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Marxism

Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War

During World War I, the Marxist movement had a rich debate on the questions of militarism, imperialism, and self-determination. Those discussions help inform some of the current issues around the war in Ukraine.

The Unknown Paths of the Late Marx

An interview with Marcello Musto about the last decade of Marx's life.

Marcello Musto

February 27, 2022

A World to Win: Sign Up for Left Voice’s Intro to Marxism Reading Group

Join us this spring in an Intro to Marxism Reading Group. Meetings will be held every Sunday at 6 pm ET.

Left Voice

February 10, 2022

Revisiting Marx on Alienation and Communism

A review of Karl Marx’s Writings on Alienation, edited and introduced by Marcello Musto.

Juan Dal Maso

December 13, 2021

The Leninist Conception of the Party: Myths and Realities

In Lenin’s work, the party question is not only decisive but is also probably the most difficult to unravel.

Marina Garrisi

October 3, 2021

Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision

Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington.

Left Voice

July 25, 2021

Mariátegui: Marxism, Anti-imperialism, and Socialism

The political crisis in Peru has led to a renewed interest in José Carlos Mariátegui, Latin America’s greatest Marxist.

Juan Dal Maso

July 25, 2021

Competition, Monopoly, and Exploitation under Capitalism

While signing an executive order to expand competition and crack down on monopolistic practices, Joe Biden said that “capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation.” His statement reflects a long-standing assumption among both classical and more left-leaning economists alike that increasing monopolization is the source of increasing exploitation under capitalism. What do they get wrong? Economist Michael Roberts explains.

Michael Roberts

July 17, 2021

Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique

John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.