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Free Education For Everyone!

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In this thread you can find link to leftist literature and educational material.

Massive site with complete works:

Communist manifesto:

Das Kapital/Capital:

Feel free to add

Courtesy of /leftypol/


File: 1422564729950.pdf (1.69 MB, 1422143499523-0[1].pdf)

Very short introduction to communism


File: 1422564818286.pdf (3.42 MB, 1422143499523-2[1].pdf)

Very short introduction to socialism


File: 1422564997248.pdf (1.89 MB, 1422143499523-1[1].pdf)

Very short introduction to Marx


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An introduction to Marxist Economics


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The Anarchist Library
Full of text about anarchism and related topics.


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Marx on "Value, Price and Profit" Taken from a speech at a workers' council


Revolutionary Maoist propaganda:

Includes babby's first guide to Maoism and communism in general, you can read this if nothing else:


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The Culture Industry - Adorno

From the wiki:
>The term culture industry was coined by the critical theorists Theodor Adorno (1903–1969) and Max Horkheimer (1895–1973), and was presented as critical vocabulary in the chapter “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception”, of the book Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944), wherein they proposed that popular culture is akin to a factory producing standardized cultural goods — films, radio programmes, magazines, etc. — that are used to manipulate mass society into passivity. Consumption of the easy pleasures of popular culture, made available by the mass communications media, renders people docile and content, no matter how difficult their economic circumstances. The inherent danger of the culture industry is the cultivation of false psychological needs that can only be met and satisfied by the products of capitalism; thus Adorno and Horkheimer especially perceived mass-produced culture as dangerous to the more technically and intellectually difficult high arts. In contrast, true psychological needs are freedom, creativity, and genuine happiness, which refer to an earlier demarcation of human needs, established by Herbert Marcuse. (See Eros and Civilization, 1955).


File: 1422580595888.pdf (1.15 MB, Transcendental Materialism.pdf)

Adventures in Transcendental Materialism - Adrian Johnston

>Since Bacon, Gallileo and Descartes in the early 17th century, the relations between science and religion as well as mind and body have remained volatile fault lines of conflict. The controversies surrounding these relations are as alive and pressing now as at any point over the course of the past four centuries.

>Adrian Johnston’s transcendental materialism offers a new theoretical approach to these issues. Arming himself with resources provided by German idealism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, the life sciences and contemporary philosophical developments, Johnston formulates an account of subjectivity that, although being both materialist and naturalist, does full justice to human beings as irreducible to natural matter alone. At the same time he argues against relapses into idealisms, dualisms and spiritualisms.


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History of Neoliberalism - David Harvey

>Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so.Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, authorof 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex offorces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through criticalengagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.


Free Thought and Propaganda - Bertrand Russel: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44932

The Gramsci Reader: http://ouleft.org/wp-content/uploads/gramsci-reader.pdf


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Lenin - The State and Revolution


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Trotsky - The Transitional Program


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Trotsky - The War and the International


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Trotsky - The Third International After Lenin


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D. Harvey - A Companion to Marx's "Capital"


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Personally, I have no system…
>pic related

read the whole thing, not just the first sentence. I like to make my informational monologues have a certain degree of "unexpected surprises"


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This playlist is a course of reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey, who is this guy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Harvey for anyone who didn't know and couldn't be bothered to google :)


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Lenin - "What is to be Done?" 1902


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Some Engels for you all.


File: 1430065039346-0.pdf (3.28 MB, Capital-Volume-I.pdf)

File: 1430065039348-1.pdf (1.14 MB, Marx_Capital_Vol_2.pdf)

Marx, Das Kapital Volumes 1 and 2

Volume 1 was the only volume finished in Marx's lifetime. Volumes 2 and 3 were incomplete and compiled and finished by Engels after Marx's death. Volume 1 is often considered to the be most important of Marx's works. It is a critique of Capitalism.


File: 1430065268451.pdf (2.4 MB, Rosa Luxembourg Accumulati….pdf)

Rosa Luxemburg, "The Accumulation of Capital".

Luxemburg explores the connections between Capitalism, Imperialism, and Economic Reproduction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reproduction_(economics) )


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Rosa Luxemburg, "Reform or Revolution"

A pamphlet published in Germany, in 1899.


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Trotsky, 1930/1932, "The History of the Russian Revolution" Volume 1



File is too big to upload. Essential reading for beginners, easy to digest.


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This one is a classic.


See >>>/leftypol/201631 for Modern Leftist Scholarship


I do enjoy this.


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An introduction to Dialectical Materialism, in a short pamphlet written by Trotsky in 1939. Very easy to get through, only 6 pages long but well worth the read.


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Autonomist interpretation of 'Capital'


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> autonomous interpretation

plz explain



Don't know really, haven't read it. Try this:



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Please add some Cornelius Castoriadis if you can. It will be much appreciated.



Karl Kautsky - The Materialist Conception of History


File: 1436971926956.pdf (2.73 MB, Castoriadis Collection.pdf)


A selected collection of his work, translated into English. Did you want French originals or are you looking for English versions? His stuff is kinda hard to find :/



essential reading for anyone who does not have a full understanding of dialectical materialism (essential premise of marxist thought)


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The German Ideology, Marx and Engels, 1845


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Calculation, Complexity And Planning:

The Socialist Calculation Debate Once Again

Allin Cottrell and W. Paul Cockshott

July, 1993


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W. P A U L C O C K S H O T T





awesome, thanks


Because these books are so hard to get and suppressed.



