Karl Marx

Marx and Engels and Racialism – W. O. Henderson

Marx, his daughters & Engels.

In disputes with anarchists Marxists have often been quick to refer to Bakunin’s (and occasionally, Proudhon’s) anti-Semitism to try to dismiss the credibility of all that Bakunin ever wrote. Anarchists generally respond by openly acknowledging this horrible fault in Bakunin but also insisting that Bakunin had interesting and relevant aspects of his thought worth considering.

Yet Marxists seem more often unaware of and/or silent on the far greater number of racial and ethnic slurs and prejudices found in the writings of Marx and Engels. The following PDF article, whatever its limitations, is a convenient collection of some of these comments.

The Civil War in the United States - Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

A republished version of the 1937 International Publishers book The Civil War in the United States, containing newspaper articles and correspondence by Marx and Engels dealing with the American Civil War.

Cafiero and Marx: "Capital" in a Nutshell?

Review: Compendium of Karl Marx’s Capital by Carlo Cafiero. Published by the Anarchist Communist Group (ACG).

Crises (Theories of Surplus Value) - Karl Marx

Section from Robert C. Tucker's Marx-Engels Reader entitled "Crisis Theory", taken from Marx's Theories of Surplus Value manuscripts, in which Marx deals with capitalist crises.

Two reviews of Antonio Negri's Marx Beyond Marx

Midnight Notes review Antonio Negri's book "Marx beyond Marx", which concerns Karl Marx's Grundrisse.

These two reviews are wittily (and dialectically?) interspersed in the original journal (see PDF). We have taken the liberty of presenting them here one after the other.

A further comment "End to Negri" from another Midnight Notes member that appears at the end of the journal has been included here for completeness.

Interpreting Marx's Theory of the State and Opposition to Anarchism

Though Marx intended to dedicate a volume of Capital to the question of 'the State', he died before he could even begin that work. We are, therefore, left to reconstruct the 'Marxist theory of the state' from scattered references littered throughout Marx and Engels' collected works. My analysis investigates the shifts and contradictions in their thought, as well as the utility these contradictions served in misrepresenting the anarchist alternative.

A History of Economic Thought - Isaac llych Rubin

An important work, which situates Marx's economic thought in relation to the economic theories which predate him - from mercantilism to John Stuart Mill.

Reclaiming Marx's 'Capital' - Andrew Kliman

Book by American Marxist-Humanist Andrew Kliman seeking to refute claims of internal inconsistency in the three volumes of Capital.