CLR James conference in Ottawa

October 15, 2009 at 2:21 am (Uncategorized)

This Friday and Saturday the University of Ottawa’s Law Faculty is sponsoring a conference to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of CLR James’ American Civilization.

James was a huge influence on my political development, and despite its flaws Facing Reality is still worth reading.

As Marty Glaberman once said, everyone has their own CLR James, and this one might not be yours. At first glance, it seems to lead toward the literary and anti-colonialist James rather that the ultra-left spontaneist (my James). Nevertheless, there’s more than enough stuff to make it worth a trip to Ottawa.

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