Marxism

Thoughts on overcoming despair

Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will. But perhaps even some cautious optimism of the intellect, too?

Two cheers for the decline of the middle class

A short piece that challenges an article of faith among most commentators.

性别的逻辑——领域的分离与抛弃的过程

在性别去自然化、再生产劳动商品化的时代,借用马克思的价值理论重新思考21世纪的资本主义为何仍然需要将人类“深深印刻着这种或那种性别”。这篇马克思主义女权理论的重要作品终于翻译成中文。

Notes on Cedric Robinson's Black Marxism

I recently read Cedric J. Robinson's Black Marxism, the Making of the Black Radical Tradition, here's some quick notes.

An updated and improved Marxism

A brief outline of a 21st-century conception of revolution. The notion of a "dictatorship of the proletariat" that smashes the capitalist state in one great insurrection has to be put to rest. Realism (materialism) is better than idealism.

The working class strikes back

A review of a book published in 2018, The Class Strikes Back.

Rethinking the Marxist conception of revolution

A critique and revision of the Marxist conception of socialist revolution.

Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States

This book, published in 2014, attempts to bring Marxism and the solidarity economy together in both theory and practice.

The necessity of a moral revolution

Peter Kropotkin

Reflections on the moral transformation that has to occur, and that we can expect will occur in the coming decades.

Marx and Engels and the Communist Movement

The following article is a chapter from The Idea: Anarchist Communism, Past, Present and Future by Nick Heath. We should point out that whilst we regard Marx's analysis of capitalism and class society as a very important contribution to revolutionary ideas, we are critical of his attitudes and behaviour within both the Communist League and the First International.