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.

Submitted by Tyrion on September 13, 2013

The result is an insightful primer that sidesteps the typical anarchist vs. Marxist debates. Price presents Marxs theory as an as-yet-unsurpassed explanation of contemporary capitalism, one that will aid in the task of overcoming the market and ushering in an era of collective, participatory control of the economy, inspired by anarchist political and ethical traditions.



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Submitted by Spikymike on September 25, 2013

A useful if limited introductory text for those anarchists still unable to treat Marx's contribution to revolutionary theory seriously, but reference to some of the critical reviews it received could be helpful to anarchist readers.

One I recall can be found in a short article titled 'Marxism' and Anarchism by Ricardo Monde which compares some of Wayne's conclusions with another text by the late John Crump titled 'A Contribution to the Critique of Marx' in the library here.

See: (issue 22).

Hopefully anarchist readers will not take Wayne's particular understanding (or in some respects misunderstanding) of Marx and Marxism as the final word.

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Submitted by Black Badger on September 25, 2013

Or his particular -- or is that peculiar? -- understanding of anarchism either.