Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new Socialist Equality Party pamphlet, The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit,by David Walsh and Joe Kishore.
The fight to defend the artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is of the highest importance to young people and workers in Detroit, across the United States and internationally. In threatening the collection of one of the premier art museums, the ruling elite is demonstrating its antagonism to everything of value in the development of human thought and culture.
This pamphlet contains two important statements growing out of the fight to mobilize the working class against the sale of the DIA artworks by Detroit’s unelected emergency manager. They examine the historical background of the current crisis in the city and demonstrate that the defense of art and culture requires the independent political mobilization of the working class in a struggle against a social system, capitalism, that is run entirely in the interests of a handful of very wealthy people.
Author: Joseph Kishore and David Walsh
Publisher: Socialist Equality Party