Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

Marxism & Socialism

Transforming the Revolution

Transforming the Revolution

Social Movements and the World-System

In this successor volume to the widely read Dynamics of Global Crisis, the authors engage in a provocative discussion of the history and contemporary dilemmas facing the movements that are variously described as antisystemic, social, or popular. The authors believe that these movements, which have for the past 150 years protested and organized against the multiple injustices of the existing system, are the key locus of social transformation. … | more |

Radical Perspectives on the Rise of Fascism in Germany, 1919–1945

Radical Perspectives on the Rise of Fascism in Germany, 1919–1945

To understand the complex phenomenon of fascism and its success in Germany requires an integrated analysis of the economic, class, and power dimensions that led to the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the ascension to power of the Nazi party. The contributors to this volume, including a number of scholars from East and West Germany whose works appear in English for the first time, collectively construct such an analysis. … | more |

The “Dictatorship of the Proletariat” from Marx to Lenin

The “Dictatorship of the Proletariat” from Marx to Lenin

Could Lenin, Trotsky, Kautsky, and other prominent Marxists have misunderstood what Marx meant by the phrase “dictatorship of the proletariat”? In this engrossing study, Hal Draper strips away layers of misinterpretation to show that they did indeed misunderstand, and then proceeded to build elaborate ideological constructs on this warped base. … | more |

Marxism and Philosophy

Marxism and Philosophy

Marxism and Philosophy is Karl Korsch’s masterwork. In it he argues for a reexamination of the relationship between Marxist theory and bourgeois philosophy, and insists on the centrality of the Hegelian dialectic and a commitment to revolutionary praxis. Although widely attacked in its time, Marxism and Philosophy has attained a place among the most important works of twentieth-century Marxist theory, and continues to merit critical reappraisal from scholars and activists today.… | more |

The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism

The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism

An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy

This is the first systematic discussion of the Marxian political economy of Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, and Samir Amin. John Foster explains their theoretical contributions and situates these in the context of on-going debates on economic theory.… | more |

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

In this third volume of his definitive study of Karl Marx’s political thought, Hal Draper examines how Marx, and Marxism, have dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the term “dictatorship of the proletariat.” Writing with his usual wit and perception, Draper strips away the layers of misinterpretation and misinformation that have accumulated over the years to show what Marx and Engels themselves really meant by the term.… | more |

The Faltering Economy

The Faltering Economy

Paperback, 357 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-85345-604-9 Released: January 1984 The essays in this volume, by veteran economists as well as younger scholars, are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes. The contributors argue that Keynes was correct in pointing to […]… | more |

Late Marx and the Russian Road

Late Marx and the Russian Road

Marx and the Peripheries of Capitalism

Explores Marx’s attitude to “developing” societies. Includes translations of Marx’s notes from the 1880s, among the most important finds of the last century.… | more |

Four Lectures on Marxism

Four Lectures on Marxism

One of the 20th century’s foremost Marxian economists discusses the dialectical method, the contradictions of capitalism, and the future of Marxism.… | more |

Unity and Struggle

Unity and Struggle

Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral

Cabral is among the great figures of our time — these texts provide the evidence.… | more |

The Poverty of Theory and Other Essays

The Poverty of Theory and Other Essays

This classic collection of essays by E.P. Thompson, one of England’s most renowned socialist voices, remains a staple text in the history of Marxist theory. The bulk of the book is dedicated to Thompson’s famous polemic against Louis Althusser and what he considers the reductionism and authoritarianism of Althusserian structuralism. In lively and erudite prose, Thompson argues for a self-critical and unapologetically humanist Marxist tradition. Also included are three essays of considerable importance to the development of the New Left.… | more |