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The Question of a Stagnant Marxism: Is Marxism Exegetical or Scientific

Why is it that there exists a tendency in Marxism—itself a theory of change—that remains unchanging? Simoun Magsalin investigates.

Marx and Engels and Racialism – W. O. Henderson

Marx, his daughters & Engels.

In disputes with anarchists Marxists have often been quick to refer to Bakunin’s (and occasionally, Proudhon’s) anti-Semitism to try to dismiss the credibility of all that Bakunin ever wrote. Anarchists generally respond by openly acknowledging this horrible fault in Bakunin but also insisting that Bakunin had interesting and relevant aspects of his thought worth considering.

Yet Marxists seem more often unaware of and/or silent on the far greater number of racial and ethnic slurs and prejudices found in the writings of Marx and Engels. The following PDF article, whatever its limitations, is a convenient collection of some of these comments.

Critical Theory and Society: A Reader

Collection of writings from people associated with the University of Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, or the Frankfurt School

Notes on dialectics - C.L.R. James

C.L.R. James out of print major work written in 1948 and circulated within the Johnson Forest Tendency. James continued to recommend it as essential reading to members of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the early 1970s.

Introduction to the philosophy of marxism: part one - R.S. Baghavan, foreword by CLR James

Out of print introduction to Marxist philosophy by R.S. Baghavan of Socialist Platform.
Foreword by CLR James-- one of his last pieces of writing.

Marxism and politics - Ralph Miliband

Ralph Miliband's out of print introduction to Marxism. “The best primer on Marxism and politics ever written and Miliband's best book.” —Leo Panitch, professor of politics, York University

Workout. The Crisis of Labor and the Limits of Capitalist Society - Norbert Trenkle

Keynote lecture given by Norbert Trenkle of Krisis Group on the topic of "the future of work".

Interpreting Marx's Theory of the State and Opposition to Anarchism

Though Marx intended to dedicate a volume of Capital to the question of 'the State', he died before he could even begin that work. We are, therefore, left to reconstruct the 'Marxist theory of the state' from scattered references littered throughout Marx and Engels' collected works. My analysis investigates the shifts and contradictions in their thought, as well as the utility these contradictions served in misrepresenting the anarchist alternative.

The value of Noam Chomsky

A "personal essay" from 2015 on some of the reasons why Chomsky's fame -- unlike that of most public intellectuals -- is more than justified. Despite his rejection of the label, he is, in many respects, the quintessential Marxist.