Selected Writings on The Middle East by Raya Dunayevskaya — a Bibliography

From Marxist-Humanist Writings on the Middle East (News & letters Committes, 10-2003)

Many of Raya Dunayevskaya’s writings on the Middle East, all of which are available in The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection—Marxist-Humanism: A Half-Century of Its World Development, Wayne State University Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Detroit, MI 48202. Numbers in parentheses refer to the page number in the collection. (A « * » indicates that the document is also available in Farsi/Persian.) We invite all readers to study these documents, and to examine them in the context of the collection as a whole.

PAMPHLET

Nationalism, Communism, Marxist-Humanism, and the Afro-Asian Revolutions, August 1959 (#2688). New, expanded edition, with a new introduction by Raya Dunayevskaya, February, 1984 (#8102).*

WEEKLY POLITICAL LETTERS; POLITICAL-PHILOSOPHIC LETTERS

  • « The Syrian Revolt: The Cold War in the Middle East. » Weekly Political Letter, Oct. 2,1961 (#2960).
  • « Israel, Burma, Outer Mongolia, and the Cold War. » Weekly Political Letter, Nov. 13,1961 (#2985).
  • « The Arab-Israeli Collision, the World Powers, and the Struggle for the Minds of Men. » Weekly Political Letter, June 1967 (#3831).
  • « The UN Resolution on Zionism—and Ideological Obfuscation Also on the Left. » Weekly Political Letter, Jan. 24,1976 (#5193).
  • « Lebanon: the Test Not Only of the P.L.O. but the Whole Left. » Weekly Political Letter, August 1976 (#5245).
  • « Iran: Unfoldment of and Contradictions in, Revolution. » Political-Philosophic Letter, March 25, 1979 (#6019).*
  • « Grave Contradictions in the Iranian Revolution. » Political-Philosophic Letter, Nov. 27,1979 (#6013).*
  • « Not So Random Thoughts On: What is Philosophy? What is Revolution? 1789-1793; 1848-1850; 1914-1919; 1979. » Political-Philosophic Letter, Dec. 17,1979 (#6004).*
  • « The Carter/Brzezinski-Ordered Imperialist Intrusion into Iran—and What about Khomeini/Bani-Sadr’s ‘Holy War’ Against the Left? » Political-Philosophic Letter, April 29,1980 (#5999).
  • « What Has Happened to the Iranian revolution? Has It Already Run Its Course into its Opposite, Counter-Revolution? Or Can it be Saved and Deepened? Political-Philosophic Letter, June 25,1981 (#7222).*
  • « The Struggle Continues: What Kind of Revolution is Needed in the Battle Against the Khomeini-IRP Counter-Revolution? » Political-Philosophic Letter, Sept. 25,1981 (#7220).*
  • « Begin’s Israel Moves Further and Further Backward to His Reactionary, Terrorist Beginnings. » Political-Philosophic Letter, Jan. 5,1982 (#7392).

JOURNALISM IN NEWS & LETTERS

  • « The Algerian Revolution Enters a New Stage. » « Two Worlds » column, April 1962 (#6688).
  • « Mao Sides with Nasser on Israel. » « Two Worlds » column, May 1965 (#6751).
  • « U.S and Russia Enter the Middle East Cockpit. » Editorial Article, February 1969 (#6819).
  • « The Middle East Erupts. » Lead article, November 1973 (#6913).
  • « The U.S., Global Politics, and the Mideast War. » Lead article, December 1973 (#6915).
  • « War, Peace or Revolution: Shifting Alliances in the Middle East. » Lead-Editorial, January-February 1978 (#6998).
  • « Camp David Summit: Peace in the Middle East—or Extension of U.S. Imperialism? « Our Life and Times » column, October 1978 (#7013).
  • « Iran’s Revolutionary Past—and Present. » « Two Worlds » column, December 1978 (#7019).*
  • « Dunayevskaya’s Response to an Iranian Revolutionary. » Letter printed in News & Letters, January-February 1980 (#7053).
  • « Carter’s Drive to War. » Lead-Editorial, March 1980 (#7056).
  • « Special Introduction for Iranian Edition of Marx’s Humanist Essays. » « Two Worlds » column, May 1981 (#7070).*
  • « Down with the Perpetrators of the Palestinian Slaughter. » Lead article, October 1982 (#7402).
  • « Stop Reagan’s Acts of War! » Editorial, May 1986 (#11060).
  • « Reagan’s Imperial Presidency: The Shocking Liaison of U.S.-Iran and the Need for a Biweekly News & Letters » Editorial, December 1986 (#11085).

