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Download The Communist Manifesto / The April Theses by Karl Marx PDF

By Karl Marx

Creation by way of Ali Tariq

A new attractive variation of the Communist Manifesto, mixed with Lenin’s key progressive tract

It used to be the 1917 Russian Revolution that remodeled the size of The Communist Manifesto, making it the most important textual content for socialists in every single place. at the centenary of this upheaval, this quantity pairs Marx and Engels’s most renowned paintings with Lenin’s personal innovative manifesto, “The April Theses,” which lifts politics from the extent of daily banalities to develop into an art-form.

The Communist Manifesto

“Oppressor and oppressed, stood in consistent competition to each other, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open struggle, a struggle that every time ended, both in a progressive reconstitution of society at huge, or within the universal wreck of the contending classes.”

The Communist Manifesto is the main influential political textual content ever written—few different calls to motion have stirred and altered the area. Now, within the wake of a punishing monetary main issue, in an international equipped on regimes of everlasting austerity, each one rife with awful disparities in wealth, this brief e-book continues to be a reference aspect for these attempting to comprehend the differences being wrought via capitalism and its concomitant types of exploitation.

This centenary version contains a new advent via Tariq Ali, contextualizing the period—the eve of the 1848 revolutions—in which Marx and Engels penned their masterpiece and argues that it desperately wishes a successor.

“The April Theses”

“The chain breaks first at its weakest link.”

In Lenin’s “April Theses,” written in 1917, he provided his ten analytical maxims, outlining a programme to speed up and entire the revolution that had started in February of that yr. Now, at the revolution’s centenary, Verso offers them right here along Lenin’s ‘Letters from Afar’, written in exile that March and addressed to his comrades in Petrograd. In those missives, he deals recommendation and guideline to comrades pushing forward with their beliefs within the aftermath of the February revolution.

The creation by means of Tariq Ali lines The Communist Manifesto’s impact on Lenin’s “April Theses,” the textual content that introduced the manifesto to lifestyles and made it probably the most extensively learn books in heritage. For Lenin, writes Ali, it used to be the beginning of imperialism, the valid offspring of capitalism, that signalled the top of the latter’s “progressive capacities.”

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Download Marx's Capital and Hegel's Logic: A Reexamination by Fred Moseley, Tony Smith PDF

By Fred Moseley, Tony Smith

This ebook offers a wide-ranging and in-depth reappraisal of the relation among Marx’s monetary concept in Capital and Hegel’s good judgment via top Marxian economists and philosophers from all over the world. the themes handled comprise: systematic dialectics, the recent Dialectics, materialism vs. idealism, Marx’s ‘inversion’ of Hegel, Hegel’s proposal common sense (universality-particularity-singularity), Hegel’s Essence good judgment (essence-appearance), Marx’s degrees of abstraction of capital commonly and pageant, and capital as Hegelian Subject.

The papers during this quantity have been initially awarded on the twenty second annual assembly of the foreign Symposium on Marxian concept at Mount Holyoke collage in August 2011. The twelve authors are divided among seven economists and 5 philosophers, as is becoming for the interdisciplinary topic of the relation among Marx’s fiscal conception and Hegel’s logic.

Contributors are: Chris Arthur, Riccardo Bellofiore, Roberto Fineschi, Gastón Caligaris, Igor Hanzel, Juan Iñigo Carrera, Mark Meaney, Fred Moseley, Patrick Murray, Geert Reuten, Mario Robles, Tony Smith, and Guido Starosta.

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Download Defense, Welfare and Growth: Perspectives and Evidence by Steve Chan, Alex Mintz PDF

By Steve Chan, Alex Mintz

Defense, Welfare and progress brings jointly top students from the U.S., Europe, and Asia looking for new views on how a country's safety burden may well impact its welfare provision and monetary progress, and vice versa. The essays are theoretical in nature, with chapters on method and political idea and a comparability of the ancient reports of a number of constructed and constructing nations.

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Download Friedrich Engels and Marxian Political Economy by Samuel Hollander PDF

By Samuel Hollander

This e-book rejects the generally encountered conception of Friedrich Engels as perpetuator of a "tragic deception" of Marx, and the both power physique of opinion treating him as "his master's voice". Engels's declare to attractiveness is strengthened by way of an excellent contribution within the 1840s to the very foundations of the Marxian firm, a contribution entailing not just the "vision" yet a number of the development blocks within the figuring out of that imaginative and prescient. for this reason, he proved himself to be a worldly interpreter of the doctrine of old materialism and an immense contributor in his personal correct. This quantity serves as a better half to Samuel Hollander's The Economics of Karl Marx (Cambridge collage Press, 2008).