Did anyone imply that?


The works of Trotsky online and downloadable:




This guy gets it.

This thread is kinda anachronistic, and the best versions of stuff here mostly aren't posted.



If you find better free versions then please post them.

How exactly is this thread anachronistic? We're aware that much of this material exists online, this is just a good centralization/archive of that literature.


bumping and asking for introductions to modern marxism



Check this out, maybe?: http://www.marxist.com/reading-guide-an-introduction-to-marxism.htm

What do you mean by "modern Marxism", exactly?


Anything designed for children?



Not sure if this has been posted yet, but a v. good lecture series on Marxist theory


Does anyone have an anarchist reading list? I want to know which books to start with.


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Rosa Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution

(pdf I made myself taken from marxist.org, arranged with page numbers and a proper contents page - hope you enjoy)


Is there a good pdf copy of the Grundrisse anywhere?



There's a whole anarchist literature thread m80 >>688


Anything on Left Communism (other than Lenin)?


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something ive been reading, explains anarchism and communism for complete newbies. if you want to understand more about these ideologies before actually making decisions unlike the uneducated /pol/fags, this is the book for you


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For a lengthier answer to the old question of "Human Nature" (and worth a read for those who think they already know the answer well): Erich Fromm, "Marx's Concept of Man".



Anyone got this???


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Sweet but I was kinda looking for a pdf :/ I'll make one and publish it here if none exists already.


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Georges Politzer - Elementary Principles of Philosophy

For anyone who's looking to get into elementary Marxist theories, it is written by several students of Georges Politzer in the Workers University of Paris (l'Université Ouvrière de Paris) from 1935 to 36, the book is one of my favorites, it is a structured collection of notes from a marxist theory course i think and it explains in a very simple way how to apply Marxism to everyday life.

As pdf I only have the English, Turkish and French versions of the book, but I'm sure you can find it in other languages like Spanish or Italian if you want to read it in your native language.


anybody have a good book about psychoanalysis and marxism?




thank you fam


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A collection of some of Marx's Early Writings: https://libcom.org/files/Marx-Early-Writings.pdf


So much shit been taken down from marxists.org - hope someone saved every single pdf kek.


Anyone got a copy of “Philosophy of Justice” ed. Guttorm Fløistad - ( in particular the chapter “Karl Marx – A Utopian Socialist?” by Jørgen Pedersen from this anthology)


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On Democratic Organization and Workers' Control: 5 short classic texts



There's a torrent for Marxists.org's entire website.


Btw here's the MECW that marxists.org had to take down.


I know there are tons of pdf available but I like having it on a website because a) it's text and you can search it b) you can google the site for a particular topic. Can't do that on 50 volumes of scanned pages.

It's not complete but I think they're still working on it.




I'd honestly say that the vulgar materialism presented in this text is the antithesis of Marx himself. Marx emphasises social activity (which takes the form of labour), not "matter".

I half blame that text alone for a lot of the dumb economic determinism that floats around on /leftypol/.



What are you on about? Please explain further what you mean. I see nothing un-Marxist or contrary to an emphasis on social activity in this text.




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Someone on leftypol asked me to dump these here so have at it.





Why isn't the Communist Manifesto here?



Because it's shit.



Its in the OP you muppet



Meant a pdf.


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Hot from the toilet of the global unconscious


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Anyone have Minima Moralia by Theodor Adorno? Preferably in a lightweight file.



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I like the Marxist Internet Library but are there any websites that have:

A) Downloadable content, that's

B) In an epub or mobi format (for my kindle).

Bonus points if it happens to have tonnes of Leftist works (unlike Project Gutenberg which seems pretty limited)


File: 979e95e525697e7⋯.pdf (2.44 MB, David McNally - Monsters o….pdf)

A day late with the spooks, but:

Monsters Of The Market - Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism.

>David McNally


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Who are some good Marxian historians? Specifically ones that wrote about nationalism? Any specific works arguing that historical materialism is superior to other historical methodologies would be appreciated as well.



Don't you guys have a breadline to wait in?


File: 00ca8233b35c36c⋯.pdf (5.3 MB, Debt - The First 5000 year….pdf)

Debt: The First 5000 Years isn't explicitly leftist. It's an analysis of the role and philosophy of debt in human society from an anthropological perspective. However, it contains within it an insightful critique of capitalism. In short, it utterly destroys with the weight of 5,000 years of history, both the moral and logical philosophical underpinnings of liberal economic theory. It expertly wipes away false assumptions so deeply entrenched in modern culture, so internalized in modern consciousness that you didn't even know you had them.

Das Kapital is good theory, but it's written for 19th century German Academics. Debt is recent, well written, engaging, and a pleasure to read. I cannot recommend it enough to normies, dilettantes, and serious theorists alike.


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One more:

Theory as History - Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation

>Jairus Banaji


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Introduction to Sociology - Theodor Adorno

The Culture Industry - Theodor Adorno

Minima Moralia: Reflections On Damaged Life - Theodor Adorno


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Kant's "Critique Of Pure Reason" - Theodor Adorno

Dialectic Of Enlightenment - Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno

Reflections On Class Theory - Theodor Adorno


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File: 6274ec93b77d16d⋯.pdf (456.75 KB, 100x100, 1:1, Theodor Adorno - The Essay….pdf)

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Negative Dialectics - Theodor Adorno

The Essay As Form - Theodor Adorno

History And Freedom - Theodor Adorno


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Anyone got a pdf of Santiago Carrillo's Eurocommunism and the State?

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