Karl Marx

Beyond the agrarian revolution - Peter Jonas

Agricultural workers

The text translated below discusses the role of the agrarian revolution in marxist political movements and the underlying historical/theoretical assumptions about capitalist development. It also goes into the current state of affairs resulting from the global demise of the independent peasantry and revolutionary peasant movements, and asks what remains of a communist agrarian programme.

Bloody legislation against the expropriated

Vagrant being punished in Tudor England

Karl Marx's short history of the violent legislation introduced by governments in Europe to force peasants removed from their land into wage labour from the 16th century.

Whatever happened to Dear old Lenin?

I read a book by Lenin and I made some notes. The emphasis in the quotes are mine.

Communism has not yet begun - Claude Bitot

Karl Marx

First published in 1995 in France: Section One, “The Historical Balance Sheet” includes chapters on: communist movements throughout history; Marx and Engels and communism; “Real” vs. “Formal” domination of capital and the importance of this distinction for understanding the failure of the old workers movements (capitalism was not “obsolete” prior to 1945). Section Two, “Perspectives”, contains an extensive discussion of: the economic roots of capitalism’s current crisis (the “final stage of its cycle”); the communist revolution; and socialism.

Statism and anarchy - Mikhail Bakunin

Containing his most fully-developed critique of Marx and his methods, Statism and Anarchy was Bakunin's only book-length publication in his lifetime.

Marx Without Myth (1975) Maximilien Rubel

Marx Without Myth (1975) Maximilien Rubel

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Reproduced for reference.

Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch (1914) Vladimir Lenin

Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch (1914) Vladimir Lenin

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Text reproduced here for reference.

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1928) Otto Rühle

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1928) Otto Rühle

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Reproduced here for reference

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1927) David Riazanov

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1927) David Riazanov

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Reproduced here for reference.

Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography (2010) Rolf Hosfield

Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography (2010) Rolf Hosfield

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Reproduced here for reference.