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  1. Adventures in Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
  2. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
    The Experience of Modernity

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical idealism and a complex, bureaucratic materialism.
  3. Anti-Duhring
    Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1878
  4. Das Capital, Volume 1
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  5. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  6. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  7. Fictitious Capital for Beginners
    Imperialism, 'Anti-Imperialism', and the Continuing Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    Rosa Luxemburg's framework enabled her to see how capitalism could ultimately destroy society - barbarism, in her words, or the 'mutual destruction of the contending classes' as the Communist Manifesto put it in 1847 - by being required to turn more and more to primitive accumulation and non-reproduction, a prophecy we see materializing before our eyes today.
  8. The Grundrisse
    Outlines of the Critique of Political Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Marx wrote this huge manuscript as part of his preparation for what would become A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (published in 1859) and Capital (published 1867). The series of seven notebooks were rough-drafted by Marx, chiefly for purposes of self-clarification, during the winter of 1857-8. The manuscript became lost in circumstances still unknown and was first effectively published, in the German original, in 1953.
  9. Main Currents of Marxism
    Volume 1: The Founders

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
  10. Manual for Revolutionary Leaders
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A devious satire aimed at Leninists, Trotskyists, Maoists, and vanguardists of all stripes.
  11. Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society which informed the whole of his approach to political economy.
  12. The Meaning of Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1969
    Paul Cardan's 1961 discussion of modern conceptions of socialism, and the future of socialist movements.
  13. Modern Capitalism and Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    For revolutionaries one central point must be grasped to understand how the system works: the struggle of human beings against their alientation, and the ensuing conflict and split in all spheres, aspects and moments of socia life. As long as this struggle is there there ruling strata will continue to be unable to organise their system in a coherent way, and society will lurch from one accident to another. These are the conditions for revolutionary activity in the present epoch -- and they are amply sufficient.
  14. Multiculturalism or World Culture?
    On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the values associated with intensive capitalist accumulation as "white male", so "non-white" peoples such as Japanese or Koreans who currently embody those values with a greater fervour than most "whites" are ignored.
  15. The Phenomenology of Mind
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1807
    The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
  16. Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian Marxist perspective.
  17. Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Author of Capital and Theorist of "Revolution in Permanence."
  18. Book Review: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    David Harvey has three aims in Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (SCEC). First and mainly he wants to schematically analyze the contradictions of capital, the 'economic engine' driving the particular social formation capitalism. Second, he seeks to draw-out that analysis's implications for anti-capitalist politics dedicated to creating a world substantially more democratic, egalitarian, and emancipatory than that which capital affords. Third, he aims to address what might cause the end of capitalism and, specifically, whether capital's internal contradictions progressively undermine its conditions of existence.

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