Karl Marx

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.

Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society - Michael Heinrich

Volume one of Heinrich's three-volume biography on Marx.


Looking at one of the less orthodox ways of marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx.

Economic Doctrines of Karl Marx - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky's book-length introduction to concepts in Marx's first volume of Capital.