The Algebra of Revolution

Author: John Rees
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134639279
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Algebra of Revolution is the first book to study Marxist method as it has been developed by the main representatives of the classical Marxist tradition, namely Marx and Engels, Luxembourg, Lenin, Lukacs, Gramsci and Trotsky. This book provides the only single volume study of major Marxist thinkers' views on the crucial question of the dialectic, connecting them with pressing contemporary, political and theoretical questions. John Rees's The Algebra of Revolution is vital reading for anyone interested in gaining a new and fresh perspective on Marxist thought and on the notion of the dialectic.

Revolutionary Studies

Author: Paul Le Blanc
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467821
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With characteristic clarity and insight, historian and activist Paul Le Blanc offers a sweeping survey of the key contributions of Marxist theory, exploring its relevance to twentieth-century revolutionary movements and figures. Paul Le Blanc Has written on and participated in the US labor, radical and civil rights movements, and is author of numerous books.

How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions Abridged Edition

Author: Neil Davidson
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Praise for How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?: "I was frankly pole-axed by this magnificent book. Davidson resets the entire debate on the character of revolutions: bourgeois, democratic and socialist. He's sending me, at least, back to the library."—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums In this abridged edition of his magisterial How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? Neil Davidson expertly distills his theoretical and historical insights about the nature of revolutions, making them available for general readers. Neil Davidson currently lectures in Sociology with the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Glasgow.

A Defence of History and Class Consciousness

Author: Georg Lukács
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859843703
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Thought to have been destroyed until recently discovered in Moscow's CPSU archives, this polemic by the 'philosopher of the October Revolution' was written in 1923 in response to Stalin's onslaught on his earlier History and Class Consciousness.

Understanding History

Author: George Novack
Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY)
ISBN: 9780873486057
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How did capitalism arise? Why has this exploitative system exhausted its potential? Why is revolutionary change fundamental to human progress?

Black Flame

Author: Lucien Van der Walt
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781904859161
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Part one of a two-part history of the non-Marxist, libertarian form of socialism, aka anarchism. From its origins in the 18th century and the conflicts with Marx in the First International to insurrections, trade unions and specific anarchist organisations, the hidden history of an alternative tradition is revealed. The ideas about socialism so prevalent today, that it equates with state ownership, that is the perogative of the Party, that it has somehow failed, are all dismantled in this scholarly engagement with a complex ideology.

Marx at the Margins

Author: Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634570X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.

Marxism in a Lost Century

Author: Gary Roth
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004282262
Format: PDF
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Marxism in a Lost Century retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick. Three biographical themes receive special attention -- the self-taught nature of left-wing activity, Mattick’s publishing endeavors, and the nexus of men, politics, and friendship.