Karl Korsch

Evolution of the Problem of the Political Workers Councils in Germany - Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch on problems with the workers' councils in the German revolution, written in 1921.


Karl Marx - Karl Korsch

Left communist Karl Korsch's detailed biography of Karl Marx.

In DOC format.

From www.bopsecrets.org

The Marxism of Karl Korsch - Paul Mattick

Paul Mattick on the socialist politics of Karl Korsch.

Paul Mattick in Survey No. 53, October 1964

The Crisis of Marxism - Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch

Korsch's 1931 essay discusses Marxism's crisis as an imbalance between its "theoretical expression" and "the practical needs of the proletarian class struggle" - and seeks to account for it in the historical development of Marxism from an evolving "radical critique" into an ideological "scientific system".

Karl Korsch in Spain - Paul Piccone

Paul Piccone on libertarian marxist Karl Korsch in Spain. In PDF format.

Ideology and Superstructure in Historical Materialism - Franz Jakubowski

Apparently freely available online for the first time here, this 1930s book is far less well known than its subject matter. With an admirable clarity of style, Jakubowski provides a summary of the main themes of Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness and Korschs' Marxism and Philosophy (Korsch was a personal friend of Jakubowski.)

Considered on their publication in 1923 to be 'heretical' to Communist orthodoxy, Lukacs and Korsch were primarily concerned with the inter-relationship of organisation and consciousness, theory and practice - praxis.

Karl Korsch: a Marxist friend of anarchism - A.R. Giles-Peters

A look at the life of Marxist theoretician Karl Korsch, and the relevance of his theoretical work to anarchism.

The pursuit of revolutionary struggle by what Marxism and Philosophy called an "ideological dictatorship" is in three ways different from the system of intellectual oppression established in Russia today in the name of the "dictatorship of the proletariat." First of all, it is a dictatorship of the proletariat and not over the proletariat.

Lenin's philosophy - Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch on the philosophy of Lenin, written in 1938.

This article first appeared in Living Marxism IV:5 (November 1938) a council communist journal edited by Paul Mattick. It had first been written for the Institute for Social Research (Frankfurt School) journal Zeitschrift fur Sozialforschung but was not accepted.

The Fight For Britain, The Fight For Democracy, And The War Aims Of The Working Class - Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch on the working class and World War II in 1941.

The Fight For Britain, The Fight For Democracy, And The War Aims Of The Working Class (Prolegomena to a political discussion)