Week Five: Introduction to Marxism
HOLIDAY GIFTS AT MEHRING BOOKS
21 December 2016
A foundation in Marxism is key to building a mass socialist movement in the working class for 2017. All titles and sale bundles are discounted!
Designed for those who are new to Marxism and are looking for a set of writings that will introduce them to the basic concepts and ideas of socialism. It is also a good choice for those who want to add classic works of Marxism to their library. Titles included: The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States, Program of the Socialist Equality Party; The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels; Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Frederick Engels; In Defense of the October Revolution by Leon Trotsky; Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin; The Transitional Program by Leon Trotsky
Contains The Revolution Betrayed, Trotsky’s unsurpassed analysis of Stalinism, and In Defense of Leon Trotsky, David North’s defense of Trotsky against contemporary falsifiers. Both of these works are indispensable reading for those wishing to develop an understanding of the significance of the life and work of Trotsky, the co-leader of the Russian Revolution and the indefatigable opponent of Stalin.
Essential writings by Karl Marx on economics, as well as an essay by noted Soviet economist E.A. Preobrazhensky on the problem of socialist construction in the USSR. Titles included are Capital, Vol. 1, Ch. 1 ; Grundrisse: Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy (unabridged); Forms of Value; and From NEP to Socialism .
The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. The author defends historical materialism against contemporary anti-Marxist philosophical tendencies related to the Frankfurt School and postmodernism.
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Socialism, Utopian and Scientific (Frederick Engels)
This small book compactly outlines the economic, historical and philosophical teachings of Marxism. Iis a concise and penetrating explanation of the origins of scientific socialism and how Marxist thought is distinguished from the concepts of earlier socialists.
“This book compactly sets forth the fundamentals of Marx’s economic teaching in Marx’s own words. After all, no one has yet been able to expound the labor theory of value better than Marx himself”—from the Introduction by Leon Trotsky.
State and Revolution (V.I. Lenin)
One of Lenin’s most important works, written in the summer of 1917, on the eve of the October Revolution. Essential for understanding the Marxist attitude toward the state.