Reading: Week 12

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. (d) Part 1: Chapters 9-11 (pp. 78-110) [Continuing from Last Week:] Engels…Read more Reading: Week 12

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Reading: Week 11

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. (c) Part 1: Chapters 5-8 (pp. 44-78) [Continuing from Last Week:] He…Read more Reading: Week 11

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 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 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

Readings: Week 1

What follows is an excerpt from Maurice Cornforth's 1952 Readers' Guide to the Marxist Classics. I. MARX, ENGELS, LENIN AND STALIN Introduction (1) Frederick Engels. “Karl Marx.” Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Collected Works, Vol. 24, International Publishers, 1989, 183-195. (2) Frederick Engels. “Speech at the Graveside of Karl Marx.”Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Selected…Read more Readings: Week 1