Sunday April 20th, 2014

Books

Books from MR press

From Rousseau to Lenin

From Rousseau to Lenin

Studies in Ideology and Society

This collection of Colletti’s (1924-2001) principal Marxist essays will be welcomed by non-Italian readers. Colletti’s concern as a Marxist was twofold: to interpret Marxism as profoundly and as flexibly as possible; and to investigate the relationships between Marx’s thought and that of a number of other thinkers as widely separated in time as Rousseau and Marcuse. His thought ranges widely through philosophy, history, sociology, politics, and economics, without pausing at boundaries. Colletti’s work from his Marxist period attempted to place the work of Marx in a line of descent that de-emphasizes Hegel, while giving a novel focus to the relationship between Marxism and Kant. … | more |

Economic History As It Happened (Vol I): The Dynamics of U.S. Capitalism

Economic History As It Happened (Vol I): The Dynamics of U.S. Capitalism

Corporate Structure, Inflation, Credit, Gold, and the Dollar

This is the first of the series of four collections of essays in which Paul M. Sweezy and Harry Magdoff, the editors of Monthly Review, chronicled, as it was taking place, the development of U.S. and global capitalism from the end of its “golden age” in the late 1960s to the full onset of the financial explosion of the early 1990s and after.… | more |

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 1

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 1

1895-1898

Argues that the Cuban nation was a central protagonist in the conflict — rather than a passive victim of a conflict between great powers.… | more |

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2

1898-1902

This volume covers the imposition of the U.S. domination over Cuba through the Platt Amendment, which marks the beginning of U.S. neocolonialism.… | more |

The Disinherited: Journal of a Palestinian Exile

The Disinherited: Journal of a Palestinian Exile

“… arresting from the moment its pulsating lines begin to unfold. Fawaz Turki paints a powerful, moving picture of the tormented, alienated Palestinian living in exile… brilliant and remarkable in articulating the human dimension of the Palestinian grievance. He manages, like no other writer before him, to weave the Palestinian consciousness with skill… masterful contribution and abundant, overpowering humanity…” — Journal of Palestine Studies … | more |

The Kapetanios

The Kapetanios

Partisans and Civil War in Greece, 1943–1949

The complicated and dramatic course of the Civil War in Greece had, for lack of parties interested in reconstructing the truth of its events, never been narrated prior to the appearance of this volume. It closed a gap in the history of our times, and did so with thoroughness and vivid journalistic immediacy. In addition to the known sources and unpublished documents, the author relied on testimony painstakingly collected from survivors of the tragedy who were scattered throughout the world. It remains the authoritative account.… | more |

The Last Phase in the Transformation of Capitalism

The Last Phase in the Transformation of Capitalism

This volume includes six essays, the first dating from 1935 and the last from 1967, by one of the outstanding economists of our time. The economics presented in this volume is political economy worthy of the name: a discipline that shows us the social relations, in particular the class and group conflicts, behind the economic quantitative relations.… | more |

Modern Capitalism

Modern Capitalism

Paperback, 184 pagesISBN-13: 978-0-85345-216-4Released: January 1972 Few contributions to the understanding of modern capitalism and its mode of operation and evolution have been more important than those made by Paul Sweezy. The essays in this volume continue and deepen his work of interpretation found in The Theory of Capitalist Development, Monopoly Capital, and The Present […]… | more |

We, the Puerto Rican People

We, the Puerto Rican People

A Story of Oppression and Resistance

Silén restores to his people their history, stolen from them along with their land and independence.… | more |

Three Essays on Marxism

Three Essays on Marxism

Leading Principles of Marxism, Introduction to Capital, Why I Am a Marxist

These three essays by the independent German Marxist Karl Korsch offer expositions, often in polemical form, of basic Marxist ideas. Since they cover both sociology and economics, they are excellent guides for the student on the most introductory, though not the most elementary, level. They include “Leading Principles of Marxism,” his introduction to the 1932 German edition of Capital, “Why I Am a Marxist.” … | more |

Economic Theory of the Leisure Class

Economic Theory of the Leisure Class

Bukharin completed this work in 1914; it represented an attempt to grapple with the Austrian School of political economy, as represented chiefly by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk. Bukharin interprets the school as reflecting the social position of the rentier stratum of the capitalist class, which tends to view the economy from the point of view of consumption rather than production. His discussion, while it does not deal with the many changes and refinements of neoclassical economics, does contrast, in polemical form, Marxism with the fundamental premises of modern academic economics.… | more |