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The Bolivarian Revolution. Selections from a conversation between Peter McLaren and Michael Lebowitz

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Video From the Socialist Project: Pedagogy, Human Development and Socialism: The Bolivarian Revolution. Selections from a conversation between Peter McLaren and Michael Lebowitz (video recorded September 14, 2006).

  • Part I - (9:02): The Bolivarian constitution and radical pedagogy.
  • Part II - (8:50): Constitution, pedagogy and praxis.
  • Part III - (20:14): The issue of socialism.
"The working class demands the right to make its mistakes and learn the dialectic of history." - Rosa Luxemburg (1904), Leninism or Marxism?.

"The communal character of production would make the product into a communal, general product from the outset. The exchange which originally takes place in production – which would not be an exchange of exchange values but of activities, determined by communal needs and communal purposes – would from the outset include the participation of the individual in the communal world of products." - Karl Marx (1857), The Grundrisse.

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Anonymous | August 21, 2007

Wow, great to hear from two leading public intellectuals about developments in Venezuela. While other scholars on the "left" have made careers out of critiquing and discrediting Marxism both McLaren and Lebowitz are pushing it in new directions for the 21st century. Here, the struggle isn't for an academic market niche. As McLaren reminds us, it is the struggle for a new pedagogy connected to the material interests and struggles of the working class.

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