Marxism

Marx and the Impossibility to reform Capitalist Society

In a famous scene of Spanish literature, noble Don Quixote, dominated by madness, fought against windmills believing them to be giant warriors. A character that sought to change the world, forcing it on his ways, and went from one mess to another. He attempted with all his strength to...

Karl Marx: a Life in Service of the Working Class

Today, Marx is portrayed in most books, articles and documentaries as an intellectual who sought to teach lessons to the working class from the outside. Lessons drawn due to his brilliant mind. Some elements of his thoughts are studied in university classes and his name is always present in...

200 years of Marx: A life in the service of the working class

May 5 was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx birth. To honour him, the ISL will publish a series of articles on the German revolutionary. Our aim is to popularise his thinking and work, especially among the workers. In this article we present a short summary of his life and...

200 years of Marx birth

On May 5, today, it is 200 years of Karl Marx’s birth, in Tréveris, Germany. He was, without a doubt, one of the man with most influence in the history of the XIX, XX and XXI centuries. Together with Frederich Engels, his friend and comrade of theoretical, political elaboration...

Value, class and Capital

This year’s Historical Materialism conference in London focused on the Russian revolution as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of Marx’s Volume One of Capital. Naturally, I concentrated on presentations that flowed from the latter rather than the former. By Michael Roberts.   Indeed, the main plenary at HM was...

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