Draft Perspectives Theses and Perspectives Reports

  • « The Arab-Israeli War and the New Quality of the Communist-Trotskyist-State Capitalist Opportunism in Theory, Organization and Politics, Draft Perspectives Thesis, August 1967 (#4060).
  • « The Arab-Israeli Collision in It Remains to Be Done, Perspectives Report, Sept. 2,1967 (#4070).
  • « Cambodia and the Middle East or USA, Russia and China » in Totality of the Crises: Nixon’s Wars at Home and Abroad, Rampant Racism, and Recession, Perspectives Report, September 1974 (#5022).
  • « The Global Minefield in On the Threshold: Philosophic Preparation for Revolution, Perspectives Report, September 1974 (#5022).
  • « The Politics of Double Crosses » in Where Do We Go From Here?, Draft Perspectives Thesis, August 1975 (#5138).
  • « Facing State-Capitalist World Reality » in National, International, Objective-Subjective Crises Are Testing Revolutionaries, Draft Perspectives Thesis, July 1976 (#5689).
  • « Once Again, the Middle East—This Time and France, and the UN, and the ‘Law of the Sea' » in Philosophy and Revolution in Today’s Global Freedom Struggles, Perspectives Report, Sept. 4,1976 (#5696).
  • « Political Crises in Our Age of State-Capitalism » in Time is Running Out, Draft Perspectives Thesis, August 1977 (#5720).
  • « The African Horn on the One Hand, and, on the Other, the Portuguese Revolution » in It’s Later, Always Later—Except When Spontaneity Upsurges and You Realize It Is Here and Now, and You Aren’t There and Ready, Perspectives Report, Sept. 3,1977 (#5726).
  • « The Middle East—at Camp David? Or at the Crossroad of the World? » In The Dialectic of Today’s Crises and Today’s Revolts, Perspectives Thesis, July 1978 (#5791).
  • « A New Global Recession-in-the-Making—and the Revolution in Iran » in The Shift in Global Politics and the Need for a Philosophy of Revolution, Draft Perspectives Thesis, July 1979 (#5897).
  • « Without a Philosophy of Revolution: Oil and the PLO Gaining a Foothold with Black Leaders » in On the Threshold of the 1980s, as Objective Revolutionary New Beginning and as Deadline for Rosa Luxemburg, Today’s Women’s Liberation Movement, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution, Perspectives Report, September 1979 (#5904).
  • « U.S. Imperialism in the Iranian Desert, and at Home in Deep Recession and Resurgent Racism » in Tomorrow is Now, Draft Perspectives Thesis, July 1980 (#6239).
  • « U.S. Imperialism’s Tentacles: From Iran to South Korea, and from El Salvador to Iraq; Also Relations with Other Capitalist Imperialisms » and « Religion in General and Jerusalem in Particular in this State-Capitalist Age » in Today and Tomorrow, Perspectives Report, Aug. 30,1980 (#6245).
  • « Iran, the Iran-Iraqi War and Israel’s Pre-emptive Strike » in The Two Worlds in Each Country; the Need to Transform Reality, Draft Perspectives Thesis, July 14, 1981 (#7127).
  • « The Objective Situation: Reganomics, Thatcher’s Colonialism in the South Atlantic, and Begin’s Genocidal War in Lebanon » in A Philosophy of Revolution Needed: Mass Opposition to Reganomics and the Drive for Nuclear War, Draft Perspectives Thesis, June 25, 1982 (#7508).
  • « Israel’s Genocidal Invasion of Lebanon: Opposition Also Needed Against Building Any Half-Way Houses » in What To Do: Facing the Depth of Recession and the Myriad Global Political Crises as Well as the Philosophic Void, Perspectives Report, Sept. 4,1982 (#7515).
  • « U.S. Imperialist Tentacles Circle the Globe » in The Marx Centenary Discloses the Need for the Philosophy of « Revolution in Permanence » for Uprooting Reaganism out to Shackle the People with « Mind-Forged Manacles » of Unfreedom, Perspectives Report, Sept. 3, 1983 (#7925).
  • « Libya-Morocco Pact, and Polisario » in Marxist-Humanist Draft Perspectives, 1985-86, August 1985 (#10342).
  • « The Changed World: From Reagan’s Foray into the Gulf of Sidra… » in Marxist-Humanist Draft Perspectives, 1986-87, July 1986 (#11026).

LETTERS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Letter to « A, » an Iranian revolutionary in Tehran, Iran proposing a « Philosophic Action group » for work there. June 14,1979 (#15175).
  • Letter to Raha, on his discussion of Marx’s 1844 Essay and the relation of philosophy to organization in the Iranian Revolution. Nov. 3,1979 (#15209).
  • Letter to Raha, on John Molyneux’s book Marxism and the Party, and its reception by Iranian Left activists. Sept. 4,1980 (#15235).
  • Letter to Cyrus Noveen, on organization and philos­ophy in the Iranian revolutions of 1906 and 1979. Feb. 8, 1986 (#11175).
  • Letter to Hanna Batatu, Middle East scholar, on Syria and the Ba’ath party. March 4,1986 (#11178).
  • « Special. Special. Special. A Preliminary Marxist-Humanist Statement on the Last 48 Hours. » Letter to Marxist-Humanist colleagues on President Reagan’s attack in the Gulf of Sidra. March 27,1986. (#11003).
  • « Dear Colleagues » letter on the relationship of the U.S. assault in the Gulf of Sidra to the « historic roots of global counter-revolution. » April 10,1986 (#11005).
  • Letter to Neda Azad, on revolution and counter-rev­olution in Iran and Hegel’s development of his body of ideas. May 5,1986 (#11182).

See also « Iranian Marxist-Humanists and the Middle East » in Supplement to The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection (#16831-16909).


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