Critique of the Gotha Programme: Critical Response

Karl Marx. “Critique of the Gotha Programme.” Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Collected Works, Vol. 24, International Publishers, 1989, pp. 75-99. The Paris Commune of 1871, which lasted two months, from March 26-May 30, 1871, signified the first successful, though short-lived, workers’ revolution in history. In the aftermath of the Commune’s bloody defeat, revolutionary communists…Read more Critique of the Gotha Programme: Critical Response

Reading: Week 10

What follows is an excerpt from Maurice Cornforth’s 1952 Readers’ Guide to the Marxist Classics. II. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM (B) MORE ADVANCED READING (2) Frederick Engels. Anti-Dühring. Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Collected Works, Vol. 25, International Publishers, 1989. pp. 1-309. (a) Introduction: Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. 16-32) (b) Part 1: Chapters 3…Read more Reading: Week 10

Reading: Week 9

What follows is an excerpt from Maurice Cornforth’s 1952 Readers’ Guide to the Marxist Classics. II. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM (B) MORE ADVANCED READING (1) Karl Marx. “Critique of the Gotha Programme.” Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Collected Works, Vol. 24, International Publishers, 1989, pp. 75-99. Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Programme deals with…Read more Reading: Week 9

“Anarchism or Socialism?”: Critical Response

J. V. Stalin. “Anarchism or Socialism?” J. V. Stalin Collected Works, Vol. 1. Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954, pp. 297-372. During the period between the summer of 1906 and the winter of early 1907, a relatively young Georgian Bolshevik by the name of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jugashvili – then also known as “Koba,” later to…Read more “Anarchism or Socialism?”: Critical Response

Reading: Week 8

What follows is an excerpt from Maurice Cornforth’s 1952 Readers’ Guide to the Marxist Classics. II. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM (A) GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO MARXIST THEORY (3) Karl Marx & Frederick Engels. Manifesto of the Communist Party. Marx & Engels Collected Works, Vol. 6, International Publishers, 1976, pp.477-519. The Manifesto of the Communist Party…Read more Reading: Week 8

Reading: Week 7

What follows is an excerpt from Maurice Cornforth’s 1952 Readers’ Guide to the Marxist Classics. II. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM (A) GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO MARXIST THEORY (2) J. V. Stalin. “Anarchism or Socialism?” J. V. Stalin Collected Works, Vol. 1, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954, 297-372. This little book was written by Stalin as…Read more Reading: Week 7

Reading: Week 6

What follows is an excerpt from Maurice Cornforth’s 1952 Readers’ Guide to the Marxist Classics. II. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM Introduction (A) GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO MARXIST THEORY (1) Frederick Engels. “Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.” Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Collected Works, Vol. 24, International Publishers, 1989, 281-325. INTRODUCTION The substance of Marxism-Leninism, the basic…Read more Reading: Week 6