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Beginners (Modern and under 200 pages)

Oxford University Press
Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward
Communism: A Very Short Introduction by Leslie Holmes
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Newman
Marx: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer
Engels: A Very Short Introduction by Terrell Harver

Icon Books/Pantheon/Totem
Introducing Marx by Rius
Introducing Lenin by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate
Introducing Trotsky by Tariq Ali and Phil Evans
Marx's Kapital for Beginners by David N. Smith and Phil Evans

Hodder and Stoughton
Marx: A Beginners Guide by Gill Hands

Marx: A Beginners Guide by Andrew Collier

Bookmarks (SWP)
A Rebel's Guide to Marx by Mike Gonzalez
A Rebel's Guide to Lenin by Ian Birchall
A Rebel's Guide to Trotsky by Esme Choonara

Marx a Guide for the Perplexed by John Seed

How to read Marx by Peter Osborne

Pluto Press
Introduction to Marxism by Ernest Mandel


Wage Labour and Capital - Karl Marx
Value, Price and Profit - Karl Marx
Factories and Workshops- Peter Kropotkin
Robin Hahnel, The ABCs of Political Economy, (Pluto Press, 2002)
Karl Marx - Das Kapital (Volume 1 - Audio)


Communist Manifesto- Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific- Friedrich Engels
Principles of Communism - Friedrich Engels
ABC of Socialism- Leo Huberman
Main Currents of Marxism by Leszek Kolakowski
Paul Blackledge, Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History, (Manchester University Press, 2006)
Matt Perry, Marxism and History, (Palgrave, 2002)
Alex Callinicos, Against Postmodernism, (Polity Press, 1989)
Willie Thompson, What Happened to History?, (Pluto Press, 2000)
Dictionary of Marxist Terminology


ABC of Anarchism - By Alexander Berkman
Anarchism and Other Essays - Emma Goldman
Anarchist Communism: It's Basis and Principles - Peter Kropotkin
The Russian Anarchists - Paul Avrich
The Conquest of Bread - Peter Kropotkin
The Abolition of Work - Bob Black
Other Rants and Essays - Bob Black
Archive of Ivan Illich's Works
Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward


Mao's Red Book- Mao Zedong


The Civil War in France - Karl Marx
Critique of the Gotha Programme - Karl Marx
Ten Days that Shook the World - John Reed
The Che Guevara Reader - Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
The Revolution Betrayed - Leon Trotsky
The Russian Revolution- Rosa Luxemburg
The Communist Left in Germany 1918-21 by Gilles Dauvé and Denis Authier
From Left Radicalism to Council Communism: Anton Pannekoek and German Revolutionary Marxism by John Gerber
The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience by Paresh Chattopadhyay
The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson
Work on the Paris Commune - Lissagaray
Reclaiming Marx's Capital -Andrew Kliman
Rabinowitch's trilogy of Prelude to Revolution, The Bolsheviks Come to Power and The Bolsheviks in Power
The Russian Civil War - Evan Mawdsley
Lenin Rediscovered: What is to be Done? in context - Lars T. Lih
The Myth of Lenin's "Concept of the Party" - Draper
A People's History of the World - Chris Harman
The Black Jacobins - CLR James

Chinese History

Wild Swans and Mao's Agrarian Strategy - Wim F. Wertheim
Mao and Lincoln - Henry C K Liu
50 Years After: The Tragedy of China's Great Leap Forward - John Riddell

Romanian History

Coercion and Dissent in Romania, 1965-1989

The State/Revolution

The State and Revolution - Vladimir Lenin
Marxism, Freedom, and the State - Mikhail Bakunin
God and the State - Mikhail Bakunin
Nationalism and Cultural- Rudolf Rocker
Socialism and War- Vladimir Lenin
Reform or Revolution- Rosa Luxemburg
Karl Marx & the State by David Adam


On Contradiction- Mao Zedong
On the Significance of Militant Materialism-Lenin
Human Nature: Justice Verse Power
Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky
Michel Foucault - The Archeology of Knowledge
Michel Foucault - What is Enlightenment?
Noam Chomsky - Language and Mind
Glossary of Kant's Terms
Mark Poster - Foucault, Marxism, and History
Marxist Library of Philosophy
Starting with Hegel - Craig Matarrese
Marxism and Hegel - Colletti

Philosophy Encyclopedias:
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophical Dictionary
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophical Dictionary
Glossary of Kantian technical terms
Encyclopedia of Marxism
Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Contemporary Crisis of Capitalism

Alex Callinicos, Bonfire of Illusions, (Polity, 2010)
David Harvey, The Enigma of Capital, (Profile Books, 2010)
Harry Shutt, Beyond the Profits System, (Zed Books, 2010)

