Marxism

Notes on Bakunin's book 'Statehood and anarchy' - Karl Marx

Marx responds to Bakunin's criticisms of Marx and Marxism. Marx's comments were written at the end of 1874 as he read Bakunin's book as part of his efforts to learn Russian and to study Russian society.

Marxism is Dead! Long Live Marxism - Mike Rooke

Poster for the Third International

An examination of the limits of 2nd & 3rd International 'Orthodox Marxism' and the later theoretical contribution of the Situationist Guy Debord.

Libertarian Marxism's Relation to Anarchism - Wayne Price

The current world-wide revival of anarchism is premised on the decline of Marxism. Yet there remains a strand of Marxism (libertarian or autonomist Marxism) to which anarchists often feel close and whose followers often express a closeness to anarchism.

The philosophical roots of the Marx-Bakunin conflict - Ann Robertson

Article about political differences between Bakunin and Marx, which correlated to the anarchist-Marxist split in the First International.

The author is biased in favour of Marx's views, but fails to give credit for Bakunin's influence on Marx (such as forcing him to clarify his views on the state) or those instances where Bakunin had more insight than Marx (such as on the evolution and counter-revolutionary nature of Social Democracy).

A Grammar of the Multitude - Paolo Virno

A Grammar of the Multitude (cover)

A philosophical account of the concept of 'multitude', popular in the wake of Negri & Hardt's 'Empire'.

Theses on the mass worker and social capital - Silvia Federici and Mario Montano

A text from the first wave of Italian ‘autonomist Marxist’ theory, first published under the name Guido Baldi in Radical America (Vol. 6, No. 3, May-June 1972).

There and back again: mapping the pathways within autonomist Marxism - Steve Wright

Steve Wright analysis different currents of autonomist Marxism, centred in Italy from the 1960s and 70s to today.

Review: Cyber-Marx - Aufheben

Cyber-Marx!

Aufheben critically review Nick Dyer-Witheford's Cyber-Marx: cycles and circuits of struggle in high-technology capitalism and its basis in the flawed theories of Antonio Negri.

Keep on smiling - questions on immaterial labour

Aufheben critically review Negri and Hardt's works, Empire and Multitude, examining in particular their conception of "immaterial labour".

Théorie Communiste responds

The last instalment of the Théorie Communiste-Aufheben debate.