libcom.org further reading guide

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libcom.org's reading guides, organised by subject, including other media like film and photographs.

Submitted by Steven. on January 26, 2010

This guide is always being expanded, so please check back.

Some of these guides have been adapted from Chris Wright's revolutionary reading guide

Using this guide

Submitted by Steven. on May 5, 2011

Please note that this is a further reading guide. For your first point of call on a subject, visit the tag of the subject on libcom.org. This is linked to at the top of each guide, and contains all contents that we have on the subject on libcom.org, as well as often key introductory texts.

- Many of the texts listed in the guide are already hosted on libcom, so if there is not an active hyperlink just search the site for the text first. If there is a hyperlink missing, please feel free to edit the guide to insert the missing link, or mention it in the comments.
- particularly recommended texts are denoted with an asterisk*
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- if you would like to compile a guide for a topic which we do not have covered yet, please feel free. Just click "add a child page" on the front page of the reading guide and fill it in.

Afghanistan - further reading guide

Soviet troops in Afghanistan, 1979

libcom's guide to further reading on the history of Afghanistan, and war and working class struggles there.

Submitted by Steven. on February 1, 2010

Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan - O. Roy
The Hidden War - A. Borovik
The Tragedy of Afghanistan - R. Anwar
Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and Afghan Response, 1979-82 – K. Hassan
Out of Afghanistan: The History of the Soviet Withdrawal – Cordovez/Harrison
TALIBAN: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia - A. Rashid
Unholy Wars – J. Cooley
Holy War, Unholy Victory: Eyewitness to the CIA's Secret War in Afghanistan - Kurt Lohbeck

Algeria - reading guide

The FLN war as depicted in the film Battle of Algiers

libcom's guide to further reading about class struggle and history in Algeria.

Submitted by Steven. on February 1, 2010

General Histories
Charles Robert Ageron, Modern Algeria: a history from 1830 to the present (1991)
Samir Amin, The Maghreb in the Modern World: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco (1970)
Mahfoud Bennoune, The Making of Contemporary Algeria, 1830-1987 (1988)
John P. Entelis, Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized (1986)
James McDougall, A History of Algeria (2017)
John Ruedy, Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation (2005)
Benjamin Stora, Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History (2004)

Algerian War of Independence - Histories
Abder-Rahmane Derradji, The Algerian Guerrilla Campaign: Strategy and Tactics (1997)
Martin Evans, Algeria: France's Undeclared War (2012)
Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (1978)
Todd Shepard, The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France (2008)

War of Independence Period – Primary Sources
Hamou Amirouche – Memoirs of a Mujahed: Algeria’s Struggle for Freedom, 1945-1952 (2014)
Henri Alleg, The Question (1958)
Paul Aussaresses. The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Algeria 1955-1957 (2004)
Simone de Beauvoir and Gisele Halimi, Djamila Boupacha : the story of the torture of a young Algerian girl which shocked liberal French opinion (1962)
Mohammed Bedjaoui – Law and the Algerian Revolution (1961)
Pierre Bourdieu, Algerian Sketches (2013)
Pierre Bourdieu, Picturing Algeria (2012)
Albert Camus, Algerian Chronicles (2006)
Gerald Davis, Algerian Diary: Frank Kearns & the “Impossible Assignment” for CBS News (2016)
Zohra Drif, Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter (2013)
Frantz Fanon, A Dying Colonialism
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of The Earth
Frantz Fanon, Towards the African Revolution
Mouloud Feraoun, Journal, 1955-1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War (2000)
David Gaula, [url=https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2006/RAND_MG478-1.pdf]Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958[/url] (1963)
Pierre Leulliette, St Michael and the Dragon (1964)
Robert Merle (ed.), Ahmed Ben Bella (1967)
Ted Morgan, My Battle of Algiers: A Memoir
Jules Roy, The War in Algeria (1961)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Colonialism and Neocolonialism (1964)
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, Lieutenant in Algeria (1957)
Germaine Tillion, France and Algeria: Complementary Enemies (1961)

The Far Right in the War of Independence
Alexandr Harrison, Challenging De Gaulle: The O.A.S. and the Counterrevolution in Algeria, 1954-1962 (1989)
Paul Henissart, Wolves in the City: The Death of French Algeria (1970)
Joachim Joesten, The Red Hand: The Sinister account of the Terrorist Arm of the French Right Wing 'Ultras' - in Algeria and on the Continent (1962)

Independent, Socialist Period (Autogestion Era)
Thomas L. Blair, “The Land to Those Who Work It”: Algeria’s Experiment in Workers’ Management (1970)
Ian Clegg, Workers' Self-Management in Algeria (1971)
Ben Bella on "national liberation"

State-Capitalist Period (Boumediene Era)
Christian Andersson, Peasant or Proletarian?: Wage Labour and Peasant Economy During Industrialization : The Algerian Experience (1985)
Karen Pfeifer, Agrarian Reform Under State Capitalism in Algeria (1985)
Rachid Tlemcani, State and Revolution in Algeria (1986)

Civil War period (1990s)
Youcef Bedjaoui, Abbas Aroua, Meziane Ait-Larbi (eds.) – An Inquiry into the Algerian Massacres (1999, with a forward by Noam Chomsky)
Karina Bennoune, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Mahfoud Bennoune, How Fundamentalism Produced a Terrorism Without Precedent (1994)
Martin Evans and John Phillips, Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed (2007)
Robert Fisk, Robert Fisk on Algeria: Why Algeria’s Tragedy Matters (2015)
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East (2005)
Luis Martinez, The Algerian Civil War

Anarchists texts
David Porter, Eyes to the South: French Anarchists & Algeria
Sail Mohamed, Algeria: The Kayble Mentality (1951)
Lucien Van Der Walt & Michael Schmidt, [i]The Anarchist Movement in North Africa: 1877-1951[/i]
Mohamed, Sail, 1894-1953 (biography)
Camus, Albert and the anarchists
The Algeria of Daniel Guérin, Libertarian
Address to Revolutionaries of Algeria and of All Countries – Khayati (S.I.)
Class Struggles in Algeria Khayati (S.I.)
Guigui-Theral, Albert, 1903-1982 alias Varlin

Other Recommendations
Osama W. Abi-Mershed, Apostles of Modernity: Saint-Simonians and the Civilizing Mission in Algeria (2010)
Henri Alleg, The Algerian Memoirs: Days of Hope and Combat (2011)
Henri Alleg, Red Star and Green Crescent (1985)
Pierre Bourideu, Algeria 1960: The Disenchantment of the World: The Sense of Honour: The Kabyle House or the World Reversed: Essays (1979)
Pierre Bourdieu, The Algerians (1962)
Zeynep Çelik, Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule (1997)
Julia A. Clancy-Smith, Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (1997)
Allison Drew, We are no longer in France: Communists in Colonial Algeria (2014)
Patricia Lorcin, Imperial Identies: Stereotypes, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria (1999)
Pamela Pilbeam, Saint-Simonians in Nineteenth-Century France: From Free Love to Algeria (2013)
Abdelmalek Sayd, The Suffering of the Immigrant (2004)
Letters from Algeria: the situation after the uprising - The Red Menace (1988)
Germaine Tillion, Algeria: The Realities (1976)
Eric R. Wolf, Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century

Anarchism - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading around the subject of anarchism.

Submitted by Steven. on October 11, 2008

Recommended
- An Anarchist FAQ
- Anarchist communism - an introduction
- Anarcho-syndicalism - an introduction
- Libertarian communism, capitalism and direct action - an introduction
- Primitivism, anarcho-primitivism and anti-civilisationism - criticism

Additional
Guerin
- No Gods, No Masters
- Anarchism: An Introduction

Murray Bookchin
- Listen, Marxist!
- Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism
- Post-Scarcity Anarchism
- Anarchism, Marxism and The Future of The Left
- Anarchist Papers
- Re-Enchanting Humanity: A Defense of the Human Spirit Against Antihumanism, Misanthropy, Mysticism and Primitivism
- The Murray Bookchin Reader
- The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years 1868-1936
- From Urbanization to Cities: Toward a New Politics of Citizenship
- The Ecology of Freedom
- Defending the Earth: A Dialogue Between Murray Bookchin and Dave Forman
- The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Dialectical Naturalism
- The Politics of Social Ecology - Janet Biehl, w/ Murray Bookchin
- Toward an Ecological Society
- Limits of the City
- The Third Revolution: Popular Movements in the Revolutionary Era
- Hip Culture
- Modern Crisis
- Urbanization Without Cities: The Rise and Decline of Citizenship
- The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship

Errico Malatesta
- Anarchy
- Fra Contadini: A Dialogue on Anarchy
- Selected Writings
- Malatesta's Anarchy

Emma Goldman
- Anarchism and Other Essays
- Red Emma
- Living My Life, 2 Vols.

