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Marxism

Revolutionary Marxism vs. Postcapitalism

The Marxist method and the relevance of the era of crises, wars, and revolutions

Emilio Albamonte

January 3, 2021

Engels Against Reformism in Germany and France

Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. Modern reformists like to cite Engels as an authority. But until his very last day, Engels fought against reformist ideas and for revolutionary principles.

Doug Enaa Greene

November 28, 2020

Four Strategies for Socialism

How can we beat capitalism? A comparison of reformism, autonomism, Maoism, and revolutionary socialism.

Juan Cruz Ferre

November 1, 2020

The Rulers Have Two Parties: We Need a Socialist Party of Our Own

DSA member Chris Manno explains the need for an independent socialist party.

Chris Manno

August 28, 2020

Marxism and Black Struggle

For Black August, Left Voice will be presenting a collection of classic Marxist texts about Black liberation. This includes writing by C.L.R. James, Leon Trotsky, T.W. Thibedi, George Breitman, and the Communist International.

Left Voice

August 7, 2020

Vivek Chibber’s ABCs of Reformism: Reality Has Overtaken Social Democratic Illusions

A year and a half ago, Jacobin magazine put out a series of pamphlets on the ABCs of Capitalism. Reformist theorist Vivek Chibber argues that the bourgeois democratic state has so much legitimacy as to make revolutionary politics impossible. Today, when 54% of the U.S. population thinks it is justified to burn down a police station, such reformist ideas appear like satire.

Ahmed Kanna

June 10, 2020

Racism, Capitalism, and Class Struggle

The anti-racist uprising in the United States over the brutal murder of George Floyd reopens a strategic question: How do we link the struggle against racism with the struggle against capitalist exploitation? This article draws the counterpoint between the theories of intersectionality and Marxism.

Capitalism Always Produces Racism

A new wave of anti-racist activists are taking to the streets to protest and stand against police violence. This highlights the importance of theoretical perspectives that understand racism as integral to capitalism. These perspectives must go beyond an identity politics that fails to acknowledge the role of class distinctions in perpetuating racism. 

Sam Miller

June 7, 2020

Notes on Class, Political Parties, and the Communist Party in Marx and Engels

Marx and Engels did not provide a theory of the organic political party. But this does not mean that we cannot find important elements on this subject in the thinking of the two revolutionaries.

Giacomo Turci

May 13, 2020