Marxism

Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory

Keynesian economics claimed to have overcome the problem of economic depressions. However, as Mattick argues that crises are inherent within capitalism and that neither the market nor Keynesianism can stop "the steady deterioration of the economy". Written in 1974, Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory is one of Mattick's most valuable contributions to the Marxist critique of political economy and radical theory in general.

One-dimensional man: Studies in the ideology of advanced industrial society - Herbert Marcuse

Originally published in 1964, One-Dimensional Man quickly became one of the most important texts in the ensuing decade of radical political change.

The enigma of capital and the crises of capitalism - David Harvey

Taking a long view of the current economic crisis, eminent academic David Harvey explains how capitalism came to dominate the world and why it resulted in the current financial crisis.

Disassembly required: A field guide to actually existing capitalism - Geoff Mann

To imagine how we might change capitalism, we first need to understand it.

Essays on Marx's theory of value - Issak Rubin

Essays on Marx's theories of value by a seminal Marxist writer.

A history of socialist thought: Volume II - Marxism and anarchism 1850-1890

G.D.H. Cole's volume chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1850-1890.

The value of radical theory: An anarchist introduction to Marx's critique of political economy - Wayne Price

The Value of Radical Theory achieves two main goals. It explains Marxs economic theory, providing readers with a solid foundation in his critique of capitalism. Prices political insights also offer a framework through which anarchists can understand and use Marx, while remaining anarchists.

A companion to Marx's Capital - David Harvey

“My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx’s own terms…”: David Harvey's reading guide to Marx's magnum opus.

The "dictatorship of the proletariat" in Marx and Engels - Hal Draper

Good article from 1987 explaining that the use of the term "dictatorship of the proletariat" in German by Marx and Engels is not the same as the English word "dictatorship" and does not conflict with democracy.