A Meeting of the Minds: CLR James and Richard Wright

Socialism 2017

August 15, 2017

The close friendship between C.L.R. James and Richard Wright forms an intriguing chapter in the life of each. Their meeting of the minds—across significant differences in cultural and political background—was a moment of extraordinary revolutionary creativity as they discovered a shared understanding of African-American liberation struggle and the classical Marxist tradition. Recovering their insights remains a crucial task for today's socialist movement.

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