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Download Perspectives on the Entangled History of Communism and by Klas-Göran Karlsson, Johan Stenfeldt, Ulf Zander, Nanci PDF

By Klas-Göran Karlsson, Johan Stenfeldt, Ulf Zander, Nanci Adler, Johan Dietsch, John Paul Himka, Maria Karlsson, Jörn Rüsen, Anton Weiss-Wendt

Individuals: Klas-Göran Karlsson, Johan Stenfeldt, Ulf Zander, Nanci Adler, Johan Dietsch, John Paul Himka, Maria Karlsson, Jörn Rüsen, Anton Weiss-Wendt

The collective paintings offers with the issues of if, how, and why the histories of German Nazism and Soviet Communism should still and will be positioned inside one coherent narrative. As historic phenomena, can Communism and Nazism fruitfully be in comparison to one another? Do they belong to a similar historic contexts? Have they stimulated, reacted to or realized from one another? Are they interpreted, represented and used jointly through posterity?

The history of the publication is twofold. One is exterior. there's an ongoing debate concerning the ancient entanglements of Communism and Nazism, specially approximately Auschwitz and Gulag, respectively. Our current fascination with the evil background of genocide has positioned the Holocaust because the borderline occasion in Western old pondering. The crimes opposed to humanity perpetrated by way of the Soviet Communist regime shouldn't have an identical place yet are thought of extra pressing within the East and primary eu states that have been subdued by way of either Nazi and Communist regimes.
The different, inner history is to increase an analytical viewpoint within which the “comnaz” nexus will be understood. utilizing a fancy method, the authors examine Communist and Nazi histories as entangled phenomena, guided by means of 3 uncomplicated views. targeting roots and advancements, a genetic point of view highlights historic, process-oriented connections. A structural viewpoint shows an try and slim down “operational” parallels of the 2 political platforms within the method they dealt with ideology to build social utopia, used thoughts of terror, and so forth. a 3rd standpoint is genealogical, emphasizing the processing and use of Communist and Nazi background via posterity when it comes to which means and reminiscence: What prior is worthy remembering, celebrating, debating—but additionally distorting and forgetting? The chapters of the booklet tackle phenomena equivalent to ideology, terror, secular faith, museum shows, and denial.

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Download Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State by Gerard Casey PDF

By Gerard Casey

Political philosophy is ruled via a fable, the parable of the need of the nation. The kingdom is taken into account useful for the supply of many stuff, yet basically for peace and safeguard. during this provocative ebook, Gerard Casey argues that social order may be spontaneously generated, that such spontaneous order is the norm in human society and that deviations from the ordered norms may be handled with no recourse to the coercive energy of the state.

Casey provides a singular point of view on political philosophy, arguing opposed to the normal political philosophy pieties and protecting a particular political place, which he identifies as 'libertarian anarchy'. The publication incorporates a heritage of the concept that of anarchy, an exam of the opportunity of anarchic societies and an articulation of the character of legislation and order inside such societies. Casey offers his particular type of anarchy, undergirded by way of a thought of human motion that prioritises liberty, as a philosophically and politically possible replacement to the traditional positions in political concept.

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Download Marx & Satan by Richard Wurmbrand PDF

By Richard Wurmbrand

The past due Reverend Richard Wurmbrand spent 14 years as a prisoner of the Communist executive in Romania , the place he used to be persecuted for his religion in Jesus Christ. His event led him to spend additional years studying Karl Marx and the Communist doctrines he constructed. whereas Communism portrays itself as a noble exercise for the nice of mankind, and claims an Atheistic view, Wurmbrand exposes its real roots, revealing that Karl Marx and the fathers of the fashionable Communist/Socialist routine have been encouraged by means of the powers of darkness. through interpreting the confessions, writings, and poetry of Marx and his fans, the writer demonstrates how the "prince of darkness" gave those males the "sword" in which they've got terrorized the countries. Wurmbrand proves that this circulate isn't really easily the paintings of grasping males, hungry for wealth and gear, yet is "after the operating of devil" with the purpose of destroying mankind.

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Download Perspectives on Gramsci: Politics, culture and social theory by Joseph Francese PDF

By Joseph Francese

Antonio Gramsci is well known this day for his profound influence on social and political suggestion, severe idea and literary method. This quantity brings jointly twelve eminent students from humanities and social sciences to illustrate the significance and relevance of Gramsci to their respective fields of inquiry. they bring about into concentration a couple of significant concerns raised in Gramsci’s criminal Notebooks and in such different writings as his felony Letters together with: hegemony, logic, civil society, subaltern experiences, cultural research, media and picture experiences, postcolonial reports, diplomacy, linguistics, cultural anthropology, and historiography.

The e-book makes an incredible, and updated, contribution to the various educational debates and disciplines which make the most of Gramsci’s writings for theoretical aid; the essays are hugely consultant of the main complex modern paintings on Gramsci. members contain: Michael Denning – hugely revered within the box of cultural reviews; Stephen Gill – an eminent determine in diplomacy; Epifanio San Juan, Jr. – a tremendous author in post-colonial thought; Joseph Buttigieg —translator of Gramsci’s felony Notebooks — ; Stanley Aronowitz, a unusual sociologist, Marcia Landy — a massive student of movie reports; and Frank Rosengarten — editor of Gramsci’s legal Letters.

This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars and students of political philosophy, economics, movie and media reports, sociology, schooling, literature, post-colonial experiences, anthropology, subaltern stories, cultural reviews, linguistics and overseas relations.

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