reading corner for Capital

David Carroll dccarrol at
Thu Mar 8 18:44:21 MST 2001

I definitely would be interested.  I was just reading David Harvey's _Spaces
of Hope_, which has an introductory chapter that discusses his annual
reading groups of Capital Vol. 1 since the early seventies.  Harvey's book
is fascinating and makes a good case for why the text of Capital itself, not
just the ideas, is so relevant today.

How would this group be conducted?  Which particular edition would we use?
Xxxx Xxxxxx suggests the Vintage edition with Mandel's intro.  Are there any
other good ones?

Dave Carroll

> > Gary said:
> >
> > > I was going to suggest that someone convene a Capital reading corner
> > > this list. It should be pitched at beginner levels
> >
> > if you are serious about "beginner levels", count me in.
> I second Les' motion. Can I call the question?
> Macdonald

> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 09:34:02 +1000
> From: Gary MacLennan <g.maclennan at>
> Subject: Re: Re reading corner for Capital re: best volume of Capital
> I know the feeling.  Yes I am serious.  I want this to be "Capital for
> idiots".  Anything else will be too difficult for me.  This is urgent
> because one of my students has just finished reading it and is asking me
> why I have not started.
> Gary

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