Two Forthcoming Titles By C.L.R. James

The Dialectics of State Capitalism: Writings on Marxist Theory, 1940-1956 Edited by Scott McLemee Haymarket Books, July 2012 Scott McLemee has been a literary champion of James’s Johnson-Forest Tendency period since the early 1990s and has edited two valuable collections of his writings, C.L.R. James and Revolutionary Marxism (with Paul LeBlanc, 1994) and C.L.R. James […]

New and Forthcoming: Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Fromm, Dunayevskaya

Towards a New Manifesto Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer (Translated by Rodney Livingstone) Verso, 2011 Verso has released a text of a 1956 dialogue between Max Horkheimer and Theodore Adorno which was intended to result in a philosophical updating of the Communist Manifesto. The project is a worthy one, but neither thinker a) was stylistically […]

A Letter to Natalia Trotsky on the Theory of State Capitalism

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available the text of a 1947 letter from Raya Dunayevskaya to Natalia Sedova Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and widow of Leon Trotsky. Dunayevskaya served as Russian language secretary to Trotsky in 1937 and 1938 during the period of the Dewey Commission of Inquiry and became close to Natalia. The position […]

Raya Dunayeskaya on the World Politics of the H-Bomb, 1961

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a piece by Raya Dunayevskaya on the politics of the hydrogen bomb, both east and west, circa 1961: “If This Isn’t Madness, What Is It?” The USSR detonated the most powerful nuclear bomb yet exploded in October of that year. This was a period of increasing opposition to […]

Situationist Asger Jorn on Automation, 1958

Writer and translator Ken Knabb has made a handful of his translations of texts by Asger Jorn available on Bureau of Public Secrets, his extensive web site. Jorn—a Danish artist and revolutionary thinker—played an important role in the early period of the Situationist International. These texts appear in a collection of translations of Jorn’s work […]

Fredy Perlman on Worker-Student Solidarity, France 1968

The HathiTrust Digital Library has made available a scan of the best English-language account of the 1968 revolt in France, Worker-Student Action Committees: France, May ’68, by two participants in the event, Fredy Perlman and Roger Gregoire. Perlman, founder of the journal and publishing cooperative Black & Red, was in Europe to teach a course […]

A Witness to the Revolution in Portugal, 1974-1975

Portugal: The Impossible Revolution? by Phil Mailer PM Press, 2012, 300 pages. PM Press (of Oakland, California) is set to re-publish Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?, Phil Mailer’s fascinating first-hand account of the Portuguese Revolution of 1974-1975. The book was originally published in 1977 by Solidarity, a relatively large group of British co-thinkers of Cornelius Castoriadis. […]