Marxism

Things to Do in Quarantine: Read Marx!

The thought of reading 150-year-old books on political economy might sound daunting. But Marx was a surprisingly accessible and entertaining writer. If you have already checked out introductory works like the Communist Manifesto, here are eight more short-ish books to continue your studies.

10 Revolutionary Books to Read under Quarantine

Many people can’t leave the house to COVID-19. But we can prepare for coming struggles. Here are 10 books to learn about Marxism. “You who starve, reach for a book: it will be a weapon.” — Bertolt Brecht

How Would a Socialist System Deal with a Pandemic?

Capitalist governments around the world are taking unprecedented measures. Yet these remain fettered by the anarchy of the market. A socialist society could simply send everyone on stay-at-home, paid vacation for a month or two. 

Soviet Strategy: A Primer

Tactics are how a battle is won. Strategy is the art of winning a war. How can the working class win political power?

100 Years of the Communist Youth International

On November 20, 1919, delegates from 14 countries founded the Communist Youth International. Its youth organizations played a leading role in the resistance against World War One, fighting against both bourgeois governments and their own party’s reformist leaders.

Six “Spooky” Socialism Quotes to Enjoy on Halloween

It’s no secret. Marx and Marxists loved to use vivid and yes, spooky imagery: spectres, ghosts, rotting corpses and vampires. Here are six of our favorites. Send us your favorite spooky socialist quotes and we will update this article to include audience submissions. Contact us via email ([email protected]), Twitter (@left_voice) or send us a Facebook message!