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 […]

Criticism &c. Is Four Years Old

Criticism &c. passed its four-year anniversary on January 2. Although the pace of new posts slowed dramatically in 2013, we still managed to accumulate over 5,000 views from almost 100 different countries. The most frequently viewed post of 2013 was ‘Ascent to the heights’: Ernst Bloch’s A Philosophy of the Future, which points readers to […]

Marx’s Capital (Fowkes Translation) Available in the Internet Archive

Those interested in locating a digital version of Marx’s Capital, Volume I may be interested to learn that a scanned copy of the 1976 Ben Fowkes translation published by Penguin (now Penguin Random House—Marx called this process the centralization of capital) is available for download and in-browser reading in the Internet Archive. At the time […]

Mary E. Marcy: Internationalist Socialist, Journalist and Children’s Poet

Mary E. Marcy (1877-1922) was an outstanding member of the left wing of the pre-war Socialist Party of America. She was on the editorial staff of the International Socialist Review and was closely associated with the small but influential left current led by her co-thinker, publisher Charles H. Kerr. Her array of interests was extremely […]

‘Ascent to the heights’: Ernst Bloch’s A Philosophy of the Future

The Internet Archive has made available A Philosophy of the Future by Ernst Bloch. This volume was an early part of the Bloch series published by Herder and Herder in the 1970s. John Cumming is the translator. These lectures represent a glimpse of Bloch’s Tübingen period (after persevering through years of political persecution in the […]