Archive | Marxist theory

Why Marx Was Right

Terry Eagleton. Why Marx Was Right. Yale University Press, 2011 reviewed by Dave Kellaway International Viewpoint  “So you’re for the revolutionary Marxist overthrow of parliamentary democracy then.” This was the question flung by presenter Andrew Neil in a discussion on the BBC’s Daily Politics Show at Right to Work campaigner and SWP member Michael Bradley […]

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A multimedia introduction to The Communist Manifesto

“All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority.” This video is meant to be used in group discussion of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. It has […]

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Rosa Luxemburg: Reform versus Revolution

[Quotes and Insights #21] Thanks to Luna17 for reminding us of this brilliant passage from the woman Lenin described as one of the  “outstanding representatives of the revolutionary proletariat and of unfalsified Marxism.” Legislative reform and revolution are not different methods of historic development that can be picked out at the pleasure from the counter […]

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