Mikhail Bakunin
- God and State
- The Basic Bakunin
- Bakunin on Anarchism

Peter Kropotkin:
- The Conquest of Bread and Other Writings: The Conquest of Bread and Other Writings
- Anarchism; & Anarchist communism: [two essays]
- The Essential Kropotkin
- Memoirs of a Revolutionist
- The State--Its Historic Role
- Act for Yourselves: Articles from Freedom 1886-1907
- Fields, Factories and Workshops
- The Modern State
- Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

Pierre Proudhon
- The Philosophy of Poverty
- What is Property?
- The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century
- The Principle of Federation

Alexander Berkman
- ABC of Anarchism
- The Bolshevik Myth
- The Anti-climax
- The Kronstadt Rebellion

Rudolf Rocker
- Anarcho-syndicalism
- Anarchism and Anarcho-syndicalism
- Nationalism and Culture
- The Truth About Spain
- The Tragedy of Spain

Max Nettlau
- A Short history of Anarchism
- Anarchy Through The Times
- Errico Malatesta: Men and Movements in The History and Philosophy of Anarchism
- History of Anarchism: Men and Movements in The History and Philosophy of Anarchism
- Unfolding of Anarchism: Its Origins and Historical Development to the Year 1864

Noam Chomsky (Note: There is no one book where Chomsky lays out his anarchism, but that is his political conclusion, so to speak. He is also super-prolific!)
- Class Warfare
- Manufacturing Consent
- Chronicles of Dissent
- Keeping the Rabble in Line
- Language and Mind
- Language and Politics
- Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
- Power and Prospects
- The Essential Chomsky: Political Writings of Noam Chomsky
- Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
- Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship

Miscellaneous
- Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism- Schmidt/ van der Walt
- How Shall We Bring About the Revolution? : Syndicalism and the Co-Operative Commonwealth - Pataud/Pouget
- Sabotage - Emile Pouget
- Beware Anarchist a Life for Freedom : An Autobiography - Augustin Souchy
- The Unknown Revolution : 1917-1921 - Voline
- 1917. The Russian Revolution Betrayed - Voline
- Chomsky's Politics - Rai
- Chomsky's Revolution: Cognitivism and Anarchism
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: his revolutionary life, mind and works - Hyams
- Pierre Joseph Proudhon: his life and work - Woodcock
- Errico Malatesta, His Life and Ideas - Vernon Richards (ed.)
- Nationalism and the International Labor Movement: The Idea of the Nation in Socialist and Anarchist Theory - Michael Forman
- To Die on Your Feet: The Life, Times, and Writings of Praxedis G. Guerrero - Ward S. Albro, ed.
- 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey - Wrenching and Preparedness - Claire Wolfe
- Anarchism and Anarchists - George Woodcock
- Anarchy in Action - Colin Ward
- Bakunin : The Philosophy of Freedom - Brain Morris
- Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchism Organization from Proudhon to May 68 - Alexandre Skirda
- Gramsci and the Anarchists - Carl Levy
- Anarchism: Left, Right, and Green - Ulrike Heider

Adapted from Chris Wright's Revolutionary Reading Guide

Diagoras

13 years 6 months ago

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"101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey - Wrenching and Preparedness - Claire Wolfe"

I remember glancing through this book in a library once, and perhaps I missed something, but she seemed to be writing from a rather firmly libertarian-survivalist-capitalist position... the archetypal "gun toting redneck" of the American south. I don't really think an author that mentions Ayn Rand in her inspirations should really be considered in any serious discussion of anarchism ;).

rbgraham

11 years 7 months ago

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Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas includes a wide variety of original texts, some translated into English for the first time, in a three volume anthology of anarchist writings from ancient China to the present day. Volume One, subtitled From Anarchy to Anarchism (300CE-1939), begins with a text from 300CE by the Daoist sage, Bao Jingyan, and covers the English and French Revolutions, the origins of the European anarchist movement, the conflict between the proto-anarchist elements and Marxists in the First International, the development of anarchist communism, the rise of anarcho-syndicalism, the Mexican and Russian Revolutions, anarchism in China, Japan and Korea, the Platform and its critics, the struggle against fascism and the Spanish Revolution and Civil War. Many of the selections have not appeared in English translation before.
Volume Two, subtitled The Emergence of the New Anarchism (1939-1977), documents the remarkable resurgence of anarchism following the tragic defeat of the Spanish anarchists in the Spanish Civil War. Contributions include Daniel Guerin on libertarian communism, Noam Chomsky on anarchism, Diego Abad de Santillan on anarchism without adjectives, Philip Sansom and Maurice Joyeaux on the relevance of syndicalism, Marie Louise Berneri, Jean Sauliere and Voline on war and resistance, André Prudhommeaux, Louis Mercier Vega and Jacobo Prince on rebuilding the anarchist movement, Murray Bookchin on ecology and anarchy, the Cohn-Bendit brothers and the Provos on the student and youth revolution, plus material on science and technology, anarcha-feminism, bureaucracy and organization, and gay liberation.
Volume Three, which covers the period from the mid-1970s to the present day, includes material on especifismo, the horizontalidad movement in Argentina, global justice movements against neo-liberalism, the modern day Magonistas and Zapatistas in Mexico, contemporary syndicalism, libertarian economic alternatives, anti-capitalism, the revolt in Greece, direct action, eco-anarchism, sexual liberation, the Cuban anarchist movement, anarchism and indigenous movements, post-anarchism and libertarian democracy.

Argentina - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on Argentine history and class struggle.

Submitted by Steven. on February 1, 2010

*Argentina: The Malvinas and The End of Military Rule - Dabat/Lorenzano
Nunca Mas: A Report by Argentinas National Committee on Disappeared People
*The Communist Movement - F. Claudin
The Battle for the Falklands - Hastings/Jenkins
Argentina, 1943-76 - D.C. Hodges
Revolutionizing Motherhood - Bouvard
Anarchism and violence: Severino di Giovanni in Argentina, 1923-1931 Osvaldo Bayer
Argentina: From Anarchism to Peronism - R. Munck
Reversal of Development in Argentina - Waisman
The Socialist Party of Argentina, 1890-1930 - Walter
Argentina: From Anarchism to Peronism - Munck

Art - reading guide

Painting by Mark Rothko

libcom.org's guide to further reading around the subject of art, film, music and literature.

Submitted by Steven. on October 12, 2008

Introductory

- *Privatising culture - Chin Tao Wu
- What is Art? - Leo Tolstoy
- Art and Society -William Morris
- Allan Antliff - Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Art as a Weapon: Franz Seiwert and the Cologne Progressives - Martyn Everett

General Problems of Culture

- Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture – Nelson/Grossberg, Eds.
- Recapturing Marxism – Levine/Lembcke, Eds.

Literature and Art

- The Dada Painters and Poets – Motherwell, Ed.
- The Dada Almanac – Huelsenbeck, Ed.
- The Situationist International Anthology – Knabb, Ed.
- A Cavalier History of Surrealism - Vaneigem
- Dada: Art and Anti-Art – Richter
- Flight Out of Time – H. Ball
- Dada and Surrealism – M. Gale
- History of the Surrealist Movement – Durozoi
- Surrealism: Desire Unbound – Mundy, Ed.
- A Book of Surrealist Games – Brotchie
- The History of Surrealism – Nadeau, et al., Eds.
- The Social Significance of Modern Drama - Goldman
- To The Distant Observer - Burch (Japanese film)
- Cinema And Revolution - Schnitzer (Soviet film)
- Surrealist Women – Rosemont
- Manifesto of Surrealist Subversion
- Adorno’s Aesthetics of Music – Paddison
- Art, Class and Cleavage – Watson
- Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play – Watson
- New Musical Figurations - Radano
- The Invention of Art - Shiner
- Art, an Enemy of the People - Taylor

*C.L.R. James:
- Cricket
- Mariners, Renegades and Castaways
- Beyond a Boundary

*Arnold Hauser:
- A Social History of Art (Vol. 1-4)
- Mannerism
- The Philosophy of Art History
- The Sociology of Art
- *Ernst Bloch:
- Aesthetics and Politics
- Essays on the Philosophy of Music
- Heritage of Our Times
- Literary Essays

