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  1. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  2. At the Lenin Shipyards
    Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    A first-hand account of the rise of the Solidarity trade union in Poland.
  3. Burying the Typewriter
    Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Carmen Bugan reflects on what life was like growing up in Romania during the 1980's with a dissident father.
  4. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  5. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  6. Cry Hungary! Uprising 1956
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    An account of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
  7. Germany 1921: The March Action
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1964
    The debacle represented by the ‘March Action’ in Germany in 1921 was a crucial turning point in the development of the Communist International. The defeat led to a crisis in the German Communist Party (KPD), which had repercussions for the entire International.
  8. Hungary 1956
    Resource Type: Book
  9. Hungary 1956: A workers' revolt crushed by the "workers' state"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1973
    The Hungarian revolution, brief though it was, did as much as a century of socialist theorizing to show what a united and determined people could do to transform their society.
  10. Hungary 56
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    The Hungarian Revolution was far more than a national uprising or than an attempt to change one set of rulers for another. It was a social revolution in the fullest sense of the term.
  11. In Defense of Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
  12. The Invading Socialist Society
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1947
    History has shown that in moments of great social crisis, its farthest flights fall short of the reality of the proletarian revolution. Never was the proletariat so ready for the revolutionary struggle, never was the need for it so great, never was it more certain that the proletarian upheaval, however long delayed, will only the more certainly take humanity forward in the greatest leap forward it has hitherto made. The periods of retreat, of quiescence, of inevitable defeats are mere episodes in the face of the absolute nature of the crisis.
  13. Looking for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Instead of sitting on the sidelines congratulating ourselves on how wonderfully free and democratic we are, we should be pressing for a radical democratization of our own society.
  14. Main Currents of Marxism
    Volume 3: The Breakdown

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Kolakowski examines the origins and development of Stalinism, as well as the contributions of Trotsky, Gramsci, Lukacs, Marcuse, and others, and traces developments in Marxism it period after the Second World War.
  15. A Marxist History of the World part 103: 1989: the fall of Stalinism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The revolutions of 1989 represent great victories for mass action, but they were limited in effect.
  16. A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
  17. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  18. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  19. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  20. Raids and Reconstructions
    Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
  21. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  22. Russia in Revolution 1900-1930
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    A portrait of thirty years of political and artistic upheaval.
  23. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  24. Socialist Register 1991
    Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  25. Soviet Russia Masters the Comintern
    International Communism in the Era of Stalin's Ascendancy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    A documentary history.

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