Nov 22, 2022
Thomas Riggins is a New York university lecturer in philosophy and ancient studies. He is a retired city housing manager and a veteran of the peace and civil rights movements of the 1960s. He holds degrees from Florida State University and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently a member of the UAW and a former Teamster.
Professor Riggins joins Breht to discuss a collection of his essays on classic texts by Lenin and Engels put out by the comrades over at Midwestern Marx called "Reading the Classical Texts of Marxism". Together they discuss Anti-Durhing by Engels, Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, State and Revolution, and Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder by Lenin.
Check out Midwestern Marx here: https://www.midwesternmarx.com/
Find Riggins books, including the one discussed in the episode, here: https://www.midwesternmarx.com/books.html
Outro music "Which Side Are You On" by Pete Seeger
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