*Walter Benjamin:
- Illuminations
- Reflections
- Selected Writings (2 vols)
- The origin of German tragic Drama
- Charles Baudelaire
- Understanding Brecht

*Mikhail M. Bahktin:
- Art and Answerability
- Problems of Dostoeyevsky’s Poetics
- Rabelais and His World
- The Formal Method in Literary Scholarship

*Gyorgy Lukacs:
- The Historical Novel
- German Realists of the Nineteenth Century
- Goethe and His Age
- Studies in European Realism
- Essays on Realism
- Realism in Our Time
- Solzhenitsyn
- The Meaning of Contemporary Realism

*Theodore Adorno:
- Notes to Literature
- In Search of Wagner
- Quasi una Fantasia
- Introduction to the Sociology of Music
- Culture Industry
- Composing for the Films
- Sound Figures
- Minima Moralia
- Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy

Problems of Everyday Life - Trotsky
Selected Cultural Writings - Gramsci
Their Morals and Ours – Trotsky
Literature and Revolution - Trotsky
Art and Literature - Trotsky
Marxism and Art – Solomon
Marxism and Literature - Raymond Williams
Red Shelley - P. Foot (SWP-GB)
Shelley's Revolutionary Year - P. Foot (SWP-GB)
Revolution and The 20th Century Novel - Siegel
The Gathering Storm: Shakespeare's Histories - Siegel
The Necessity of Art – Fischer

*Terry Eagleton:
William Shakespeare
Marxist Literary Theory
The Function of Criticism
Against the Grain
The Ideology of the Aesthetic
The Rape of Clarissa
Literary Theory: An Introduction
Heathcliff and the Great Hunger: Studies in Irish Culture
Crisis of Contemporary Culture
Scholars and Rebels in 19th Century Ireland
Walter Benjamin
Nationalism, Colonialism and Literature (w/ Said)

Slavoj Zizek:
The Ticklish Subject
The Metastases of Enjoyment
The Indivisible Remainder
The Plague of Fantasies

Jacques Lacan:
Escrits
Vygotsky:
Mind in Society
Thought and Language
The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky
Educational Psychology
Wertsche:
The Concept of Activity in Soviet Psychology
Mind as Action
Vygotsky and The Social Formation of Mind
Foundations of Mind
Sociocultural Studies of Mind
Voices of the Mind
Culture Communication and Cognition
Vygotsky Today
*Voloshinov/Bhaktin
Freudianism
Marxism and the Philosophy of Language
The Dialogic Imagination

Shorty

13 years 5 months ago

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I would have thought Herbert Read's 'To Hell With Culture' would have been included in this? Despite the knighthood. :p

swinepigman.bl…

12 years 11 months ago

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Antonin Artaud, Theatre and its Double is a must read

Steven.

12 years 11 months ago

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If you want to edit and update the reading list, please feel free. And yes, putting some of that stuff on the site would be great.

Standfield

10 years 2 months ago

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Chin Tao Wu - Privatising Culture
Leo Tolstoy - What is Art?
William Morris - Art and Society
Allan Antliff - Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Martyn Everett - Art as a Weapon: Franz Seiwert and the Cologne Progressives

Volia

10 years 2 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Eric Hobsbawm-How to change the World:Tales of Marx and Marxism

Standfield

10 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

John Green - Ken Sprague: People's Artist

Had a search for Ken Sprague on Libcom, and I'm surprised there is no mention of him, despite him being a member of the Communist Party in the UK, as his work has influenced me (especially his lino prints) and many others who directed their efforts in producing political art works. Might write something on him to put on here, because he was an interesting character who grew up on a council estate opposite mine. He created many famous works including this one:

Standfield

10 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

I can't seem to edit the above post, but I meant I was surprised there was no mention of him on Libcom, EVEN THOUGH he was a member of the Communist Party and had some other slightly dodgy political moments. Still, his work was great.

Standfield

9 years 1 month ago

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Neo-Impressionism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Siècle France: Painting, Politics and Landscape - Robyn Roslak

Very interesting, hefty book.

Bolivia - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading around Bolivian history and workers' struggles.

Submitted by Steven. on February 1, 2010

*Rebellion in the Veins - J. Dunkerley
*Let Me Speak - Domitila
The Bolivian Revolution and U.S. Aid Since 1952 - J.W. Wilkie
Bolivia: The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society - H.S. Klein
The United States and Bolivia, A Case of Neo-colonialism - L. Whitehead
A History of the Bolivian Labour Movement - G. Lora
Politics of the Bolivian Military - J. Dunkerley
The Latin American Military as a Socio-political Force: Case Studies of Bolivia and Argentina - C.D. Corbett
We Eat the Mines and the Mines Eat Us - Nash

Capitalism - further reading guide

Pyramid of the capitalist system
Pyramid of the capitalist system

libcom's guide to further reading on capitalist economics, crisis and the history of capitalism.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

Capitalist economics and critique of political economy

*Karl Marx:
Wage-Labor and Capital
Value, Price, and Profit
Capital, Vol. 1-3
A Critique of Political Economy
The Poverty of Philosophy
Grundrisse
Capital, Vol. 4 (Theories of Surplus Value)
1844 Manuscripts

http://www.greenwich.ac.uk/~fa03/ (Alan Freeman's web site, lots of TSS conference materials)
*Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class – Lebowitz
*Open Marxism, 3 Vols. – Bonefeld, et al.
*Marx and Non-Equilibrium Economics – Freeman/Carchedi
*The Limits to Capital – Harvey
*Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money – Bonefeld/Holloway, Eds.
*Reading Capital Politically - Cleaver
*'Decadence': The Theory of Decline or The Decline of Theory?, 3 parts - Aufheben Web Site
The Invention of Capitalism – M. Perelman
Marx's method in 'Capital': A Reexamination - Moseley, Ed.
New Investigations of Marx's Method - Moseley, et al, Eds.
Marx and Keynes: The Limits of The Mixed Economy – Mattick
Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory – Mattick
Essays on Marx's Theory of Value - Rubin
Marx’s Theory of Crisis – Clarke
Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology - Clarke
Capital and Exploitation - John Weeks
Women, Men and the International Division of Labor – Nash/Fernandez-Kelly, Eds.
Outlines of a Critique of Technology - P. Slater

The Transition to Capitalism

Arcane of Reproduction – L. Fortunati
Caliban and the Witch – S. Federicci
The Work of Love – dalla Costa
Man's Worldly Goods - Huberman
The Age of Revolution - Hobsbawm
The Age of Capital - Hobsbawm
The Age of Empire or Industry and Empire – Hobsbawm
*The Brenner Debate – Philpin/Aston, Eds.
The Origin of Capitalism – Wood
The Pristine Culture of Capitalism – Wood
*The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism – Holton, Sweezey, Dobb, et al.
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture - D. B. Davis
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution - D. B. Davis
*Capitalism and Slavery – Williams
*The Many-Headed Hydra – Linnebaugh/Rediker
The Making of New World Slavery – Blackburn
Studies in The Development of Capitalism - M. Dobb
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Development - B. Moore, Jr.
The Rise and Fall Of The Great Powers - P. Kennedy
Absolutism and Revolution in Germany, 1525-1848 - Mehring
*Europe and The People Without History - Wolf
Religion and The Rise of Capitalism - R. H. Tawney
The Colonizer’s Model of the World – Blaut
The Invention of Capitalism – M. Perelman
A History of Capitalism – M. Beaud
The Structures of Everyday Life: Civilization and Capitalism - Fernand Braudel
The Wheels of Commerce: Civilization and Capitalism – Fernand Braudel
The Perspective of the World: Civilization and Capitalism – Fernand Braudel
Modern World System I-III – I. Wallerstein
The Capitalist World Economy - Wallerstein

Class Composition, Overaccumulation and Crisis (and related materials)

