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17 October 2018
This short pamphlet by Friedrich Engels is, along with the Communist Manifesto, one of the best and most significant introductions to Marxism. It greatly adds to our understanding of the roots of socialism and the tasks of the working class to fundamentally change society.
20 June 2018
Film: The Young Karl Marx (2017): Director Raoul Peck takes us on a voyage through the life of 'The Young Karl Marx'.
2 May 2018
Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May. Together with Engels, he formulated the ideas of scientific socialism which were to shake the world
18 October 2017
The centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile - not mainly aimed at the February revolution, but at October
9 August 2017
The Daily Mail reacted with predictable hysteria when, in May 2017, John McDonnell stated: "You can't understand the capitalist system without reading Marx's Das Kapital."
14 January 2015
Fight inequality with socialism: Eye-wateringly massive inequality. An ever-widening wealth gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. Scandalous tax-avoiding arrangements
14 January 2015
Eleanor Marx was an extraordinary woman - youngest daughter of an extraordinary man, Karl Marx, and of Jenny, his lifelong partner through revolution and counter-revolution
31 July 2013
In this book Jonathan Sperber says he aims to place the great revolutionary thinker and activist firmly in his times
14 January 2013
If they were to answer that North Vietnam was more 'progressive', then how to explain their position at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when the liquidation of the planned economy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union was, for them, not a great negative historical turning point...
22 June 2011
PFI man: Predictably many Tory backbenchers regard the prime minister's cosmetic changes to the government's health and social care bill as a capitulation...
19 February 2011
"Men have broad shoulders and narrow hips, and accordingly they possess intelligence. Women have narrow shoulders and broad hips. Women ought to stay at home; the way they were created indicates this,...
Water-colour portrait of Charles Darwin painted by George Richmond in the late 1830s, photo George Richmond
9 December 2009
150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species: Charles Darwin's theory of 'natural selection' changed the way that we look at ourselves. It contradicted the idea of an outside 'intelligent designer', so it met a reaction from the religious establishment.
In this feature, ROY FARRAR marks this year's bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book On the Origin of Species by summarising some of Darwin's ideas and their significance.
14 September 2009
1. The State: A Product of the Irreconcilability of Class Antagonisms: The State: an Instrument for the Exploitation of the Oppressed Class...
14 September 2009
The 1891 Preface to Marx's "The Civil War in France"...
5 June 2009
Review FRIEDRICH ENGELS wrote The Condition of the Working Class in England when he was just 24 years old. Tristram Hunt says: "The power, incisiveness and prescience of Engels' polemic remains undiminished...
4 June 2008
The ideas of the Socialist Party, based on scientific socialism, are identified with Karl Marx and 'Marxism', but Friedrich Engels deserves to be bracketed alongside the great 'philosopher of the millennium'. Peter Taaffe reveiws Engels: A Revolutionary Life, by John Green. (Artery Publications, London 2008)
2 April 2008
...and publication of Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto "The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." This ringing battle cry was issued 160 years ago by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their Communist Manifesto.
13 February 2008
MICHAEL O'LEARY, cost-cutting, anti-union, multimillionaire boss of 'budget airline' Ryanair, says he would welcome "a good, deep, bloody recession in this country for 12 to 18 months... By Roger Shrives
28 June 2007
Review by Peter Taaffe of Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore: "Lenin shot by Trotsky in drunken brawl". This was a headline, not from the gutter press but from a so-called 'quality' US capitalist newspaper in...
22 October 2006
"A SPECTRE is haunting Europe..." With these famous words Marx and Engels began what is probably the single most famous work of scientific socialism... By Ben Robinson
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