Trump: Does the future belong to him?

“He deported himself like an unappreciated genius, whom the world takes for a simpleton.”—Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (Daniel De Leon translation) “Bonaparte would like to appear as the patriarchal benefactor of all classes; but he can give to none without taking from the others.”—Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (Daniel De […]

Lawrence & Wishart Issues Takedown Notice to Marxists Internet Archive

British publisher Lawrence & Wishart has issued a takedown notice to the Marxists Internet Archive concerning the availability of the Marx-Engels Collected Works for which L&W holds the copyright. A notice on the MIA site indicates that the material in dispute will be removed on April 30. Unfortunately, although the texts in question were written […]

Tracing the Contours of Anti-Capitalism

The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought David Black, Lexington Books (2013) Capitalism in the U.S. and Europe has evidently survived the massive financial crisis it found itself confronted by in late 2007. What’s more, at least in the U.S., capitalism was neither seriously threatened with mass political or social […]

Marx’s Capital (Fowkes Translation) Available in the Internet Archive

Those interested in locating a digital version of Marx’s Capital, Volume I may be interested to learn that a scanned copy of the 1976 Ben Fowkes translation published by Penguin (now Penguin Random House—Marx called this process the centralization of capital) is available for download and in-browser reading in the Internet Archive. At the time […]

Demythologizing Marx

Marx Without Myth: a Chronological Study of His Life and Work Maximilien Rubel and Margaret Manale Harper and Row, 1975 Maximilien Rubel (1905-1996) made great contributions to Marx scholarship for several decades by producing carefully edited French-language scholarly editions of Marx’s work to serve as independent counterparts to those produced by the official curators of […]

The Specter of Depression: Paul Mattick’s Business as Usual

Business as Usual: the Economic Crisis and the Failure of Capitalism Reaktion Books (London), 2011 Paul Mattick’s Business as Usual is an attempt to come to grips with the global economic crisis that began in 2007 in Marxist terms, an entry into a growing category books which includes David Harvey’s The Enigma of Capital. Mattick […]

Book Event in Chicago: The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence

Russell Rockwell, co-editor (with Kevin Anderson) of The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx, and Critical Theory (Lexington Books) will discuss the relationship of these three thinkers at the Alternative Press Center, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois (near the CTA’s Blue Line Western Ave stop).  Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 3:00 […]