By Johannes Stern, 5 October 2020
After three decades of US-led wars, the outbreak of a third world war, whichwould be fought with nuclear weapons, is an imminent and concrete danger. Based on a thorough understanding of the wars of the past three decades and the socioeconomic and political processes in which they were rooted, this book develops a socialist perspective for the struggle against war.
By Thomas Scripps, 26 August 2020
In Britain, this campaign relies wholly on posing as an opposition to the pseudo-left purveyors of identity politics on campus.
12 August 2020
The paperback edition of this critical book on the history of the Fourth International is now available.
Mehring Yayıncılık publishes Turkish-language edition of The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran
By Ulaş Ateşçi, 30 March 2020
First published by the WSWS in February 2018, The Struggle against Imperialism and for Workers’ Power in Iran—A Reply to a Proponent of “Iranian Islamic Socialism” advances a socialist strategy for the working class in a country that has been the target of US imperialist aggression for decades.
By Keith Jones, 30 March 2020
A viable strategy to defeat imperialism can only be founded on the working class, and requires its independent political mobilization against all factions of the Iranian bourgeoisie.
24 January 2020
The response of David North and Eric London to the New York Times’ rebuff of five eminent historians’ objections to the 1619 Project is now available as an illustrated pamphlet.
Mehring Books Holiday Sale ends Sunday at midnight
3 January 2020
This is the last weekend to buy the writings of SEP National Chairman David North at reduced prices from Mehring Books.
Last Week for Mehring Books Holiday Sale
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement by Eric London – How Leon Trotsky’s Assassination was prepared
By Mehring Books, 30 December 2019
The assassination of Leon Trotsky in 1940 by the Stalinist secret police was perpetrated by a network of agents infiltrated into the Fourth International.
Last week of half-price sale! Available for $8.48 through January 5.
By our reporter, 10 December 2019
The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.
Mehring Books Holiday Sale feature
6 December 2019
During its Holiday Sale, Mehring Books is offering this volume at a sharply reduced price of $15 for the black and white version or $20 for the color version.
27 November 2019
Vandreier’s and North’s discussion will focus on the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.
By Ulas Atesci, 29 October 2019
Mehring Books will participate in the Tüyap International İstanbul Book Fair of November 2-10, with a stand located in the fourth meeting hall.
By David North, 2 September 2019
Today we are publishing the Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, by David North.
Vadim Rogovin, author of Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
By David North, 23 August 2019
In this 1998 tribute to Vadim Z. Rogovin, David North explains what made this Soviet historian a remarkable “prophet of historical truth.”
Available in English and Spanish
6 June 2019
Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new pamphlet, The 2019 workers’ rebellion in Matamoros, Mexico by WSWS writer Andrea Lobo.
By our reporter, 30 May 2019
“The return of fascism, of authoritarian rule, of dictatorship and war is an international phenomenon,” the book’s author, SGP Deputy National Secretary Christoph Vandreier, stressed.
By our correspondents, 23 March 2019
David North introduced the new German edition of The Heritage We Defend at the Leipzig Book Fair on Saturday.
“I think it’s the capitalists who are doing this”
By our reporters, 22 March 2019
For the last two weeks, members of the SEP and IYSSE have been speaking with workers and youth throughout Leipzig about today’s meeting, “The lessons of the 1930s and the fight against the extreme right.”
By our reporter, 18 March 2019
Around 150 people, including workers, students and professionals, heard speeches from Christoph Vandreier, deputy chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), and David North, chairperson of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board.
By our reporters, 16 March 2019
The Mehring Books stand attracted a great deal of attention and interest, and the association of Mehring Books with the heritage of Trotskyism and its concern with fundamental historical questions was apparent.
12 February 2019
The English edition of Why Are They Back? Historical falsification, political conspiracy and the return of fascism in Germany will be launched by Mehring Books in London on Sunday, March 17.
