Karl Marx

Karl Marx and the state

David Adam addresses Marx’s concept of a socialist society in relation to various concepts of the state.

Capital - Karl Marx

The complete text online of Marx's Magnum Opus, Capital: a critique of political economy, a devastating critical analysis of capitalism.

The Commodity, Chapter 1, Volume 1 of the first edition of Das Kapital

Translation of The Commodity the original chapter 1 of the first edition of Das Kapital and The Value-Form, the associated Appendix.

Misunderstanding Marx from the Beginning: Notes on the Three Peculiarities of the Equivalent Form in Vol. 1 of Capital

(In memory of Cyril Smith, whose translation correction led to a close reading and consideration of this material.)

"Marx's Concept of Intrinsic Value" by Andrew Kliman

This essay delves into the often misunderstood topic of Marx's distinction between value and exchange-value. From Historical Materialism 6, Summer 2000.

Karl Marx on alienated labour

An extract from Marx's 1844 Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts on the process of alienation of the worker from their work.

Marx on the piss; a London pub crawl with Karl Marx in the late 1850s - Wilhelm Liebknecht

An account by Liebknecht of a smashing drunken evening in London town, written some 40 years after the event...

Robert Stern's Commentary and Synopsis of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

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Money and Crisis: Marx as Correspondent of the New York Daily Tribune, 1856-57 - Sergio Bologna

Sergio Bologna on Marx's writings on capitalism and crisis in the world recession of 1856-58.

Back to the future - The continuing relevance of Marx - Martin Glaberman and Seymour Faber

Article by Martin Glaberman and Seymour Faber discussing the ongoing relevance of much of Karl Marx's work to the contemporary class struggle