The spectral figure of Amadeo Bordiga: a case study in the decline of Marxism in the West - John Chiaradia

John Chiaradia's 1972 dissertation on the left communist Amadeo Bordiga, specifically his political activities between 1912 and 1926, when he played a major role in the Italian Socialist party and later in the Italian Communist party, from which he and thousands of other anti-Stalinist communists were later expelled.

Communism has not yet begun - Claude Bitot

Karl Marx

First published in 1995 in France: Section One, “The Historical Balance Sheet” includes chapters on: communist movements throughout history; Marx and Engels and communism; “Real” vs. “Formal” domination of capital and the importance of this distinction for understanding the failure of the old workers movements (capitalism was not “obsolete” prior to 1945). Section Two, “Perspectives”, contains an extensive discussion of: the economic roots of capitalism’s current crisis (the “final stage of its cycle”); the communist revolution; and socialism.

Accumulatie en crisis - Sam de Wolff

Sam de Wolff

3 part article-series criticising both Tugan-Baranowsky and Luxemburg. Source: De Nieuwe Tijd, 20 (1915): 1–22; 353–72; 469–80.

Andrzej Stawar (1900-1961)


A brief biography of Andrzej Stawar, the Polish literary critic who broke with Stalinism in the 1930s but remained an independent Marxist. The biography is an excerpt from the introduction to Stawar’s collected works, Pisma ostatnie (published posthumously in 1961), and was translated for the journal New Politics.

Abstract labour and value in Marx’s system - Isaak Illich Rubin

An English translation of a lecture given at a meeting of the General Economics Section of the Institute for Economics, Moscow, by I.I. Rubin in May and June 1927. First published in 'Pod Znamenem Marksizma', 1927; source: 'Capital and Class' #5, Summer 1978; translated: by Kathleen Gilbert; transcribed: by Andrew Chitty.

Qualifizierte Arbeit und Kapitalismus - Hanns Deutsch

Werttheorie und Entwicklungstendenzen. pp. 102. Wien, Stern, 1904.

Marx? Which Marx? - Anders Ramsay

In order to read Marx afresh, previous interpretations of Marx need to be corrected. In particular, that which sees money and credit as surface phenomena, based on Marx's naturalistic understanding of value as being inherent in a commodity. This strand of Marxism overlooks the contemporary role played by credit in the reproduction of capital. Published 21 December 2009.

The CIA reads French theory: on the intellectual labor of dismantling the cultural Left - Gabriel Rockhill

Notwithstanding its limitations, an interesting historical look at the state's utilisation of academia and the cultural sphere in the struggle to discredit Marxism. First published 28/02/17 in 'The Philosophical Salon' of the 'LA Review of Books'.

Marxism and materialism - David-Hillel Ruben

Marxism and materialism - David-Hillel Ruben

A Study in Marxist Theory of Knowledge. 1979 (2nd edition)