1 February 2019
The translation of David North’s book is vital for Tamil-speaking workers, youth and intellectuals on the Indian sub-continent, in Sri Lanka, and exile communities around the world.
New book now available
By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019
The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.
By our correspondents, 15 December 2018
The publication of the book is of particular importance in Russia and met with significant interest among attendees of the book fair.
David North in conversation with Nick Beams
9 November 2018
Why are they back?
By our reporters, 19 October 2018
Author Christoph Vandreier presented the book in a well-attended lecture at the Frankfurt Book fair last Saturday.
15 September 2018
The new edition of the foundational 1988 work by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available for order in the UK and Ireland.
15 August 2018
Mehring Books is pleased to announce that two new pamphlets—The World Socialist Web Site and the Defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and The 2018 Teacher Rebellion—are available for online purchase.
22 May 2018
Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.
7 April 2018
Mehring Books has published The CIA Democrats, a detailed exposure of the effective takeover of the 2018 Democratic Party congressional campaign by candidates drawn from the ranks of former intelligence agents, special forces operatives, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilian national security operatives from the State Department, National Security Council and Pentagon.
Now available from Mehring Books
By Shannon Jones, 24 March 2018
There is a growing awareness that something is deeply amiss with the present social order.
24 March 2018
The pamphlet addresses pivotal issues of socialist strategy in a country that for decades has been a target of US imperialist intrigue and aggression, and where the working class, as heralded by the protests that opened 2018, is now striving to find the road of independent class struggle.
Book traces history of West Virginia miners’ struggles
2 March 2018
West Virginia teachers and their supporters will find in this work an important resource for gaining insight into the broader issues they face.
By Halil Celik, 20 January 2018
In a country where the working class and socialist movement in general has been dominated by Stalinism, Maoism and petty-bourgeois nationalist tendencies for decades, these books are of prime importance in developing socialist consciousness among workers and youth.
New publication by Mehring Books (UK)
12 January 2018
Mehring Books has produced a new pamphlet to memorialise David King, who devoted his extraordinary artistic gifts to salvaging the historical truth of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath.
13 December 2017
Lessons of October reviews the history of the October 1917 Russian Revolution and the pivotal role of revolutionary leadership.
By Keith Jones, 13 December 2017
Trotsky’s Lessons of October was written from the standpoint of preparing future “Octobers,” both in the advanced capitalist countries of Europe and the US, and in the oppressed countries of the East.
18 September 2017
This new pamphlet from Mehring Books examines the historical background and social roots of the events of the summer of 1967 and the outcome of the biggest and most violent urban uprising in US history.
31 August 2017
The World Socialist Web Site pamphlet on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago is critical reading in light of the current catastrophe in Texas.
New from Mehring Books
Volume I: The February Revolution and the Development of Bolshevik Strategy
28 August 2017
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the events of 1917, their consequences and their lessons retain a burning contemporary relevance.
1 June 2017
Limited time opportunity for big savings.
By Zac Corrigan, 7 April 2017
The documentary film of the Russian Revolution was screened by the IYSSE at Wayne State University.
15 March 2017
In his lecture on March 11, David North answers the question with 10 reasons, followed by a summary of the main events from the February revolution to the October seizure of power by the Bolshevik Party. North’s presentation was the first of five lectures in the ICFI series commemorating the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
The Election of Donald Trump: The Insurrection of the Oligarchy
25 January 2017
The demonstrations against Trump foreshadow the eruption of class struggle in the US on a massive scale.
Final Week! Mehring Books Holiday Sale|
28 December 2016
For the final week of the Mehring Books Holiday sale we are featuring works dealing with the fight against the rise of fascism in the 1930s.
Week Five: Introduction to Marxism
21 December 2016
For those new to the World Socialist Web Site, some suggestions to enhance your library of Marxist classics. For everybody: Don’t miss all our great deals!
Week Four: Holiday gift sales!
14 December 2016
All titles, including the centenary edition of Tsar to Lenin, are discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale.