*The Politics of Change – Bonefeld, Ed.
*The Politics of Europe – Bonefeld/Psychopedis, Eds.
*Keynsianism, Monetarism and the Crisis of the State – Clarke
*Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money – Bonefeld/Holloway, Eds.
*Historical Materialism, Issues #4, 5 (Critique of Brenner)
*The Remaking of the American Working Class, The Restructuring of Global Capital and the Recomposition of Class Terrain – L. Goldner (on website w/ debate on document)
Working Class Autonomy and the Crisis - Red Notes
Autonomous Struggles and the Capitalist Crisis
*Capital and Class, Issues #52, 67
Accumulation Crisis - J. O'Connor
From Capitalist Crisis to Proletarian Slavery - George Caffentzis
Midnight Oil: Work, Capitalism, Energy – Midnight Notes Collective
Cyber-Marx – Dyer-Witherford
Socialism or Barbarism – I. Meszaros
Empire – Negri
In Praise of Hard Industries – E. Fingleton

“Marxist” Political Economy of the Crisis (and related materials)

*Uneven Development and the Long Downturn - Robert Brenner, New Left Review #229
The Boom and the Bubble – Brenner
Turbulence and the World Economy - Brenner
Late Capitalism - Mandel
The Second Slump - Mandel
The Crisis - Mandel
Restructuring the World Economy - J. Kolko
The Falling Rate of Profit in the Post-War United States Economy – Moseley
After Liberalism – I. Wallerstein
The New Imperialism - Biel
Globalization: The Critique of a New Orthodoxy, Chris Harman, ISJ #73
Explaining the Crisis - Chris Harman
The Faltering Economy - Foster/Szlajfer, Eds.
The Limits of Capital - Harvey
U.S. Capitalism in Crisis – David M. Gordon
Super-Profits and Crises! - V. Perlo
Turbulence in Economics: An Evolutionary Appraisal of Cycles and Complexity in Historical Processes - Francisco Louca
Long Cycles: Prosperity and War in the Modern Age - J. Goldstein
Two Crises: Latin America and Asia 1929-38 and 1973-83 – A. Maddison
Sweezy/Magdoff:
The Dynamics of U.S. Capitalism
The End of Prosperity
The Deepening Crisis of U.S. Capitalism
Stagnation and the Financial Explosion
The Irreversible Crisis

GeorgeZinn

8 years 6 months ago

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The above link http://www.greenwich.ac.uk/~fa03/ isn't working.

Chilli Sauce

8 years 6 months ago

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I noticed Forces of Labour wasn't on this list....

Education - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading on education.

Submitted by Steven. on October 12, 2008

*Jonathan Kozol:
- Savage Inequalities
- Illiterate America
- On Being A Teacher
- The Night Is Dark And I Am Far From Home
- Death At An Early Age
- Rachael and Her Children
- Free Schools
- Children of the Revolution
- Prisoners of Silence

*Michael Apple:
- Ideology and Curriculum
- Ideology and Practice in Schooling - w/Weiss
- Cultural and Economic Reproduction in Education: Essays on Class, Ideology and the State
- Official Knowledge
- The Politics of the Textbook
- Education and Power
- Democratic Schools
- Teachers and Texts

- *Schooling In Capitalist America - Bowles/Gintis
- *Power And Ideology In Education - Karabel/Halsey, Eds.
- *The Education of The Future - Castles/Wustenberg
- *The Long Haul: An Autobiography - M. Horton
- *Inequality: A Reassessment of the Family and School in America - Gintis/Jencks/Smith, et al, Eds.
- *Racism in American Education - Sedlacek/Brooks
- *The Politics of Education - O'Malley/Rosen/Vogt, Eds.
- The Imperfect Panacea: American Faith in Education, 1865-1895 - H.J. Perkinson
- New Assault on Equality - Gartner, Ed.
- Children of the Dispossessed - Nurcombe
- The Student as Nigger - J. Farber
- Education For Alienation - N. Hickerson
- The Culture and Politics of Literacy - Winterowd

*Paulo Freire:
- Pedagogy of The Oppressed
- The Politics of Education
- Education For Critical Consciousness
- A Pedagogy For Liberation
- Ira Shore:
- Culture Wars: School and Society in The Conservative Restoration, 1969-84
- Critical Teaching and Everyday Life
- Freire for the Classroom

- Lives On The Boundary - M. Rose
- The Way It Spozed To Be - J. Herndon
- There Are No Children Here - A. Kotlowitz
- Education Under Socialism and Capitalism - C. Rosenberg (ISO)
- Working Class Without Work - Weis
- Beyond Silenced Voices - Weis/Fine
- Crossing The Tracks - A. Wheelock
- Working Class Women in the Academy - Tokaezyk/Fay
- Education, Democracy and Public Knowledge
- The Process of Education - J. Bruner
- The Politics of Literacy - M. Hoyles, Ed.
- The Bell Curve Wars - S. Fraser, Ed.
- The Education of Black People - W.E.B. DuBois
- Deschooling Society - I. Illich

Adapted by libcom from Chris Wright's revolutionary reading guide

Environment - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading on ecology, pollution and the environment.

Submitted by Steven. on October 24, 2008

Murray Bookchin:
The Ecology of Freedom
Defending the Earth: A Dialogue Between Murray Bookchin and Dave Forman
The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Dialectical Naturalism
The Politics of Social Ecology - Janet Biehl, w/ Murray Bookchin
Toward an Ecological Society
Other
The Heat is On - Gelbspan
Social Ecology After Bookchin - Light, ed.
Finding Our Way: Rethinking Eco-Feminism - Biehl
Ecofascism: Lessons From the German Experience - Biehl
Global Warming: The Complete Briefing - Houghton
Laboratory Earth - S. Schneider
Global Warming - S. Schneider
Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming - Christianson
Against the Tide - Dean
Our Ecological Footprint - Rees, et al.
The Greening of Marxism - Benton, ed.
The Invasion of Indian Country in the 20th Century: American Capitalism and Tribal natural Resources - Fixico
Capitalism, Democracy and Ecology: Departing from Marx - Luke
Ecological Politics and Policy in Developing Countries - Desai, ed.
Marx and Nature - Burkett
Is Capitalism Sustainable? - O'Connor, ed.
Natural Causes: Essays in Ecological Marxism - J. O'Connor
Work, Health and Environment - Levenstein, ed.
The Struggle for Ecological Democracy - Faber, ed.
Biodiversity and Democracy - Wood
Minding Nature: The Philosophers of Ecology - McAuley, ed.
Earth For Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greenwash - Tokar
The War Against the Greens: The 'Wise-Use' Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence - D. Helvarg
Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism - S. Beder
Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy - L. Gibbs
Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color - R. Bullard, ed.
Toxic Deception - Fagin, et al.
Divided Planet - Athanasiou
The Corporate Planet – Karliner
Ecology and Historical Materialism - Hughes
Environmental injustices, Political Struggles - Camacho, ed.
Corporate Predators - Mokhiber, et al.
Living Downstream - Steingraber
Our Children's Toxic Legacy - Wargo
Our Stolen Future - Colborn, et al.
Black Lung - Derickson
Chemical Exposures - Miller/Ashford
Hormonal Chaos - Krimsky
Generations at Risk - Schettler, ed.
No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia and Community Action - Brown
Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality - Bullard
A Hazardous Inquiry: The Rashomon Effect at Love Canal - Mazur

Redwinged Blackbird

10 years 4 months ago

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I think The Natural Alien by Neil Evernden and The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation by John Livingston would be badass contributions to this list you got goin' on here.

woooo

8 years 9 months ago

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"the environmentalism of the poor" - guha etc
critical reading of vandana shiva,
works by
ariel salleh

kolya abramsky

uri gordon

http://ecology.iww.org

eco-class-war discussion list
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/socialwar-energy-climatewar

eco-class-war zine
http://disaccords.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/zine-monkeywrench-downunder/

reading articles
https://delicious.com/dr.woooo/what-to-do-re%3A-climate-chaos

Climate, Capitalism, Growth, Development And Social Movements
https://www.facebook.com/groups/134494750049692/

Fascism - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading around the far right, fascism and Nazism.

