Hal Draper

American activist and author (1914-1990)

1914   -   1990

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Brooklyn College, Boys High School
occupation: writer, politician

Hal Draper (born Harold Dubinsky; September 19, 1914 – January 26, 1990) was an American socialist activist and author who played a significant role in the Berkeley, California, Free Speech Movement. He is known for his extensive scholarship on the history and meaning of the thought of Karl Marx. Draper was a lifelong advocate of what he called "socialism from below", that is, self-emancipation by the working class, in opposition to capitalism and Stalinist bureaucracy. He was one of the creators of the Third Camp tradition, a form of Marxist socialism.
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