100 Years since the Russian Revolution
12 December 2016
Produced by the legendary Herman Axelbank and narrated by Max Eastman, Tsar to Lenin is the definitive documentary of a revolution that “shook the world” and changed the course of history.
Week Three: The Struggle Against War
8 December 2016
For week three of our Holiday Sale we are featuring works on the fight against imperialist war
30 November 2016
Week 2: Build the Socialist Equality Party! All titles discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale. You won’t want to miss our deals!
23 November 2016
All titles discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale. Week 1: The Russian Revolution.
NEW! Available for your eReader from Mehring Books
17 November 2016
Mehring Books is offering this analysis of the transformation of world economy, first published in 1998 and now out of print, for both ePub and Kindle eReaders.
3 November 2016
Both ePub and Kindle versions of David North’s recent book A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 are now available from Mehring Books.
By our correspondents, 25 October 2016
In a lecture titled “Philosophy and Politics in Times of War and Revolution,” David North presented his book The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left.
A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt
By David North, 25 October 2016
This lecture by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North was delivered in German on October 22 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. North spoke at the invitation of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
Large audience for interview with David North, author of A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016
By our reporter, 29 September 2016
The online interview, which has been accessed more than 4,000 times, deals with the issues raised in North’s book and their relevance for contemporary politics.
WSWS interview with David North: A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016
28 September 2016
The interview covered a wide range of topics, from the significance of the dissolution of the USSR to the pro-imperialist politics of the pseudo-left and the revolutionary role of the working class.
The Political Lessons of the Bernie Sanders Campaign and The Great Autoworkers Struggle of 2015
7 September 2016
Mehring Books has published two pamphlets: one dealing with the political lessons of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US and the other reviewing the great autoworkers struggle of 2015.
New book by David North
By David North, 11 July 2016
We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.
30 April 2016
In its May Day sale, Mehring Books is offering significant discounts on its wide selection of Marxist works.
Hundreds attend meetings in Leipzig, Germany on the danger of war and the politics of the pseudo-left
By our correspondents, 22 March 2016
Nearly 500 participants attended two meetings held by Mehring Verlag at the Leipzig Book Fair on The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique and Scholarship or War Propaganda?.
David North addresses Sri Lankan SEP launch of Sinhala edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century
By David North, 22 March 2016
Publication of this new translation of David North’s The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century will contribute significantly to the education of workers and youth in Sri Lanka.
Colombo meeting launches Sinhala translation of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century
By our correspondents, 22 March 2016
SEP general secretary Wije Dias stressed that the book’s exposure of historical falsifications was “a weapon in the revolutionary struggles of the future.”
Public meeting at Leipzig Book Fair
14 March 2016
Mehring Books speakers will present the book Scholarship or War Propaganda at the Leipzig Book Fair, which begins this week.
9 March 2016
Mehring Books has just published in pamphlet format the statement calling for the building of a new anti-war movement based on the perspective of international socialism.
By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2016
This work by Paul Fröhlich, a contemporary of Luxemburg, outlines both her personal and political struggles.
SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo to introduce Sinhala edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century
22 February 2016
David North’s book makes clear that an understanding of the key strategic experiences of the 20th century, particularly the Russian Revolution of 1917, is essential for a renaissance of socialist consciousness in the working class.
Twenty-five years since the first Gulf War
By Eric London, 21 January 2016
In 1991, the Workers League, forerunner of the SEP, published this valuable compendium of articles and statements providing a Marxist analysis of the imperialist war in Iraq and the breakdown of the postwar international order.
21 December 2015
The betrayal of the anti-austerity struggles of the Greek working class by the Syriza government is a strategic experience for the working class not only in Greece, but internationally.
Now in eBook format: The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique
14 December 2015
North’s book defends historical materialism against contemporary anti-Marxist philosophical tendencies related to the Frankfurt School and postmodernism.