Submitted by Steven. on October 24, 2008

*Under the Axe of Fascism – Salvemini
*Germany: 1929-1933 – Revolutionary History
*Fascism Without Revision - Agnoli
*The Rise of Italian Fascism – Tosca
The Fascist Movement in Britain - R. Benewick
Illusions of Grandeur: Mosley, Fascism and British Fascism, 1931-81 - D.S. Lewis
British Fascism - Lunn/Thurlow
The Mass Psychology of Fascism - Wilhelm Reich
Ecofascism: Lessons From the German Experience - Biehl
"The struggle against Fascism begins with the struggle against Bolshevism" - Otto Rühle
Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean: Remebering Fascism’s Empire – Doumanis
The Struggle against Fascism in Germany - Trotsky
The Struggle Against Fascism in Germany - Trotsky
Fascism and Big Business - Guerin
Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It - Trotsky
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – Shirer
The Brown Plague: Travels in Late Weimar and Early Nazi Germany – Guerin
The First Five Years of the Communist International - Trotsky
Nazism, Fascism and The Working Class – T. Mason
Social Policy and the Third Reich – T. Mason
The German Workers and The Nazis – Carsten
Hitler’s Foreign Workers – Herbert
Inside Nazi Germany – Peukert
From Kaisserreich to Third Reich: Elements of Continuity in German History, 1871-1945 - Fischer
The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience of a Single German Town -W.S. Allen
Beating The Fascists? - E. Rosenhaft
Marxism in The Face of Fascism - D. Beetham
German Big Business and The Rise of Hitler - H.A. Turner, Jr.
Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition and Racism in Everyday Life - D. Peukert
The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany - G. Lewy
Pius XII and The Third Reich: A Documentation - S. Friedlander
The Cross and The Fasces - R. Webster
The Seizure of Power: Fascism in Italy - A. Lyttleton
Hitler and the Peasants – Corni
Italian Fascism - G. Carocci
Scenes From the Anti-Nazi War - Davidson
Economy and Class Structure of German Fascism - Sohn-Rethel
Who Financed Hitler - Pool/Pool
Fascism and Dictatorship - Poulantzas
Political Economy of Human Rights: The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism - Chomsky
Imperialism and Fascism in Uganda - M. Mamdani
Washington and Third World Fascism - N. Chomsky

Novels:
*The Seventh Cross - Seghers
*Bread and Wine - Silone
*Fontamara - Silone
The Garden of The Fitzi-Continis - Bassani
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Brecht (drama)

S-J

9 years 6 months ago

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Are any of these available online or in the Libcom library? I have a copy of Rühle's "The struggle against Fascism begins with the struggle against Bolshevism" that I could scan and upload if its not on here anywhere.

Spassmaschine

9 years 6 months ago

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On a similar note, does anybody know if the Johannes Agnoli text "Fascism without revision" exists in English?

guadia

9 years 6 months ago

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banaji´s introduction into rosenberg´s book seems to be useful because it stresses that fascist movement in germany had wider social base then just petty bourgeoisie.

i don´t know if rosenberg´s work itself is somewhere on internet.

also, behemoth by neumann (it was translated into english by dauve if i remember well) is good.

Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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http://marxists.org/archive/rosenberg/index.htm

guadia

9 years 6 months ago

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thanks. but the "fascism as a mass-movement" itself? or is this piece somehow extract of "a history of the german republic"?

ocelot

9 years 6 months ago

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guadia

banaji´s introduction into rosenberg´s book seems to be useful because it stresses that fascist movement in germany had wider social base then just petty bourgeoisie.

i don´t know if rosenberg´s work itself is somewhere on internet.

Rosenberg: Fascism as a Mass-Movement

The translation that Banaji introduction prefaced in HM 20.1.

Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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another pretty influential piece (e.g. on Mason and Kühnl): August Thalheimer On Fascism (1930)

ocelot

9 years 6 months ago

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Is there any mileage in trying to come up with some kind of categorisation scheme to try and group the various texts?

For e.g. that Thalheimer piece is in the Bonapartist/Petty bourgeois family of theories of fascist origins (like Trotsky, for e.g. and no doubt a number of the others in the above), of the kind that Rosenberg was writing against.

Perhaps - Economistic, Culturalist, etc? Ideas?

Ed

9 years 6 months ago

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Yo, so I've not read a lot of these (though a few I have) and I'm not really sure how best to do it but I would say perhaps something along the lines of the other libcom reading guides (obviously not exactly coz lots of those are historical).. so, for instance, maybe:

Key Texts - a few key general ones, intros, explanations of fascism in simple terms etc
Then some different topics i.e. fascism and class struggle; fascism and women; psychology of fascism; resistance to fascism etc etc..

Would need people to write little intros to those that they know to help people have an idea of what these texts are.. any help would be well appreciated.

Steven.

9 years 6 months ago

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S-J

Are any of these available online or in the Libcom library? I have a copy of Rühle's "The struggle against Fascism begins with the struggle against Bolshevism" that I could scan and upload if its not on here anywhere.

thanks very much for the offer, but we have it here: http://libcom.org/library/fight-against-fascism-begins-with-fight-against-bolshevism-ruhle

please feel free to scan anything you have which we don't have in our library though!

drowsy

9 years ago

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Here's some more books on:

NAZI IMPERIALISM AND THE HOLOCAUST

Gotz Aly, 'The planning intelligentsia and the "Final Solution"'

Gotz Aly, Architects of annihilation: Auschwitz and the logic of destruction

Gotz Aly, Final Solution: Nazi Population Policy and the Murder of the European Jews

Gotz Aly, Hitler's Beneficiaries: How the Nazis Bought the German People

Shelley Baranovski, Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler

Philippe Burrin, Hitler and the Jews: the Genesis of the Holocaust

Philippe Burrin, Nazi Anti-Semitism: From Prejudice to the Holocaust

Ulrich Herbert, National Socialist Extermination Policies: Contemporary German Perspectives and Controversies

Ian Kershaw, Hitler: A Biography

Emanuel Sarkisyanz, From Imperialism to Fascism; Why Hitler’s "India" was to be Russia

Adam Tooze, Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

Feudalism - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading on feudalism and feudal systems.

Submitted by Steven. on October 25, 2008

*Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism - Anderson
*Lineages of The Absolutist State - Anderson
*Transition From Feudalism to Capitalism - Hilton, Ed.
*Feudal Society, Vol. 1 and 2 – Bloch
Europe and A People Without History - Wolf
The Brenner Debate - Brenner, Et Al.
History of The Middle Ages - H. Pirenne
Thomas Moore and His Utopia - Kautsky

Novels:The Abyss - Yourcenar

Gay liberation - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading on gay liberation, and gay and lesbian oppression.

Submitted by Steven. on October 25, 2008

*Fear of a Queer Planet – Warner
Homosexuality: Power and politics – Weeks
Sex, Politics and Society – Weeks
*The Material Queer – Morton
Foucault and Queer Theory - Tamsin Spargo
The History of Sexuality - Foucault

Riot_Queer

12 years 11 months ago

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May I also add:

Speaking Sex to Power: The Politics of Queer Sex by Patrick Califia

General strike 1926 - further reading guides

libcom's guide to further reading around the UK general strike of 1926.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

On Britain - Trotsky
Writings on Britain - Trotsky (3 Vols.)
Marxism and Trade Union Struggle: The General Strike of 1926 - Cliff/Gluckstein (SWPGB)
The General Strike - Skelley, Ed.
The General Strike - J. Symons
Nine Days - A.J. Cook
British Socialism - Anthony Wright
Communism in Britain - Woodhouse/Pearce
A Lost Left - Howell

Picket

10 years 7 months ago

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Browsing my Dad's Socialism bookshelf, I found:

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[color=red]MAY 1926[/color] "The General Strike"
[color=red]Britain's Aborted Revolution?[/color]
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[font=times]Christopher Farman[/font]
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I've flicked through it, it doesn't impress me...

Anyone know it? Read or burn?

Kronstadt_Kid

10 years 2 months ago

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Hi Pikel, I just finished reading Chris Farman's book.

It does not give a 'LibCom' perspective but I learnt much through the book and in certain chapters it does provide a history 'from below'.

Globalisation - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on globalisation and the struggle against it.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy - Noreena Hertz
Globalization and Its Discontents - Joseph E. Stiglitz
Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture - David Held, et al
The Globalization Syndrome - James H. Mittelman
The World Bank - Cheryl Payer
Panic Rules! Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy – Hahnel
False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism – Gray
The World’s Money: International Banking from Bretton Woods to the Brink of Insolvency - Michael Moffit
The WTO After Seattle - Jeffrey Schott
Whose Trade Organization? - Wallach, et al.
The Political Economy of the World Trading System : From GATT to WTO - Bernard Hoekman/Michael Kostecki
The WTO: Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization - Wallach, et al.
The End of Globalization : Why Global Strategy Is a Myth & How to Profit from the Realities of Regional Markets - Alan M. Rugman
Global Sex - Dennis Altman
Servants of Globalization : Women, Migration and Domestic Work - Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
Organising Labour in Globalising Asia - Jane Hutchison/Andrew Brown, Eds.
Naming the Enemy : Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalization - Amory Starr
Globalization : Neoliberal Challenge, Radical Responses - Robert Wentz
Workers Without Frontiers : The Impact of Globalization on International Migration - Peter Stalker
A Global Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights : The New Enclosures? - Christopher May
The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World – L. Lessig
Code - L. Lessig

Kevin Danaher:
Fifty Years is Enough
Globalize This!
Democratizing the Global Economy

IWMA - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading on the International Working Men's Association (IWMA), or First International.

