Root & Branch

Authority and democracy in the United States - Paul Mattick

Authority and democracy in the United States - Paul Mattick
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Paul Mattick shows that corresponding to the absence of a socialist movement in America is the absence of fascistic movements as attempted resolutions of extreme class conflict. The complacency of the American working class, however, depends upon continuing capitalist expansion. Thus, the limits imposed by the developing crisis create the possibility of a break with the belief that politics can be safely left to the bourgeoisie.

An article by Paul Mattick Sr. published late 1978/early 1979 in Root & Branch magazine (No. 7).

Are we headed for another depression ? - Fred Moseley

Are we headed for another depression ? - Fred Moseley

An article by 'Mose' (Fred Moseley) published late 1978/early 1979 in Root & Branch magazine (No. 7).

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Summarizing from a Marxian perspective the most important factors determining the structure of the economy, Mose concludes that both the squeezing of workers' living standards and government economic interventions can, at best, only prevent a sudden collapse of the system.

Root & Branch pamphlets

Links to our archive of pamphlets published by US libertarian socialist group, Root & Branch.

Jeremy Brecher recalls forty years with Tim Costello

Jeremy Brecher's obituary of Tim Costello, who wrote for Root & Branch occasionally.

Root & Branch: a libertarian socialist journal

Partial archive of the 1970s libertarian socialist publication out of the U.S.

At least 10 issues were published from 1969-1982.

The CIO: from reform to reaction - E. Jones

First Convention of CIO, Pittsburgh 1938

In popular mythology, the CIO was a revolutionary union in the tradition of the IWW. In actuality, the CIO was created by those opposed to the kind of working class self-activity best embodied in the U.S. by the IWW. This article by E. Jones, from Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal (number 6; n.d.; c. 1970s), critiques the CIO's reactionary role in containing class struggle militancy.

Review: The American Working Class in Transition by Kim Moody - Root & Branch

Joel Stein reviews Kim Moody's book on the American working class in transition for Root & Branch No. 1, 1970, dealing in particular with Moody's take on the unions.

Strike!: A Review - Root & Branch

Jeremy Brecher's Strike!, reviewed by Steven Sapolsky in Root & Branch No. 4, 1973

Theory and practice: an introduction to Marxian theory - Root and Branch

1979 article by Root and Branch, introducing Marxist theory.

Other dimensions - Peter Rachleff

Paul Mattick's critique of Marcuse reviewed by Peter Rachleff in Root & Branch No. 4 (1973), pp. 52-55