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ABCs of Socialism: Why do socialists talk so much about workers?

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Monday, March 6
7 PM – 8 PM

Verso Books
20 Jay St, Suite 1010,
Brooklyn, New York 11201

In March Jacobin Magazine and Verso Books will be hosting four events/classes, on a different question posed in the book: the ABCs of Socialism.

This week’s topic

Why do socialists talk so much about workers?

with Vivek Chibber
Vivek Chibber is a professor of sociology at New York University. His latest book is “Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital.”

This event will air live from the Verso Facebook

Most people know that socialists place the working class at the center of their political vision. But why exactly? Because workers are not only a social group that is systematically exploited, they are also the group best positioned to enact real change.

Upcoming topics

Does human nature make socialism impossible?
Monday, March 13

Is socialism just a Western, eurocentric concept?
Monday, March 20

Isn’t America already kind of socialist?
Monday, March 27

About “The ABCs of Socialism”

The remarkable run of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States has prompted—for the first time in decades and to the shock of many—a national conversation about socialism.

This book steps into this moment to offer a clear, accessible, informative, and irreverent guide to socialism for the uninitiated. “The ABCs of Socialism” answers basic questions, including ones that many want to know but might be afraid to ask.


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