Dialectical Materialism

List of resources
Anti-Dialectics for Dummies
Anti-Dialectics for Beginners

On Fascism

Fascism and the Far Right , by P. Davies & D. Lynch
The Splendid Blond Beast , by C. Simpson (selections)
The Beast Reawakens , by M. A. Lee
Fascism and Social Revolution , by R. P. Dutt
Understanding the F Word , by D. McGowan
Blackshirts and Reds , by M. Parenti
Blowback , by C. Simpson
Facts and Fascism , by G. Seldes
The Authoritarian Personality , by T. W. Adorno, E. Frenkel-Brunswik, & D. J. Levinson
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich , by. W. Shirer
The Secret War Against the Jews , by J. Loftus & M. Aarons
A History of Militarism , by A. Vagts (selections)
The Theory of Capitalist Development , by P. Sweezy (selections)
Against Fascism and War , by G. Dimitrov
"Thesis on the Philosophy of History," in Illuminations, by W. Benjamin

Bibliography of Marxism:

Important works by authors:

The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, 1848.
Wage Labour and Capital, Karl Marx, 1847.
Value, Price and Profit, Karl Marx, 1865.
The German Ideology, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, 1846.
Preface to a Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Karl Marx, 1859.
Capital, Volume One, Karl Marx, 1867.
The Civil War in France, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, 1871.
Critique of the Gotha Programme, Karl Marx, 1875.
Socialism: Scientific and Utopian, Engels, 1880.
Full index here.

Works on authors:

Karl Marx: His Life and Works, Otto Ruhle, 1928.
On the Death of Engels, Vladimir Lenin, 1895
Friedrich Engels: The Shadow Prophet (London, 1965), Grace Carlton.
Engels, Manchester and the Working Class (New York, 1974) Steven Marcus.

Works on subject as a whole:

The Marx-Engels Reader. Ed Robert Tucker. 2nd ed (New York: Norton, 1978)
Marx and Engels: Basic Writings on Politics and Philosophy, ed. L Feuer (New York, 1959).
The Unknown Marx: Reconstructing a Unified Perspective, Takahisa Oishi (Pluto Press, 2001); *I can upload this on request.*

Bibliography of Social Democracy (Bernstein, Kautsky and Luxemburg)

Important works by authors:

Evolutionary Socialism, Eduard Bernstein, 1899.
The Class Struggle (Erfurt Programme), Karl Kautsky, 1888.
The Road to Power, Karl Kautsky, 1909
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Karl Kautsky, 1918
Terror and Communism, Karl Kautsky, 1919.
Reform or Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg,1909
Organisational Question of the Russian Social Democracy,Rosa Luxemburg, 1904.
The Mass Strike, Rosa Luxemburg, 1906.
The National Question,Rosa Luxemburg, 1909.
The Accumulation of Capital,Rosa Luxemburg, 1913.
The Accumulation of Capital: An Anti-Critique , Rosa Luxemburg, 1915.
The Junius Pamphlet (The Crisis of Social Democracy),Rosa Luxemburg,1915.
The Russian Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg, 1918.
The Socialisation of Society, Rosa Luxemburg, 1918.

Works on authors:

The Dilemma of Democratic Socialism: Eduard Bernstein's Challenge to Marx (New York, 1962), Peter Gay.
'Red Rosa, 1917' in 1917: Before and After (London, 1969), E.H Carr.
Rosa Luxemburg, (Oxford 1966), unabridged version, J.P Nettl.
'Rosa Luxemburg and the Impact of Imperialism', The Economic Journal, Vol. 81, No. 324, George Lee (I can upload this).
Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg and the Dilemma of the Non-Revolutionary Proletariat, Midwest Journal of Political Science, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Nov. 1965), pp. 327-338, Charles F. Elliott (I can upload this).

Works on period:

History of the International, 1964-1914 (London, 1966), Julius Braunthal.
Socialism and the Great War: The Collapse of the Second International (Oxford, 1972), Georges Haupt
The German Social Democratic Party 1890-1914 as a Political Model, Past and Present Journal, 30 (1965), J.P Nettl
German Social Democracy, 1905-1917: The Development of the Great Schism (Cambridge Mass. 1955), Carl Schorske. (Available online).
'Sources of Reformism in the SPD of Germany: 1890-1914', Journal of Modern History, XI, 3 (1939), Harry J Marks.
The German Revolution of 1918: A Study of German Socialism in War and Revolt (Cambridge, 1967), A.J Ryder.
Germany: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution, 1988, Rob Sewell
And Red is the Colour of Our Flag, Oskar Hippe, Index Books.

Bibliography of Austro-Marxism:

Works by Authors:

Rudolf Hilferding, Finance Capital: The Latest Phase of Capitalist Development, 1910.
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Karl Marx and the Close of His System, 1896.
Otto Bauer Archive (little of importance).
Karl Renner, The Institutions of Private Law and their Social Functions', ed. G Kahn-Freund, 2nd ed. (London, 1976).

Article on Authors and Ideas:'Austro-Marxism: A Reappraisal', in The Left Wing Intellectuals between the Wars 1919-1939, ed. W Laquer, and G Mosse (New York, 1966) by N Leser.


The Marxist Internet Archive
International Library of the Communist Left
George Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness
Works from members of the Situationist International below:

The Anarchist Library
A Different Anarchist Library
The Anarchist FAQ


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