Karl Marx

State of the Union: Marx and America’s Unfinished Revolution – Robin Blackburn

Robin Blackburn on the failure of post-Civil War attempts to extend egalitarian impulses across race lines and factory floors, amid the sharpening class struggles of the Gilded Age. From New Left Review #61, January-February 2010.

Jacques Derrida - Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International

"Specter" is the first noun one reads in The Manifesto of the Communist Party. But that's just the beginning. Once you start to notice them, there is no counting all the ghosts, spirits, specters and spooks that crowd Marx's text. If they are to count for something, however, one must question the spectropoetics that Marx allowed to invade his discourse. In Specters of Marx, Derrida undertakes this task within the context of a critique of the new dogmatism and "new world order" that have proclaimed the death of Marxism and of Marx.

The Communist League: Martin Hundt

History of the origins of the Communist League and its actions and influence during the 1848 revolutions in the German states and Europe.

Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism - Peter Hudis

In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this book shows, through an analysis of his published and unpublished writings, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value production, alienated labor and capitalist accumulation.

Later Political Writings - Karl Marx (Cambridge University Press translations)

Brings together translations of Marx's most important texts in political philosophy written after 1848. The works are presented here complete, according to the first editions or the earliest manuscript state, and include the Manifesto of the Communist Party, the Preface of 1859 to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, The Civil War in France, and the little-known Notes on Adolph Wagner. More than most political theorists, Marx made contemporary politics the focus for his theoretical work. He created a distinctive kind of political theory, and this volume makes it accessible today.

Marx 2000 - Robert Kurz

Article by Robert Kurz, from 1st Feb 1999, also published as a Krisis pamphlet.

What Marx should have said to Kropotkin - Adam Buick

The following is the transcript of a talk given by Adam Buick to the 1994 'Socialist Party of Great Britain Summer School', which was held that year at Ruskin College in Oxford, England.

Karl Marx: the story of his life - Franz Mehring

'Karl Marx: The Story of His Life' (German: 'Karl Marx. Geschichte seines Lebens'), first published in German in 1918, is considered a classic amongst biographies of Marx. Written by Franz Mehring (1846-1919).

A Companion to David Harvey's Companion to Marx's Capital, Chapter 1 - Critisticuffs

Critisticuffs take a critical look at David Harvey's 'A Companion to Marx's Capital'.

An unfinished revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln - Robin Blackburn

Examines the impact of the American Civil War on Karl Marx, and Karl Marx on America.