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 GarrisiOctober 3, 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 MasoJuly 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 RobertsJuly 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.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021
François Matheron (1955–2021)
On April 3rd, the French Marxist philosopher François Matheron passed away from complications related to Covid-19. Here we publish an obituary by regular Left Voice contributor, Warren Montag, celebrating Matheron's life and his contributions to Marxist thought.
Warren MontagMay 6, 2021
Reconnecting Gramsci to the Traditions of Revolutionary Marxism: A Review of “Hegemonía y Lucha de Clases”
Juan Dal Maso’s "Hegemonía y lucha de clases. Tres ensayos sobre Trotsky, Gramsci y el marxismo" represents an ambitious attempt to rethink the relation of Gramsci to the traditions of revolutionary Marxism, by means of a critique of those positions that emphasised the possibility of a reformist reading of Gramsci and of an attempt to suggest that Gramsci and Trotsky faced the same open challenges of redefining revolutionary strategy.
Panagiotis SotirisApril 7, 2021