together of different political currents to form the Section Française de l'Internationale Ouvrière and talks about Jules Guesde, Jean Jaurès (Goldberg is his biographer), Édouard Vaillant and Paul Lafargue, the Dreyfus Affair, the workers movement and the syndicalists.

 

Revolutionary Syndicalism in Pre-War France (Recorded in December 1975)

Marxism and History. Pre-War French Revolutionary Syndicalism December, 1975.Goldberg looks at alternatives to social democracy in the workers movement with a close look at the pre-World War One revolutionary syndicalist and anarchist movements in France.

 

1914: The Social Democrats Betray & Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and the Revolutionary Underground (Recorded in 1975)

Professor Goldberg delivers a stinging account of the betrayal of internationalism by European Social Democrats in 1914 and the role of Leibknecht and Luxemburg in the revolutionary struggle against the war and debates on imperialism.

 

The Spartacist Uprising and the Murder of Rosa Luxemburg (Recorded March 7, 1976)

Harvey Goldberg discusses the aftermath of the World War in Germany, the revolutions and the Spartacist Uprising with the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg by Social Democrats.

 

Lenin the Revolutionary: Class and Party in Russia

Harvey Goldberg's talk on Lenin's revolutionary activity and ideas in the context of the situation in Russia and the debates within the international workers movement. Lenin's view on the party and the class struggle and a look at the Bolsheviks in the 1905 Revolution.

 

Lenin, The World War and The October Revolution (Recorded March 10 and 12, 1976)

Harvey Goldberg's stirring account of the October Revolution of 1917 and the role of Lenin in leading the Bolsheviks and the creation of a new International.

 

The Greek Tragedy Fascism, Resistance, Communism and Imperialism Part One (1976)

Harvey Goldberg lectures on the Greek resistance to fascism in World War II, the Greek Revolution and Civil War and the intervention of European imperialisms.

 

Marxism and History: The Greek Tragedy - Part Two: Greek Resistance (Recorded in 1976)

Harvey Goldberg lectures on the Greek resistance to fascism in World War II, the Greek Revolution and Civil War and the intervention of European imperialisms.

 

History and Marxism: The Greek Tragedy - Part Three: Defeat of the Partisans (Recorded in 1976)

Harvey Goldberg lectures on the Greek resistance to fascism in World War II, the Greek Revolution and Civil War and the intervention of European imperialisms.

 

Marxism and History: The Greek Tragedy - Part Four: America Intervenes (Recorded in 1976)

Harvey Goldberg lectures on the Greek resistance to fascism in World War II, the Greek Revolution and Civil War and the intervention of European imperialisms.

 

Marxism and History: The Greek Tragedy - Part Five: Thirty Years of America (Recorded in 1976)

Harvey Goldberg lectures on the Greek resistance to fascism in World War II, the Greek Revolution and Civil War and the intervention of European imperialisms.

 

Marxism & History: Vietnam Part One Introduction (Recorded November 15, 1976)

 

Marxism and History: Vietnam - Part Two: 1931-1945 (Recorded in 1976)

Harvey Goldberg lectures the background to US involvement in Vietnam and the politics of the National Liberation Struggle.

 

Marxism and History: Vietnam - Part Three: 1945-1954 (Recorded in 1977)

Harvey Goldberg lectures the background to US involvement in Vietnam and the politics of the National Liberation Struggle.


 

Anti-Fascist and Communist Resistance in World War Two (Recorded in Sept. 1976)

Harvey Goldberg looks at the powerful anti-fascist resistance movements of World War Two and the threat posed to the Allies by so many popular, armed, organizations, many led by Communists and revolutionaries, to their hopes of Post-War stability. 

The Protestant Reformation, John Calvin, and Social Revolution

The Protestant Reformation, John Calvin, and Social Revolution from March 14, 1977. Professor Goldberg continues his exploration of the Reformation and the birth of capitalism with this look at the Calvinist reaction to Martin Luther and the 15th century's conflicts and how views of agency and knowledge quickened the pace of social transformation.

Lenin in 1917 (Recorded in March 1976)

Professor Goldberg looks at the role Lenin played in the Russian Revolutions of 1917, from February and the fall of the Tsar through October and the triumph of the Soviets.

The Tragedy of the German Communist Party (Recorded March 1976)

Harvey Goldberg looks at the history of the German Communist Party, the largest and most powerful outside of the Soviet Union, from its inception in 1920 until its destruction by the Nazi regime in 1933.

Rosa Luxemburg and the Mass Strike (Recorded in February 1976)

Professor Goldberg looks at Rosa Luxemburg's understanding of the Mass Strike, its historical context, and the debates around it.


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