Submitted by Steven. on October 25, 2008

*On The First International - Marx
*The First Four Internationals - George Novack
Anarchism - Marx/Engels/Lenin
The History of Socialist Thought, vol. 2 - G.D.H. Cole
A Short History of The European Working Class - Abendroth
Collected Works - Marx/Engels
Karl Marx: Man and Fighter - Nicolaievsky
Karl Marx - Otto Ruhle
*Karl Marx - Franz Mehring
*Friedrich Engels: His Life and Thought – Carver
*Engels After Marx – Carver
Marx and Engels: A Conceptual Concordance – Carver
Marx and Engels: The Intellectual Relationship – Carver
The Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels – Hunley
Engels and The Formation of Marxism - Rigby
The Letters of Karl Marx - Saul Padover, Ed.
The Revolutionary Ideas of Friederich Engels (International Socialism #65, 1994)

Imperialism - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to further reading on empire and imperialism.

Submitted by Steven. on October 26, 2008

A. Orthodox Imperialism
Imperialism – Lenin
Against the Current – Lenin/Zinoviev
Leon Trotsky:
Writings
On China
Results and Prospects/Permanent Revolution

Finance Capital - R. Hilferding
The Accumulation of Capital - R. Luxemburg
The Accumulation of Capital: An Anti-Critique - R. Luxemburg
Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital - N. Bukharin
Imperialism and the World Economy - N. Bukharin
Labor and Monopoly Capital - H. Braverman
Late Capitalism - E. Mandel
Monopoly Capital - P. Baran/P. Sweezy
Marxism and the New Imperialism, SWP(GB)

B. Imperialism: Dependency and World-Systems Theory
C. Imperialism as Practice
Angus Maddison:
C. Imperialism as Practice
Oil and The Class Struggle - Joe Stork
A Fate Worse Than Debt - George
Bread and Guns - Harris
The End of the Third World - Harris
Peasants and Proletarians - Cohen
Imperialism and Underdevelopment - Rhodes, Ed.
Corporate Imperialism - Girvan
Pentagon Capitalism - Melman
Peasant Wars of the 20th Century - Wolf
Development, Crises and Alternative Visions - Sen/Grown
Western Capitalism since the War - Kidron
The New State of the World Atlas - M. Kidron
Industrialization and Development in the Third World - R. Chandra
Transnational Corporations - R. Jenkins
Killing Hope – Blum
Neocolonialism – Vakhrushev
An Introduction to Neo-Colonialism – Woddis
The Meaning of the Second World War - Ernest Mandel

D. Global Capital Vs. Global Labor: Critique of Theories of Imperialism
*'Decadence': The Theory of Decline or The Decline of Theory?, 3 parts - Aufheben Web Site
Empire – Negri
The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism – F. Perlman

darstellung1991

5 years 8 months ago

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Hm, so why no additions of texts like Arrighi's The Long Twentieth Century, Gunder Frank, or Samir Amin? Also, I think Neil Smith's text on uneven and combined development would be good to add. two cents. Adding Marx's Volume 2 of Capital would be a good theoretical framework to add as well for understanding extension of markets through the political coercion tied to territorialism and spatial control (the core at decrypting imperialism), which does supplement Arrighi's extended riffs off of Volume 2.

Impossibilism - Jon White's reading guide

A guide to further reading around the subject of impossibilism.

Submitted by jondwhite on September 16, 2017

Capitalism
Economics for Beginners, 1935, John Keracher

Anti-Capitalism
The Policy of the Socialist League, June 1888, Commonweal
We Don't Want Full Employment, 1998, Ken Knabb
Beyond Capitalism, June 1993, Socialist Standard

Labourism
The Rise and Fall of the I.L.P., October 2009, Socialist Standard
Syndicalism: Its Origin and Weakness, October 1986, Socialist Standard
The General Strike Fiasco: Its Causes and Effects, June 1926, Socialist Standard
Commodity Struggle or Class Struggle, November 1920, Socialist Standard
Remember Tonypandy, December 1910, Socialist Standard
As to Politics, 1907, Daniel De Leon

Radicalism
Anyone know a Lifestyle Anarchist? July 2011, Socialist Standard
Robert Owen: Paternalist utopian, December 2008, Socialist Standard
Looking Backward, 22 June 1889, Commonweal

Reforms
Politicians Promise and Things Get Worse, Why? 1997, SLP (US)
The Futility of Reformism, 1984, Samuel Leight
The Futility of Reform, October 1904, Socialist Standard
Reform or Revolution, 1896, Daniel De Leon
Reforms and Reforms, January 5 1896, Daniel De Leon, The People

Gradualism
The Myth of the Transitional Society, 1975, Critique 5
Stepping Stones to Nowhere, June 1996, Socialist Standard
Fabian Essays in Socialism, 25 January 1890

Revolution
State Capitalism, April 1987, Socialist Standard
State Socialism, Feb 17 1911, Daniel De Leon, The People

Abstention
Morris and the Problem of Reform or Revolution, February 1984, Socialist Standard
What is Anarchism?, December 1967, Socialist Standard
The Practical and Logical Impossibility of Anarchism, Socialist Studies
Socialism and Politics, July 1885, Commonweal

Unity
Is the SPGB Sectarian?, Summer 2001, Socialist Studies 40
How the SPGB is different
What's the Difference between the SLP (and other Socialists)?
The Birth of the Socialist Party, September 1954, Socialist Standard
Requirements for Membership, June 1953, Forum SPGB Discussion journal
Is there Room for Differences of Opinion in a Socialist Party?, March 1960, Forum SPGB Discussion journal.
The Socialist Party of Great Britain, September 1904, Socialist Standard
Where Are We Now?, 15 November 1890, Commonweal

Minimum program
Chapter 4, Impossibilism, Steve Coleman, Non-Market Socialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ed. Max Rubel and John Crump (1987)

Juan Conatz

9 years 6 months ago

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Edited 'libcom.org's' out of description. This isn't from us. Also unpublished, since this is all outside links. Going to ask what the deal is.

jondwhite

9 years 6 months ago

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I thought this was the way guides are contributed?

Steven.

9 years 4 months ago

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Renamed and re-published. Cheers

Spikymike

9 years 4 months ago

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I don't have a problem with this list being included under this title but it is of course heavily SPGB weighted. There is much more which could have been added from the SLP in both N.America and the UK plus some of the internal critical publications that appeared from time to time over the lengthy period of both organisations existence and some further links to other external critical publications, otherwise it is little more than a bit of very selective self-promotion from those organisations formally approved sources. Nothing here really gets to grips with the historical origins and limitations of 'impossibilism' . Reading a bit more than Chapter 4 of the book 'Non-Market Socialism in the 19th and 20th Century..' is to be recomended for starters.... and are there not some anarchist versions of 'impossibilism' perhaps?

syndicalist

9 years 4 months ago

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Thanks for keeping this up. I've historically enjoyed seeing this stuff. Another spot to catch some of this was in the old "Discussion Bulletin" Frank Girad (ex-SLP) used to publish:
http://libertariansocialism.4t.com Also, more stuff by London Solidarity, coming out of that tradition is always great to see.

Android

9 years 4 months ago

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syndicalist

more stuff by London Solidarity, coming out of that tradition is always great to see.

I don't think the old Solidarity group (London) was related to impossibilism? At least as it is commonly understood.

For a critical perspective on SPGB I would recommend J. Crump's resignation letter. AJJ sent it to me a while back whilst helping a friend/comrade do some research. If people want I will add it to the library.

syndicalist

9 years 4 months ago

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Android

syndicalist

more stuff by London Solidarity, coming out of that tradition is always great to see.

I don't think the old Solidarity group (London) was related to impossibilism? At least as it is commonly understood.

For a critical perspective on SPGB I would recommend J. Crump's resignation letter. AJJ sent it to me a while back whilst helping a friend/comrade do some research. If people want I will add it to the library.

