The IWW and Paid Staff

In the IWW, paid staff are often emblematic of a decayed, reactionary unionism. In this piece, Anton J., member of the Communist League and IWW, considers the question more closely.

Review of “Karl Marx” by Karl Korsch - Paul Mattick

Living Marxism cover

Paul Mattick Sr.'s 1939 review, from Living Marxism, of Karl Korsch' biography simply titled Karl Marx, first published in English in 1938. Mattick finds the biography largely relevant to proletarian revolution, yet critiques Korsch for his misreading of Lenin.

A Marxist Critique of Anarchism

Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin

Transcript of the opening remarks from a Marx Centenary special talk by Steve Coleman for the Socialist Party of Great Britain on 28 August 1982. Full audio recording also available online.

To Hell With Democracy?

Rather than blanket rejection or blind leftist worship, communists should aim for a more nuanced position on democracy that recognizes its importance in working class organizations as well as its limitations.

Karl Marx and the anarchists - Paul Thomas

Karl Marx and the Anarchists examines Marx's confrontations with anarchist theoreticians he encountered at various stages of his career as a revolutionist. Paul Thomas argued that Marx's attacks on Stirner, Proudhon, and Bakunin strongly influenced his own interpretation of revolutionary politics, and are of vital importance to an understanding of the subsequent enmity between Marxists and Anarchists.

Ethnology, historical materialism and the dialectical method – Paul Kirchhoff

The world-renowned ethnologist—and former member of the KAPD—explains the basic principles of ethnology, i.e., “the study of classless primitive society”, in this series of lectures delivered at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1938-1939.

About the book of S. Frank. - Georgi Plekhanov

Translation of a review, from Vol. 11 of the (Russian) C.W. of Plekhanov, pp. 348–58. It deals with the alleged contradiction between the Volumes of Capital.

On Croce's book - Georgi Plekhanov


Plekhanov on the law of the fall in the rate of profit and the alleged contradiction between Volumes One and Three of Capital.

The Alternative to the Micro-Sect - Hal Draper

The world of sects

The first of two papers arguing for the need to break from the 'sect' form of organisation.

The Anatomy of the Micro-Sect - Hal Draper

The world of sects

The second of two papers arguing for the need to break from the 'sect' form of political membership organisations.