The global financial crisis of 2008 marked a turning point in the world situation and the strategists of capital see no way out. They are predicting 10 to 20 years of cuts and austerity. The Tories' claimed "recovery" has been the lowest in the history of capitalism.
As early as the writing of the Communist Manifesto in 1848, Marx observed and explained the periodic crises of capitalism. He correctly predicted that each step the capitalist class takes to recover from crisis or thwart the next one only paves the way for a deeper and more destructive future crisis. 170 years later, with the ruling class in complete political turmoil and the world economy at the brink of a slump, it appears that the spectre of Marxism is as potent as ever. Its supporters and detractors increase daily. Why is it that an old German philosophy student, buried over 100 years ago in Highgate cemetery in London, excites such controversy?
Join us UCL Marxists as we explain why Marx has never been more right and more relevant than today. After the talk and discussion, we will make our way to the pub! All welcome.