5/13 | Property Is Theft!

Pierre Joseph Proudhon circa 1862

Professors Amy Allen, Étienne Balibar, Karuna Mantena, and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

What is Property? by Pierre Joseph Proudhon

Thursday, December 3, 2020

12:15 – 2:45 pm EST / 6:15-8:45 pm Paris time


The abolition of private property is a refrain that traces to antiquity, but its modern form emerged at the time of other abolitionist movements. This seminar will explore the most influential writings and thought on the abolition of property, Marx and Engels’ The Communist Manifesto and Proudhon’s writings on property.


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