Category Archives: LOGIC , METHODOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY

These essays are on matter dealing with knowledge, philosophy and social theory.

The Immortal Child and the Inevitability of Revolutionary Love

W.E.B Du Bois wrote, “In the treatment of the child the world foreshadows its own future and faith. All words and all thinking lead to the child,–to the vast immortality and wide sweep of infinite possibility which the child represents.” … Continue reading

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W.E.B DU BOIS ON MARRIAGE

‘We want to impress on the emerging generations of Negroes in America, the ideal of plain living and high thinking, in defiance of American noise, waste and display; the rehabilitation of the indispensable family group, by the deliberate planning of … Continue reading

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For Black Self Assertion in the Time of a Historic Economic Crisis

The capitalist system teeters on the edge of a new and deeper economic crisis which will deliver devastating blows to Black folk and our communities.We lack a radical and revolutionary leadership to confront this crisis and to educate the masses. … Continue reading

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Towards The Black Family of a New Type: W.E.B Du Bois’ Family Values

One of W.E.B Du Bois’ major concerns was the creation of the African American family of a new type, one that drew upon our African past, yet resisted the lures of the white American family type. He suggested a family … Continue reading

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We Need the Courage to Renounce the Capitalist System

For the last thirty years of his life W.E.B Du Bois attempted to think of ways to liberate Africans from racism ,colonialism and imperialism that went beyond capitalism. His book Black Reconstruction in America is in part a study of … Continue reading

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JAMES BALDWIN ON BEING AND THOUGHT

Baldwin saw and thought about  human realities deeply. He thought in places far removed from normal and acceptable thought practices. Measured on multiple dimensions he was an outsider: a fact he gladly embraced. His phenomenology was predicated upon an outsider-insider … Continue reading

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The New Imperialism

PHILIP BOBBITT (2004), a defender of American imperialism, writes that George W. Bush is “the authentic voice of the liberal imperialist.” An imperialist who, according to Bobbitt, is concerned with a world of prosperity, women’s and minority rights, secularization and … Continue reading

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Du Bois and Bourgeois Democracy: A History of the United States

DU BOIS STATES in Black Reconstruction, “The record of the Negro worker during Reconstruction presents an opportunity to study inductively the Marxian theory of the state (1992:381).” Charles Lemmert (2000:222) is right when he insists that Black Reconstruction “thinks race … Continue reading

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The Planet Erupts in Struggle

  The planet is being shaken each and every day by mass struggles; hundreds of millions of people, from Thailand to Egypt to Mexico and Greece to South Africa rock the foundations of the old and decadent system pushing humanity … Continue reading

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Working Class Analysis as Opposed to “Radical Structural” Analysis

  I think we serve ourselves better in understanding the new normal of poverty and unemployment not by focusing upon Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers and other statistical measures, but by our own observations and direct experiences with the working … Continue reading

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