I envision this to be a weekly 1hr study group where we voice chat/text on the leftytrash riot fm for faster response times.
I asked the question of what exactly we see the goal of this study club. I think the responses I got was a comprehensive education of Marxism which we can then branch out into other related theories/topic when the time comes.
There's a lot of reading lists that we can consider. For Cockshott, he has two lists. The first is subdivided into materialist philosophy, historical materialism (subdivided into political economy of capitalism, pre-capitalism, socialist economy), and politics and the state. The second list is a educational programme at raising new ML in the 70s - much more longer but structured into a school-like format. I don't like how the second list suggests to read this chapter and this section for a book which complicates the matter- I rather just read the whole thing. The first list should be read from politics and state, to historical materialism, to materialist philosophy. Although it is missing important texts like 18th Brumaire.
I said this on leftytrash but mao's list is also p simple organizationally. I like it. A lot of short works unlike Cockshott. It's up to what the anons want though. I would rather choose something now and make it up long as we go then get bogged down on the details. First week's reading should def be the Manifesto and the Principles of Communism.
Another question, do we want to tackle Capital soon? It's fairly intimidating and we could use the time going much further chronologically and author variety in Marxism. But it's Capital and it's important