Karl Marx

When Language Goes on Holiday: Philosophy and Anti-philosophy in Marx and Wittgenstein

David Adam examines the overlapping analyses of philosophical language put forward by Karl Marx and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Marginal notes on the program and rules of Bakunin's International Alliance of Socialist Democracy - Karl Marx

Brief notes Karl Marx hand wrote in the margins of a leaflet containing the programme of Bakunin's Alliance, on 15 December 1868.

Dispatches for the New York Tribune: selected journalism of Karl Marx

Karl Marx is arguably the most famous political philosopher of all time, but he was also one of the great foreign correspondents of the nineteenth century. Drawing on his eleven-year tenure at the New York Tribune (which began in 1852), this completely new collection presents Marx's writings on an abundance of topics, from issues of class and state to world affairs. Particularly moving pieces highlight social inequality and starvation in Britain, while others explore his groundbreaking views on the slave and opium trades. Throughout, Marx's fresh perspective on nineteenth-century events reveals a social consciousness that remains inspiring to this day.

The best brick you’ll ever read: why Wobblies should read “Capital”

A short review by Lou Rinaldi of Capital, which he advocates for Wobblies and the like-minded to read.

Letters of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels 1842-1895

An epub collecting the letters of Marx and Engels from 1842 to 1895. Letters taken from marxists.org.

Karl Marx: early writings

A collection of Marx's writings from 1843-1844. Arguably most notable among the writings is his Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, though the collection contains other important works such as On the Jewish Question.

The class struggles in France, 1848-1850 - Karl Marx

Marx's first full application of historical materialism to an ongoing event.

The basic principles of Marxism - Critique Sociale

A brief introduction to the main tenets of Marxism by the French group, Critique Sociale.

Scaling the wall: what to do if you get stuck while reading Marx’s Capital

Lots of people who start Karl Marx's Capital get stuck somewhere in the early chapters of volume 1. In this post, I make some suggestions about how to get unstuck and read the whole book.

The guignol in history - Amadeo Bordiga

In this 1953 article from the “Thread of Time” series, Amadeo Bordiga addresses the role of the great man or “man of destiny” in history, whose modern representatives he calls “Guignols” (grotesque puppets)—devoid of individuality, vacuous, two-dimensional receptacles for the cult of personality—from Napoleon to Eisenhower, and situates this phenomenon in the context of the historical materialist doctrine of Marx and Engels as expounded in the latter’s text, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy.