100 Years Ago: International Socialist Review and Mother Earth

Covers of the International Socialist Review and Mother Earth Magazine from December 1914. War was well underway in Europe and, while isolationist sentiment and Wilsonian neutrality still predominated in the U.S., the pro-intervention movement was begining to gather its forces. The ISR, edited by Charles H. Kerr, regularly featured contributions from the anti-war minority of […]

Paresh Chattopadhyay on the Comintern and the Triumph of National Socialism in Germany

In a recent letter published in Economic and Political Weekly (September 6, 2014), Paresh Chattopadhyay reminds us of the role of the Third International in the accession to power of the National Socialists in Germany. The context of the comments excerpted below is a critical response to an article on the BJP’s recent return to […]

The French Stalinists and Liberation: Two Brief Excerpts

The marking of the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, the prelude to the liberation of France, presents an opportunity to make available two brief texts on the role of the Stalinists in the resistance. The first comes from the extremely interesting short book Internationalists in France During the Second World War by […]

Lawrence & Wishart Issues Takedown Notice to Marxists Internet Archive

British publisher Lawrence & Wishart has issued a takedown notice to the Marxists Internet Archive concerning the availability of the Marx-Engels Collected Works for which L&W holds the copyright. A notice on the MIA site indicates that the material in dispute will be removed on April 30. Unfortunately, although the texts in question were written […]

New Volume of Marcuse Collected Papers

The recently-released sixth volume of the Herbert Marcuse Collected Papers series, Marxism, Revolution and Utopia, includes selections of Marcuse’s correspondence with Raya Dunayevskaya, as well as his introduction to her Marxism and Freedom. In this latter document, Marcuse introduces some of the ideas he would develop at greater length in the influential One-Dimensional Man. These […]

Tracing the Contours of Anti-Capitalism

The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought David Black, Lexington Books (2013) Capitalism in the U.S. and Europe has evidently survived the massive financial crisis it found itself confronted by in late 2007. What’s more, at least in the U.S., capitalism was neither seriously threatened with mass political or social […]