Saturday April 19th, 2014

Marxism & Socialism

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol II: The Politics of Social Classes

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol II: The Politics of Social Classes

This is the second installment of Hal Draper’s exhaustive and incomparable treatment of Marx’s political theory, policy, and practice. In forceful and readable language, Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.… | more |

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol I: State and Bureaucracy

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol I: State and Bureaucracy

Volume I of Hal Draper’s definitive and masterful study of Marx’s political thought, which focuses on Marx’s attitude toward democracy, the state, intellectuals as revolutionaries, and much, much more.… | more |

The National Question

The National Question

Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg

Provocative writings on the question of national self-determination and its relationship with socialism.… | more |

Maturity and Stagnation in American Capitalism

Maturity and Stagnation in American Capitalism

Details a pattern of development and investment in the American economy that produces dimished growth and increased stagnation.… | more |

Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

This book provides a concise and instructive review of the revolutions of the twentieth century, with separate chapters on the Russian, Chinese, Guinea-Bissau, and Vietnamese revolutions, and examines the various currents of Marxism active in the revolutions of our times. A second section is devoted to the United States, and provides a survey of the class forces in American history as well as the authors’ ideas on the objects and means of an American Revolution.… | more |

Toward an Anthropology of Women

Toward an Anthropology of Women

“This book is a must for those who would follow the Marxist-feminist argument. Most of the authors are developing their arguments within the general outline of Marxist theory, yet their work here exposes some of the tensions and conflicts within that same theory. This is certainly the stuff of dialectics!” — Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews … | more |

Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon

Colonialism and Alienation

Analysis of Fanon’s major theories, with a special emphasis on his work on alienation.… | more |

Imperialism and World Economy

Imperialism and World Economy

Bukharin’s 1929 anticipation of the growth of the internationalization of capital.… | more |

Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral

Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral

Amilcar Cabral, who was the Secretary–General of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC), was assassinated by Portuguese agents on January 20, 1973. Under his leadership, the PAIGC liberated three–quarters of the countryside of Guinea in less than ten years of revolutionary struggle. Cabral distinguished himself among modern revolutionaries by the long and careful preparation, both theoretical and practical, which he undertook before launching the revolutionary struggle, and, in the course of the preparation, became one of the world’s outstanding theoreticians of anti–imperialist struggle.… | more |

Marx, Freud, and the Critique of Everyday Life

Marx, Freud, and the Critique of Everyday Life

Toward a Permanent Cultural Revolution

The theory and practice of revolutionary social transformation, Bruce Brown argues, cannot rest content with the exclusive emphasis of traditional Marxism on world-historic processes and the struggle of the working classes for their collective emancipation. He views the experience both of the backsliding of revolution in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and of the manipulative integration of the population of the West into consumer capitalism, as seen at the turning point years of the early 1970s. Brown argues that Marxism needs to rediscover the specifically subjective, psychological dimensions of the revolutionary process in their relation to the objective patterns in history.… | more |

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 |