Private property, exclusion and the state - Junge Linke

Junge Linke on the interdependence of private property, capitalism and the state

Why anti-national?

Why is nationalism so effective and so persistent? What is the basis for the continual appeal of nationalism in its many forms? Wine and Cheese tackle the question.

Capital and state - Gilles Dauvé

An extract of "The communist movement", 1972, on communism, capital and their relation to the capitalist state.

The Capitalist State: Illusion and Critique by Werner Bonefeld

Johannes Agnoli has reminded us of the need to complement Marx’s critique of political economy with the critique of the political, of the state. Marx never wrote his projected book on the state. This has let generations of Marxists to argue over "the" Marxist theory of the state.

From party politics to service delivery to the politics of the poor

Philani Zungu's article arguing against the lip-service of politicians of 'service delivery' to South Africa's poor.

Absolute Property - G. Kay and J. Mott

An analysis of the nature and development of private property in relation to the state in class society, and the political prevention of the abundance that modern productive capacities make possible.

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.

War is the health of the state - Randolph Bourne

This classic first part of an essay entitled "The State," left unfinished at Bourne's untimely death in 1918, it explores the connection between patriotism, war, and the State.

The trial - Franz Kafka

Kafka by Warhol

Franz Kafka's seminal novel, telling the tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information.

Asbo your neighbours!

A member of one of London’s most experienced community action groups has hit out against the ‘hidden agenda’ of a new measure to give ASBO powers to Tenant Management Organisations.