Historical Materialism

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Adventures in Marxism
Berman, Marshall
Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
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Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
Dialectical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity
James, C.L.R.
There is no philosophy of history without Marxism, and there can be no Marxism without the dialectic.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Historical Materialism
Gorter, Herman
Historical Materialism: The Materialist Conception of History
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Selected writings by Marx and Engels.
Interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood: Democracy & Capitalism: Friends or Foes?
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Postmodernist pluralism, just like the old variety, obscures the realities of power in capitalist societies. It also disarms and disintegrates the opposition to capitalism. Postmodernism brings us bac...
Karl Marx and the Anarchists
Thomas, Paul
Shows the continuity of Marx's political theory in the context of different ideological opponents.
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.
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 1: The Founders
Kolakowski, Leszek
Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Marx Myths & Legends
A critical reading of the work of Karl Marx now requires us to lay to one side the myths and legends which have obscured his ideas over the past one hundred and twenty years- distortions and misinterp...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
A Marxist History of the World part 9: How History Happens
Faulkner, Neil
The complex societies that emerged from the division of society into classes also created societies that were wasteful, violent, stagnant and crisis prone. Understanding why is the key to how history ...
Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
Hudis, Peter
In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx ...
Materialism And Historical Materialism
Pannekoek, Anton
Marxism is not an inflexible doctrine or a sterile dogma. Society changes, the proletariat grows, science develops. New forms and phenomena arise in capitalism, in politics, in science, which Marx and...
The Origins of Dialectical Materialism
Jordan, Z.A.
The myth that Karl Marx formulated a fully worked-out method and philosophical system called “dialectical materialism” is the core claim of Marxism, but it has no basis at all in the writings of Karl ...
Renewing Historical Materialism
Holmstrom, Nancy
Ellen Meiksins Wood's Democracy Against Capitalism offers a sophisticated interpretation and defense of the core concepts of Marxism. The vision of socialism as the most radical democracy was always a...
Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Gramsci, Antonio
Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
Sex-Pol: Essays 1929-1934
Reich, Wilhelm; (Baxandall, Lee, ed.)
Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
The Socialist Register 1990: Volume 26: The Retreat of the Intellectuals
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Essays on the retreat away from socialism and Marxism by Left or formerly Left intellectuals.
Why Marx Was Right
Eagleton, Terry
Eagleton takes common objections to Marxism and demonstrates how and why they are wrong.

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...