Android, fair enough on London Solidarity.

I guess since many of their origins were SPGB, I kinda lump them together in a broader libertarian socialism. But there seems to be so many long and small lines that criss cross as succeeding movements away from the original parties, electoralist ideas and so forth where I sorta put bunches into a not so neat box for my own (barely) intellectual and historical reference. Sorta an SPGB, SLP foundation with bunches of more "modern"off-shoots and ties to libertarian socialism, on the hand. And on the other, those who have come out of a "third camp" socialism, with their own origins elsewhere.

OK, I'll zip it on this, before I confuse everyone with my own internal cataloging system.

Android

9 years 4 months ago

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Don't worry about it, syndicalist. I thought that might have been what you meant.

I just don't find the concept of libertarian socialism in the broad, all encompassing, sense all that useful. Although it does catch a certain political reflex I suppose. It is more useful in the narrower sense, i.e. Solidarity group.

Steven.

9 years 4 months ago

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Android, posting that letter to the library would be great!

fnbrill

9 years 4 months ago

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I would advocate libcom setting up some uniform protocol for Introduction Readings. Let's make sure in Introductions to Anarcho-Syndicalism, Anarcho-Communism, the IWW, etc there include criticisms.

I agree that this is a bit too skewed to the SPGB. Their theoretical work is very good, but we need to include work by and about both the SPC and OBU in Canada. Both of these organizations had a much more active participation in class struggles than the SPGB has had and give a different glimpse as to what Impossibilism advocates. Juan C has posted a number of articles by/about them and I'll be funneling some more to him.

As for DeLeonists, should WIIU ("Detroit IWW") materials be included?

Android

9 years 4 months ago

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Steven.

Android, posting that letter to the library would be great!

Done.

fnbrill

9 years 4 months ago

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The Petard piece is crap. It doesn't deal with SPGB's real politics just holds up a mirror for Petard to confirm his own views.

Spikymike

4 years 8 months ago

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And check out the text 'monument or movement' in the 'Subversion' library listing for an entertaining internal critique of the spgb by an old Glasgow member. It has it's limitations but reflected one part an ongoing internal discussion amongst some members of the spgb at that time, see here:
https://libcom.org/history/monument-or-movement

Entdinglichung

9 years 4 months ago

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wasn't Jules Guesde and his gang in the SFIO considered to be Impossibilists ... before everything changed in August 1914? ... and has anyone said Austria?

alb

9 years 3 months ago

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I think the confusion about whether or not Solidarity is "impossibilist" (when it wasn't) may be due to the fact that some SPGB members, expelled in 1974, ended up in Solidarity. They didn't last long there though as they soon found out that Solidarity stood for the "self-management" of a market economy, as set out in this article from 1973. Something else to put in the library? Chris Pallis wrote a reply which someone must have. Maybe I have. I'll have to check.

I don't understand either why Larry Gambone's pamphlet on the SPC and OBU, The Impossibilists, is not on the list.

There's also this from a French site (but the articles are in many languages).

Spikymike

9 years 3 months ago

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alb might be right about the confusion in relation to the UK 'Solidarity' group which a (very!) few people have expressed.

It is noteable that it took two years of negotiation between the 'Social Revolution' group, that had it's origins in expelled members of the SPGB (but by then including various other individuals), and the Solidarity group, to get some significant changes to the original Solidarity 'Where We Stand' and 'Where We Don't Stand' statements (in the library here). Unfortunately there was never wholehearted support from everyone in Solidarity for these and other changes made in the final fusion of the two groups and it eventually fell apart - though not entirely due only to the wavering of original Solidarity members (there was a general drift into swampy politics preceding this). To be fair however Solidarity, at it's best, did make some useful theoretical and practical contributions to our milieu more especially when it was not following a strictly Cardanite (Castoriadis) analysis.

syndicalist

9 years 3 months ago

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Thanks for this link: http://www.socialisthistory.ca/Docs/Imposs/Impossibilists1.htm

Spikymike

4 years 8 months ago

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This link to archived DeLeonist material was previously supplied on a related discussion thread:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/deleon/pdf/index.htm

Interest in the origins and work of the former SLP in Scotland was briefly revived by The Communist Organisation in the British Isles who republished a book by William Paul on 'The State - its origin and function' together with an introduction from Harry McShane in 1974.

I still have a 1980's to 2000 selection of the old duplicated Discussion Bulletin organised by Frank Girard which has a surprisingly wide variety of both direct and indirect contributors across the genuinely communist political spectrum beyond just the spgb and slp. Perhaps libcom provides something of a modern day version of this.

Spikymike

4 years 8 months ago

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Just had another look at that original list put up by Jon White and it struck me that for an SPGB member it was still strangely selective. Without retracting any of my own continuing criticism of the SPGB, I thought he could usefully have included this particular issue of the Socialist Standard as their own attempt at a bit of 'internal' history of their organisation. It has some inaccuracies and is still open to criticism of course, some of that reflected in later editions 'Letters' but still of interest to some of us historians of these tiny socialist groups.
www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2000s/2004/no-1198-june-2004
Also in the library here.

Red Marriott

4 years 8 months ago

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fnbrill

The Petard piece is crap. It doesn't deal with SPGB's real politics just holds up a mirror for Petard to confirm his own views.

"Crap..." is a pretty crap critique. Considering SPGB's historical eagerness to debate with everyone from leninists to fascists, perhaps surprising that the 'official' SPGB apparently never publicly responded - though the 'reconstituted' Socialist Studies splitter bunch did, not very convincingly; http://www.socialiststudies.org.uk/socstudy63.shtml#petard

jondwhite

4 years 8 months ago

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Spikymike

Just had another look at that original list put up by Jon White and it struck me that for an SPGB member it was still strangely selective. Without retracting any of my own continuing criticism of the SPGB, I thought he could usefully have included this particular issue of the Socialist Standard as their own attempt at a bit of 'internal' history of their organisation. It has some inaccuracies and is still open to criticism of course, some of that reflected in later editions 'Letters' but still of interest to some of us historians of these tiny socialist groups.
www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2000s/2004/no-1198-june-2004
Also in the library here.

Thanks, I think this piece is an attempt to articulate an impossibilism not limited to the SPGB so including SPGB internal history might run counter to that but I will give it some thought.

swaminetero

1 year 4 months ago

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great reading list!

swaminetero

1 year 4 months ago

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i've wondered the same question Spikymike, whether a tendecy's sprung from the anarchist tradition that takes the impossibilist stance of building a supermajority of class-conscious workers and only voting for genuinely socialist candidates to either: a) disarm the ruling class by winning and thus having legitimate control over the military, or b) call liberal democracy's bluff

darren p

4 weeks ago

No idea why Ken Knabb turns up in this list.

Steve Coleman's PhD thesis 'The origin and meaning of the political theory of impossibilism', which contains much of the background research for the chapter in 'Non-Market Socialism' can be read online here: https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.245385

Also, there's Peter E Newell's study of the Socialist Party of Canada, 'The Impossibilists'. Published 2008 by Athena Press.

Karl Marx - further reading guide

Libcom's guide to reading Marx by subject.

Submitted by Steven. on October 26, 2008

A. Communist critique
Wage-Labor and Capital
Value, Price, and Profit
Capital, Vol. 1-3
A Critique of Political Economy
The Poverty of Philosophy
Grundrisse
Capital, Vol. 4 (Theories of Surplus Value)
1844 Manuscripts

B. Critique of the State
Critique of the Gotha Program
Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
Introduction to Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
The Class Struggle in France
The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napolean Bonaparte
The Civil War in France
Conspectus of Bakunin’s Statism and Anarchy

C. Marxism and Philosophy
*Intro to Grundrisse
Preface to The Critique of Political Economy
The Holy Family (or The Critique of Critical Criticism)
*Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
The Poverty of Philosophy
Capital
Grundrisse
The German Ideology

*Marx on Colonialism and Modernization
*Ireland and The Irish Question - Marx/Engels

Kenya - reading guide

Reading guide on Kenya.

