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Literary Clerkenwell launch: charity fund-raiser and book launch




Join us to celebrate the launch of challenging and essential new work by writers working at City, University of London.

David Ashford’s Autarchies (2017) is published by Bloomsbury, and traces the origins of the philosophy of selfishness developed by the novelist Ayn Rand back to its roots in a period just before the Russian Revolution, when the philosophy of Max Stirner, a contemporary of Karl Marx, exercised a profound and far-reaching influence on Modernist writers and artists right across Europe.

Nick Srnicek’s Platform Capitalism (2016) is published by Polity Press, and engages with one of the most hotly debated political topics of the moment, tracing how the most powerful tech companies of our time are carving up the global economy into a small number of monopolistic platforms, and considering the significant challenges that this phenomenon must pose to any vision of a post-capitalist future.

This joint launch event will take place in the Marx Memorial Library, offering the public a rare opportunity to explore a veritable time-capsule of Marxist history, including historic materials relating to the Spanish Civil War, statues and murals by prominent twentieth-century artists, and the office in which Lenin worked on the journal Iskra during the period of his exile in London.

Free drinks will be available. Entry is free, this is a non-ticketed event and seats are allocated on a first come first served basis but donations are encouraged, as this will be a fund-raising event, with all proceeds going to support the local community-work of the Marx Museum Library.

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When & where

6.00pm - 8.00pmThursday 18th May 2017

Marx Memorial Library 37A Clerkenwell Green Clerkenwell London EC1R 0DU United Kingdom