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Adventures in Marxism
Berman, Marshall
Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Approved by the National Assemby of France August 26, 1789.
Declaration of the Rights of Women and Citizen
Gouges, Olympe de
Aware that women were being denied the new rights of liberty and property extended to all men by the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, Gouges composed her own Declaration of the Rights of ...
French Revolution: Connexipedia Article
Was a period of political and social upheaval and radical change in the history of France, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for th...
The Great Class War: 1914-1918
Pauwels, Jacques R.
In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war ...
In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
Wahnich, Sophie
A discussion about the causes and consequences of revolutionary violence, with the premise that dismissive disgust at bloodshed is an overly simplistic response.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Draper, Hal
Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism 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 t...
Manifestos, Programs, Visions: Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs
A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
Marat, Jean-Paul: Connexipedia Article
Radical journalist and politician from the French Revolution. (1743-1793).
A Marxist History of the World part 47: The French Revolution - Storming of the Bastille
Faulkner, Neil
In the latest of his series on the Marxist understanding of history, Neil Faulkner explores revolution and counter-revolution in 18th-Century France.
A Marxist History of the World Part 48: The French Revolution - The Jacobin Dictatorship
Faulkner, Neil
In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the rise of the Jacobin dictatorship and the ever-present threat of counter-revolution in 18th Century France.
A Marxist History of the World part 49: The French Revolution - Themidor, Directory and Napoleon
Faulkner, Neil
In his third chapter on the French Revolution, Neil Faulkner discusses the contradictions of bourgeois revolution - but celebrates the gains it won.
A Marxist History of the World part 51: The origins of the Labour Movement
Faulkner, Neil
Capitalism's industrial revolution gave birth to its own gravediggers, argues Neil Faulkner as he examines the rise and fall of Chartism.
Morris Slavin: 1913-2006: Against The Current vol. 124
Phelps, Christopher
Morris Slavin, a historian of the French Revolution and one of the last remaining veterans of the American Trotskyist movement of the early 1930s, died on February 6 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of...
On Revolution
Arendt, Hannah
Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
Paine, Thomas: Connexipedia Article
Author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary. (1737-1809).
Paris and London in the 18th Century: Studies in Popular Protest
Rude, George
Articles relating to popular protests and revolts breaking out in Paris and London during the eighteenth century.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Chibber, Vivek
Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may ch...
The Rights of Man
Paine, Thomas
Thomas Paine's defense of the French Revolution -- and the right to revolt.
Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Gramsci, Antonio
Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
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Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.

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Web resources on revolutionary politics and revolution.