From Marx to Lenin: An evaluation of Marx's responsibility for Soviet authoritarianism

By David W. Lovell

This research is a contribution to the talk, began simply after the October Revolution, about the dating among Marx's venture and Soviet society. It focuses, notwithstanding, purely at the political features of the problem: to what quantity used to be early Soviet authoritarianism the mandatory final result of Marx's works? because Lenin's perform and concept mostly made up our minds and justified the early political personality of the Soviet kingdom, we might ask no matter if Lenin was once enforcing Marx's undertaking or a undertaking of his personal layout. Lenin, inspired by way of debates inside Social Democracy and by way of the adventure of the Russian innovative culture, used a one-sided interpretation of Marx's paintings to construct and protect a 'transition' which used to be essentially authoritarian. Marx was once now not causally chargeable for the theoretical starting place of Soviet authoritarianism.

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The Fall of the GDR: Germany's Road to Unity

By David Childs

The e-book charts the dramatic months resulting in the most profound alterations of the twentieth century, the hole of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the recovery of German harmony in 1990. the writer analyses the character of Communist rule within the GDR over forty years, its few strengths and its many weaknesses, and the myths which grew up round it. This booklet locations the GDR in its foreign atmosphere because the proud best friend of the Soviet Union within the Warsaw Pact. It examines the reactions out of the country to the unfolding revolution.

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Stalinism: New Directions (Rewriting Histories)

Stalinism is a provocative addition to the present debates on the topic of the background of the Stalinist interval of the Soviet Union. Sheila Fitzpatrick has amassed jointly the latest and the main fascinating paintings by way of younger Russian, American and ecu students, in addition to many of the seminal articles that experience stimulated them, in an try and re-evaluate this contentious topic within the mild of latest facts and new theoretical approaches.
The articles are contextualized by way of a radical advent to the totalitarian/revisionist arguments and post-revisionist advancements. Eschewing an completely high-political concentration, the e-book attracts jointly paintings on classification, id, intake tradition, and employer. Stalinist terror and nationalities coverage are reappraised within the gentle of recent archival findings. Stalinism deals a nuanced navigation of an emotive and misrepresented bankruptcy of the Russian earlier.

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Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

By David Goodway

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde and George Orwell, left-libertarian inspiration has lengthy been an incredible yet ignored a part of British cultural and political background. during this distinct examine, David Goodway seeks to get well and revitalize that indigenous anarchist culture. This booklet succeeds as either a cultural historical past of left-libertarian concept in Britain and an program of that background to present politics. the writer argues recovered anarchist culture could—and should—be a touchstone for modern political radicals. relocating seamlessly from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to the battle in Iraq, this not easy quantity will energize leftist hobbies through the world.

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Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

By Michael Newman

This present day, most folks think about socialism as an outmoded ideology. during this Very brief advent, Michael Newman seeks to put the belief of socialism in a contemporary context for trendy readers. He explains socialist principles within the framework of its old evolution, from the French Revolution to the current day, and examines useful makes an attempt to enforce socialism.

Not simply one other heritage of socialist rules, this ebook goals for a unique method that appears at perform in addition to theory--centering at the distinction among Communism and Social Democracy. the connection among socialism and notions of democracy, freedom, and equality is usually mentioned. Newman brings the topic fullyyt brand new through tackling modern different types of socialism. whereas the book's concentration is on Europe and the Soviet Union, it really is set in a broader geographical context. Newman's clean method of the topic allows the reader to think again socialism.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions offer an creation to a couple of life's finest themes. Written by means of specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern puzzling over the vital difficulties and matters in hundreds and hundreds of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Collected Works, Volume 23: Marx and Engels 1871-74

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume 23 of the accumulated Works includes pamphlets, articles, files of the 1st foreign, and different works via Marx and Engels, written among October 1871 and July 1874. those fabrics mirror the de-velopment of the Marxist international outlook within the final years of the 1st overseas. The texts contain the Preface to the German variation of the Communist Manifesto (1872), the articles "Political Indifferen-tism" (by Marx) and "On Authority" (by Engels), and the writings by means of Marx and Engels at the Paris Commune. between different key works during this quantity are Engels' The Housing query and Marx's The Nationalisation of the Land.

MECW info:

Marx/Engels gathered Works (MECW) is the biggest selection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released by means of Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and diverse unpublished manuscripts and letters. The amassed Works, which used to be translated by way of Richard Dixon and others, includes 50 volumes. It was once compiled and revealed among 1975 and 2005 via development Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and overseas Publishers (New York).

The amassed Works comprises fabric written by means of Marx among 1835 and his dying in 1883, and by way of Engels among 1838 and his dying in 1895. The early volumes contain juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes gather the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the accumulated Works comprise famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accumulated Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence by means of the mature Marx and Engels, masking the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accrued Works is the main whole selection of the paintings through Marx and Engels released thus far in English, it's not their entire works. A venture to submit the pair's entire works in German is predicted to require greater than a hundred and twenty volumes.

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Collected Works, Volume 4: Marx and Engels 1844-45

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume four includes works written among the time after they first started to collaborate in August-September 1844 and the fall of the next 12 months. The writings integrated during this quantity signify an incredible new level within the formation of innovative Marxism. except such basic works as Marx's and Engels' The Holy kinfolk and Engels' The of the Working-Class in England, this quantity incorporates a variety of works released in English for the 1st time, corresponding to Marx's "Draft of an editorial on Friedrich List's booklet Das nationale procedure der politischen Oekonomie", his article "Peuchet: On Suicide", manuscript notes and plans, Engels' "Speeches in Elberfeld" and "History of the English Corn Laws".!

MECW info:

Marx/Engels accrued Works (MECW) is the most important selection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released by way of Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and diverse unpublished manuscripts and letters. The amassed Works, which was once translated via Richard Dixon and others, involves 50 volumes. It was once compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 by means of development Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and foreign Publishers (New York).

The accumulated Works includes fabric written by means of Marx among 1835 and his demise in 1883, and via Engels among 1838 and his dying in 1895. The early volumes contain juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes gather the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the amassed Works comprise famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The gathered Works contains thirteen volumes of correspondence through the mature Marx and Engels, overlaying the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the amassed Works is the main whole choice of the paintings by means of Marx and Engels released to this point in English, it isn't their whole works. A venture to submit the pair's whole works in German is predicted to require greater than a hundred and twenty volumes.

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A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. James: Every Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist Society

By C. L. R. James

Portraying C. L. R. James as a number one determine within the independence circulation within the West Indies and within the black and working-class hobbies in either Britain and the us, this quantity offers an in depth creation to James's existence and suggestion sooner than providing severe works that illustrate the large breadth and intensity of his worldview. either long-out-of-print pamphlets exhibit James's contributions to Marxist and progressive idea as he files and elaborates at the features of working-class task that represent the revolution in ultra-modern international. totally encapsulating James's concepts on democracy and employees' emancipation, those crucial works signify the crucial topics that run via James's existence: implacable hostility towards all "condescending saviors" of the operating classification and an underlying religion within the strength of normal humans to construct a brand new world.

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