Marxism

Draft of an Article on Friedrich List’s book: Das Nationale System der Politischen Oekonomie

Epub of Marx's Draft of an Article on Friedrich List’s book: Das Nationale System der Politischen Oekonomie. Text taken from marxists.org.

Comments on James Mill, Éléments D’économie Politique

Epub of Marx's Comments on James Mill. Text taken from marxists.org.

Second Draft of Critique of Political Economy

Epub of Marx's Second Draft of Critique of Political Economy. Text taken from marxists.org.

Drafts of The civil war in France - Karl Marx

Epub of Marx's Drafts for The Civil War in France. Text taken from marxists.org.

Ideology and class struggle - Pierre Guillaume

A classic restatement of the views of Marx and Engels on ideology and the formation of class consciousness, contrasting them with the diametrically opposed views of Kautsky and Lenin, published in the French journal Spartacus in 1977 by the owner of La Vieille Taupe bookstore and the publishing house of the same name, formerly a member of Socialisme ou Barbarie and Pouvoir Ouvrier and an important figure of the ultra-left during the 1960s and 1970s, who was later to become notorious for “Holocaust denialism”.

Bakunin, Marx and the state - Barry Biddulph

The following has been taken from the Commune website and was the introduction to a joint meeting they did with the Communist Workers Organisation (CWO/ICT) at the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair. Audio of the meeting can be found here.

The Princess of Clèves Today - Anselm Jappe

Madame de La Fayette, author of the Princess of Clèves

A brief review of the history of the “value critique” current and its antecedents, with particular emphasis on its relation to the tradition of the critique of modernity, technology, and the ideology of progress, as well as a discussion of the capitalist recuperation of the “transgressive” cultural politics that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s partly in connection with the search for a replacement for the proletariat as “revolutionary subject”.

The empire of civil society: A critique of the realist theory of international relations - Justin Rosenberg

The empire of civil society - Justin Rosenberg

A provocative and original reconceptualization of international relations.

The myth of 1648: class, geopolitics, and the making of modern international relations - Benno Teschke

The myth of 1648 - Benno Teschke

This work presents a myth-busting account of how class conflict and economic development, and not only interstate rivalry, led to the emergence of the modern state system.

Anthropology: Reclaiming the dragon (what was primitive communism?) - Lionel Sims

red dragon

Article arguing that class society and patriarchy only arose ten to twenty thousand years ago. For over a hundred thousand years, before this counterrevolution, we lived in more gender-egalitarian and anarchist/communist hunter-gatherer societies. Lionel Sims shows the evidence for this counter-revolution in the Bible, in world-wide myths, in hunter-gatherer studies, in research on apes and in archaeology.