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Non-sectarian Marxist Study Group

Call: 608-257-6050

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every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 5 pm.

Rainbow's Non-sectarian Study Group gets ready to read Marx's Capital, Vol. I

Rainbow's Non-sectarian Marxist Study Group gets ready to read Capital, Volume 1, this summer (beginning 5/25). The Capital reading group is a timeworn tradition among Marxists and anti-capitalists of all stripes. Jonathan Rose writes of the difficulties encountered by self-taught lefties in the early twentieth century in The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes:

"Walter Hampson (b. 1866), the wandering socialist fiddler, complained that whenever he lent out his Das Kapital, it came back with the latter pages uncut. In fact it is difficult to locate anyone who even claimed to have read all three volumes. T. A. Jackson doubted that fifty people in all of Britain had persevered to the end, and according to J. T. Murphy few Communist Party members "had more than a nodding acquaintance with the writings of Marx." [...] Even Ruskin College Marxists, A. E. Coppard recalled, [...] answered every criticism with the same conversation-stopper: 'Have you read Karl Marx?' Coppard finally learned to trump that card: 'Have you?'"

Never fear the question "Have you read Karl Marx?" again. Long, lazy summer days are the perfect time to dive into Marx's notoriously difficult critique of political economy. And we plan to read every last word. Rainbow's Non-sectarian Marxist Study Group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of every month at 5 pm. For more information, email


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