Submitted by Mike Harman on August 22, 2018

Squatters and the Roots of Mau Mau, 1905-63 - Tabitha Kanogo

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya - Caroline Elkins

The Nairobi General Strike, 1950: From Protest to Insurgency - David Hyde

The East African Railway Strike, 1959-60: labour’s challenge of inter-territorialism - David Hyde

Marxism - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on Marxism and Marxist critique.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

Critique of Political Economy

*Karl Marx:
Wage-Labor and Capital
Value, Price, and Profit
Capital, Vol. 1-3
A Critique of Political Economy
The Poverty of Philosophy
Grundrisse
Capital, Vol. 4 (Theories of Surplus Value)
1844 Manuscripts

http://www.greenwich.ac.uk/~fa03/ (Alan Freeman's web site, lots of TSS conference materials)
*Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class – Lebowitz
*Open Marxism, 3 Vols. – Bonefeld, et al.
*Marx and Non-Equilibrium Economics – Freeman/Carchedi
*The Limits to Capital – Harvey
*Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money – Bonefeld/Holloway, Eds.
*Reading Capital Politically - Cleaver
*'Decadence': The Theory of Decline or The Decline of Theory?, 3 parts - Aufheben Web Site
The Invention of Capitalism – M. Perelman
Marx's method in 'Capital': A Reexamination - Moseley, Ed.
New Investigations of Marx's Method - Moseley, et al, Eds.
Marx and Keynes: The Limits of The Mixed Economy – Mattick
Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory – Mattick
Essays on Marx's Theory of Value - Rubin
Marx’s Theory of Crisis – Clarke
Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology - Clarke
Capital and Exploitation - John Weeks
Women, Men and the International Division of Labor – Nash/Fernandez-Kelly, Eds.
Outlines of a Critique of Technology - P. Slater

Critique of the State

*Marx:
Critique of the Gotha Program
Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
Introduction to Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
The Class Struggle in France
The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napolean Bonaparte
The Civil War in France
Conspectus of Bakunin’s Statism and Anarchy
*Open Marxism:
Post-Fordism and Social Form: A Marxist Debate on the Post-Fordist State - Bonefeld/Holloway, Eds.
State and Capital: A Debate – Holloway/Picciotto, Eds.
The State Debate - Clarke, Ed.
Open Marxism, 3 Vols.
Bakunin:
God and State
Statism and Anarchy
Marxism, Freedom and the State
The Paris Commune and the Idea of the State
Stateless Socialism: Anarchism

Reform or Revolution - R. Luxemburg
*The Mass Strike, The Party and The Trade Unions - R. Luxemburg
* Law and Marxism – Pashukanis
The Idea of Good Government – Malatesta
The Struggle Against the State – Makhno
The State: It’s Historic Role - Kropotkin

See the journal Common Sense
Discipline and Punish - Foucault
Also see section VI

On organisation

Marx and Engels:
The Communist Manifesto
The Cologne Communist Trial
History of the Communist League - Engels
Critique of the Erfurt Program - Engels
Critique of the Gotha Program
Marx on the First International - Padover, Ed.
Marx/Engels Collected Works

Social Democracy:
The Road to Power – Kautsky
The Class Struggle – Kautsky
The Mass Strike, The Political Party and The Trade Unions - Luxemburg
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
Selected Writings - R. Luxemburg

Lenin:
What Is To Be Done?
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Two Tactics of Russian Social Democracy
Lenin's Collected Works, esp. 1905-09 and 1917-23
On The Trade Unions - Lenin
Left-wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder
Better Fewer, but Better
Lenin’s Political Thought, 2 Vols. – Neil Harding
Lenin, 4 Vols. - Tony Cliff
Leninism Under Lenin - Lieberman

Post-Lenin Leninism:
Lenin: A Study in the Unity of His Thought - Lukacs
The Modern Prince - Antonio Gramsci
Prison Notebooks - Antonio Gramsci
Selected Writings Political Writings - Antonio Gramsci
The Antonio Gramsci Reader

Trotsky, Leninism and Trotskyism:
Our Political Tasks - Trotsky
The Challenge of the Left Opposition, 3 Vols.
Writings of Leon Trotsky, 1929-1940
On The Trade Unions - Trotsky
On The Labor Party - Trotsky
The Spanish Revolution, 1936-39
The Crisis of the French Section, 1935-36
Transitional Program of the Fourth International
Lenin and The Revolutionary Party – P. LeBlanc
The Struggle For A Proletarian Party, 1938-40 - J. Cannon
Documents of the Founding of the Fourth International
Toward a New Beginning – On Another Road – H. Draper
The Myth of “Lenin’s Concept of the Party” – H. Draper
Marxism and the Party - Molyneaux

Council Communism:
Open Letter to Comrade Lenin - Gorter
Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism
Trade Unions - Pannekoek
Party and Working Class - Pannekoek
General Remarks on the Question of Organization - Pannekoek
Marxism: Last Refuge of the Bourgeoisie - Mattick
Anti-Bolshevik Communism - Mattick

Open Marxism:
Marxism for Our Times: CLR James on Revolutionary Organization – Glaberman, ed.
Facing Reality - James/Lee
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution - Dunayevskaya
Marxism and Freedom - Dunayevskaya
The Philosophic Moment of Marxist-Humanism - Dunayevskaya
Social and Political Writings, 3 Vols. - Castoriadas
Situationist International Anthology
The Veritable Split in the International - The Situationist International
The Society of the Spectacle - Debord

Historical Documents and Documentation:
History of Socialist Thought, Vols. 1-4 - Cole
Theses, Resolutions and Manifestos pf the First Four Congresses of the Third International
Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!, 2nd Congress of the 3rd International
Lenin's Struggle for a Revolutionary International, 1907-1916
The German Revolution and the Debate on Soviet Power
To See The Dawn
A Documentary History of Communism - Daniels
Pannekoek and the Workers' Councils

Marxism in the International Workers' Movement

Early Working Class History, through 1864
*The Making Of The English Working Class - Thompson
*The Condition of the Working Class in England - Engels
History of The Labor Movement in the U.S., Vol.1 - Foner
Marx and Engels on Chartism
The Chartists - G.D.H. Cole
Labouring Men - E.J. Hobsbawm

The Communist League and The Revolutions of 1848-49
*The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte - Marx
*Class Struggles in France - Marx
*Revolution and Counter-revolution in Germany - Engels
The Cologne Communist Trial - Marx
*The History of the Communist League (Intro to Cologne Communist Trial) - Engels
Marx: The Revolutions of 1848 (Penguin Publishers)
The Red 48ers - Hammen
History of Socialist Thought, Vol. 1 - G.D.H. Cole

Nationalism - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on nationalism and national liberation.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

*Against Nationalism – Anarchist Federation
*The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism – F. Perlman
*Marx on Colonialism and Modernization
*Ireland and The Irish Question - Marx/Engels
Race, Nation, Class – I. Wallerstein/Balibar
Nationalism and Culture - Rudolf Rocker

Frantz Fanon:
Black Skin, White Masks
The Wretched of the Earth
Towards the African Revolution
A Dying Colonialism

Juan Conatz

12 years 3 months ago

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Wasn't Imagined Communitites on here before? The reason I asked is because I recently bought it, saw it on this page and decided to put it at the top of the que for reading.

Reddebrek

7 years 7 months ago

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I added a few links and also added a PDF of Race, Nation, Class and the stuff by Frantz Fanon, though I haven't read any of them yet so if anyone wants to add more tags or a more comprehensive intro (I'm copying and pasting from the site I got them from) to them be my guest.

I also think this guide could do with some expanded since Nationalism is and will continue to be a major obstacle even within the International Labour movement.

Edit: I've read the intro's to the Frantz Fanon stuff and I think it might be a good idea to get some clarification since on the surface it seems pretty pro third world nationalism, are the blurbs misguided or was his worked listed for reference or the few pieces of useful info mixed in?

Mark.

7 years 7 months ago

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Juan Conatz

Wasn't Imagined Communitites on here before? The reason I asked is because I recently bought it, saw it on this page and decided to put it at the top of the que for reading.

It certainly ought to be there. Maybe also Shlomo Sand - The Invention of the Jewish People:

http://www.rafapal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Shlomo-Sand-The-Invention-of-the-Jewish-People-2009.pdf

Tyrion

7 years 7 months ago

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I added Rudolf Rocker's excellent Nationalism and Culture.

Noam Chomsky: reading guide

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is such a prolific writer that it is hard to know where to start when reading his writings. What’s more, useful criticisms of these writings can be difficult to find among all the largely useless right-wing comments on the internet. So here is a list of Chomsky’s major - largely political - writings followed by a list of the more useful critiques of his thought. Please suggest any others that we've missed.

Submitted by hedgehog on February 7, 2016