8 December 2015
The Heritage We Defend, which reviews the political and theoretical disputes inside the Fourth International, is now available in e-pub form. It is essential reading for a new generation coming into struggle against capitalism.
24 November 2015
Mehring Books is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Sale. From now through January 4 we are offering discounts on new titles as well as a wide array of Marxist classics.
Mehring Verlag publishing house presents new book, Scholarship or War Propaganda? at Frankfurt Book Fair
By our correspondent, 27 October 2015
Scholarship or War Propaganda? deals with the political controversy at Humboldt University in Berlin over the critique of the positions of Professors Jörg Baberowski and Herfried Münkler in support of the return of German militarism.
27 August 2015
This pamphlet goes beyond the news accounts to uncover the deeper meaning of the destruction of an American city.
New from Mehring Verlag
Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2015
The World Socialist Web Site announces the upcoming publication of the German edition of Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Verlag.
Foreword to Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin's Humboldt University
By Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2015
The subject of this book goes well beyond the conflict at Berlin's Humboldt University. It is concerned with the relationship between scholarship and politics in a period of militarism, mounting international conflicts and growing social tensions.
Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique
By David North, 21 July 2015
The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism.
1 May 2015
Mehring Books is launching a two-week sale in honor of May Day, the international day of working class solidarity, with almost all titles marked down between 10 and 50 percent.
On the anniversary of Lenin’s birth
16 April 2015
Sale on Tsar to Lenin and the Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.
12 March 2015
This pamphlet is vital reading to gain a deeper understanding of this significant movement of the working class in the heart of world capitalism. It contains articles reviewing the political lessons and historical background to the strike.
By Shannon Jones, 31 January 2015
The War Comes Home: Race, Class and Police Violence in America examines the connection between the growth of police violence and the expanding powers of the repressive military/intelligence apparatus.
19 December 2014
This work by WSWS Arts and Culture Editor David Walsh is now available in ePub and Kindle formats. It is an important contribution to the study of Hollywood and global cinema and belongs in every Marxist library.
12 December 2014
Sale begins at noon on Saturday, December 13. Be sure to take advantage of extra discount.
3 December 2014
This book by David North is an essential addition to every Marxist library.
24 November 2014
Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles.
7 October 2014
The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.
24 May 2014
Take advantage of steep discounts on sale bundles and individual titles.
By our correspondents, 1 April 2014
WSWS arts editor David Walsh discussed problems of art, culture, and cinema at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on March 27.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 March 2014
Mehring Books held two meetings at the Leipzig Book Fair devoted to Leon Trotsky’s writings on the First World War and their relevance to current developments in Ukraine.
13 March 2014
On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, Europe at War. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine.
A review of David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves from Uruguay
By Marcelo Arias Souto, 19 February 2014
A comment on WSWS arts editor David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves, written by Marcelo Arias Souto from Uruguay.
New pamphlet on Detroit bankruptcy
For a Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit
4 February 2014
This new SEP pamphlet examines the financial swindles behind the bankruptcy of Detroit.
23 January 2014
In this video, Andre Damon interviews World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh about the themes, content and political background of Walsh’s new book, Sky Between the Leaves.
Hurry to take advantage of great savings
By Shannon Jones, 4 January 2014
Steep discounts on sale bundles and individual titles will end soon.
18 December 2013
The WSWS Chronology is now available for online purchase at a reduced price.
12 December 2013
At a special discount price, and with free shipping in the US, this a great opportunity to purchase extra copies for the holidays.
22 November 2013
A unique collection of writings on film by David Walsh, arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available through mehring.com.
Now available at Mehring online
7 November 2013
This pamphlet, by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North, looks at the causes of the present debased state of intellectual life in the United States.
29 October 2013
The new expanded edition is now available in epub and pdf formats.
New SEP pamphlet available at Mehring online
21 October 2013
Mehring Books is pleased to announce that the pamphlet Hegel, Marx, Engels and the Origins of Marxism by David North is now available for online purchase.