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Investigación sobre el capitalismo llamado triunfante

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Spanish edition, by Ediciones Espartaco Internacional, of Claude Bitot's book Enquête sur le capitalisme dit triomphant. There's a english version here.

Informe de la delegación siberiana - Leon Trotsky

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Spanish edition of a report from the siberian section of the Russian Social-democrat party, relevant because it's Tortsky's most critical stance thowards Lenin. The book also includes writings by Pierre Guillaume and Jean Barrot (Gilles Dauve)

Links to PDFs of 96 left-wing books

Here's a list (taken from wrightswriting.com) of some good leftist books. Click on the titles for the PDFs. It's a somewhat arbitrary list, but I tried to keep it confined to fairly easy-to-read books, not overly theoretical or abstruse ones that might leave the beginning reader bewildered. I've been unable to find PDFs of certain excellent works, unfortunately. You can also check out the extraordinary footnotes to Chomsky's Understanding Power, which have informative excerpts from hundreds of books. .

An Ode to Chomsky

A 'personal essay' on dichotomies like decadence vs. health, particularity vs. universality, subjectivity vs. objectivity, and misanthropy vs. 'philanthropy,' which uses Noam Chomsky as a symbol of the 'positive' side of these dichotomies and a device to help us avoid the negative. It's important to reject misanthropy and (generally speaking) decadence. Along the way are thoughts on intellectuals, postmodernism, empiricism, left-wing intolerance, etc.

Walter Rodney's "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa"

Notes on a classic work of dependency theory.

The rise of the right in the United States

Staughton Lynd’s classic "Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism" (1968)

Staughton Lynd

Notes that were taken in graduate school.

Notes on a Marxist history of empiricism

George Novack

A summary of an old critical Marxist history of empiricism.