Marxism: The Basics

Socialism in a ‘backward’ country

The 'three concepts of the Russian revolution' that grew up prior to the outbreak of the mass struggle in 1905.

Workers Power  ·  22 October 1999

Marxism and the national question

The Marxist programme on the national question.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  01 July 1999

Lenin’s fight against economism

An outline of the struggle against economism and the beginnings of Leninism.

Workers Power  ·  21 June 1999

Marxism and war

The communist policy on war.

Workers Power  ·  01 May 1999

Marxism and the family

The nuclear family is not as normal as its defenders would have us believe.

Workers Power  ·  01 April 1999

Socialism: the transition to communism

'Socialism is a good idea, but...' is an argument we have all faced. This article outlines how the transition is grounded in the everyday conditions of capitalism.

Workers Power  ·  01 March 1999

The philosophy of Marxism

The materialist and scientific foundations of Marxism.

Workers Power  ·  01 February 1999

The Marxist theory of political economy

Why Marxist political economy explains things better than the capitalists' economic models.

Workers Power  ·  01 January 1999

Where did Marxism come from?

The three strands of thinking that make up scientific socialism.

Workers Power  ·  01 December 1998

The revolutionary programme

What is the programme and why is it important?

Workers Power  ·  01 November 1998

Why we need a revolutionary party

Revolutionary leadership is needed to break the hold of the reformists and win the working class to communism.

Workers Power  ·  01 October 1998

Which road: reform or revolution?

Can capitalism be reformed through parliament?

Workers Power  ·  01 September 1998

The origins of scientific socialism

How Marx and Engels transformed socialist ideas into a scientific critique of capitalism.

Workers Power  ·  01 July 1998

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