Night School: On Late Capitalism

Organized by DSA-LA’s Political Education Committee, Night Schools are an ongoing space to collectively deepen our understanding of socialist concepts, history, and practice in the context of our political work. We welcome new and long-time members alike; each session features a brief, informal presentation followed by facilitated discussion designed to engage all levels and connect theory to ongoing DSA campaigns. 

The primary dynamics of capitalist exploitation, accumulation, and expansion are essentially as they have been for more than a century. However, our era of “Late Capitalism” bears distinct features that should shape socialist strategy and modes of resistance today. This session is designed to take up critical questions facing our movement, embedded in a deeper understanding of neoliberalism as a conscious policial project, and Social Reproduction Theory as a tool for deciphering the daily and generational renewal of a subordinate class. 

While not required, comrades are encouraged to engage with recommended readings in advance; pages 137-188 in the Class on Class Reader. 

Will you come?