PDFs

The holy family, or critique of critical criticism - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

Marx and Engels' 1844 critique of the Young Hegelians and their ideas which were very popular in academia at the time.

The right to be lazy - Paul Lafargue

Artwork for libcom.org

Paul Lafargue argues for the working class's right to be lazy, and why productivity is the bosses' problem, not ours...

Cyber-Marx: Cycles and circuits of struggle in high technology capitalism - Nick Dyer-Witheford

The complete text of Nick Dyer-Witheford's 1999 book, which provides an analysis of information-age capitalism and the movements currently dissolving it. In PDF format.

Open letter to comrade Lenin - Herman Gorter

Gorter responds with radical criticism to the reformist programme advocated by Lenin - i.e., for European communists to work within their Parliaments and existing unions.

The story of our origins - Gilles Dauvé

Workers storm the Royal Palace in the German Revolution

Dauve traces the emergence of the ultra-left current in the aftermath of WWI and the failure of the Russian and German Revolutions.

The "Renegade" Kautsky and his Disciple Lenin - Gilles Dauvé

Dauvé traces the development of Lenin's ideas from Karl Kautsky and situates them within both the historical context and the Second International.

The struggle against fascism begins with the struggle against Bolshevism - Otto Ruhle

Left communist pamphlet from 1939 that points the finger at Lenin and the Bolsheviks for crippling the international workers' movement with authoritarian tactics and for developing a totalitarian and capitalist system of rule in the USSR.