You Don't Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James
You Don’t Play With Revolution collects seven never-before-published lectures by Marxist cultural critic C.L.R. James, delivered during his stay in Montréal in 1967-1968. Ranging in topic from Marx and Lenin to Shakespeare and Rousseau to Caribbean history and the Haitian Revolution, these lectures demonstrate the staggering breadth and clarity of James’ knowledge and interest.
David Austin is an author and educator. He teaches in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Other publications from this author include:
- DREAD POETRY AND FREEDOM: LINTON KWESI JOHNSON AND THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION (2018)
- Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Shaping of Global Black Consciousness (2018)
- Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal (2013)
- "Narratives of power: historical mythologies in contemporary Québec and Canada" in Race & Class, 52 (1) (2010)