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Historical Dictionary of Marxism

by Elliott Johnson, David Walker & Daniel Gray Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Defense for Marx: A New Interpretation of Marxist Philosophy

by Geng Yang, Zhou Cheng & Kizilcec Cem Canut Int. Publishers (July 17, 2014)

A monograph by the Chinese academia expounding on basic opinions of Marxist philosophy, evealing the ignored or forgotten views by the classical textbook system of Marxist philosophy and ystematically demonstrating...


China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization

by Jinghao Zhou Lexington Books (April 02, 2010)

China's potential threat to the existing global order is not derived from her rapid economic growth and military expansion, but from China's potential domestic chaos. The workable solution of China's democratization...


Marxism and Urban Culture

by Benjamin Fraser, Les Roberts, Malcolm Alan Compitello & Marc James Léger et al. Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

Marxism and Urban Culture takes a broad view of Marx’s legacy and—largely in the spirit of Marxist urban geographers Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey—applies that legacy to cultural practices and products...


The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War

by Kitamura Minoru & Lin Si-Yun UPA (April 15, 2014)

The Reluctant Combatant offers proof that Japanese political leaders were reluctant to engage China in a full-scale conflict during the Second Sino-Japanese War. This book reveals that the Communists, the National...


Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film

by Beverly Merrill Kelley Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film, by Beverly Merrill Kelley, is a unique investigation that advances beyond typical left (liberal) and right (conservative) political distinctions found in most...


Latin America's Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-first Century

by Steve Ellner & William I. Robinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2014)

This timely book explores the unique challenges facing the left in Latin America today. The contributors offer clear and comprehensive assessments of the difficult conditions and conflicting forces that have...


Russians: The People behind the Power

by Gregory Feifer Twelve (February 18, 2014)

From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to...


Reform or Revolution and Other Writings

by Rosa Luxemburg Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, the title essay (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions and defines the character of the proletarian revolution....


Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings

by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."


On Religion

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

In these letters and essays, the founders of Marxism discuss the origins and essence of religion and offer a thought-provoking introduction to the theoretical basis of proletarian atheism.


Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren

by Charles Reitz, Alfred T. Kisubi, Patricia Pollock Brodsky & Lloyd C. Daniel et al. Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

Crisis and Commonwealth extends the critical theories of Marcuse and Marx to an analysis of the intensifying inequalities symptomatic of our current economic distress. A new foundation for emancipatory practice...


The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts

by Amy E. Wendling Lexington Books (July 30, 2012)

The concepts that organize our thinking wield, by virtue of this fact, a great deal of political power. This book looks at five concepts whose dominion has increased, steadily, during the bourgeois period of...


Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia

by Edward Kissi Lexington Books (March 20, 2006)

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia is the first comparative study of the Ethiopian and Cambodian revolutions of the early 1970s. One of the few comparative studies of genocide in the Third World,...


Rethinking Mao: Explorations in Mao Zedong's Thought

by Nick Knight Lexington Books (April 16, 2007)

Rethinking Mao offers a innovative perspective on Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People's Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of recently...


Reclaiming Marx's 'Capital': A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency

by Andrew Kliman Lexington Books (December 01, 2006)

This book reclaims Marx's Capital from the myth of inconsistency. An accessible account written for non-specialist readers, it shows that the inconsistencies are actually caused by misinterpretation; the recent...


Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World

by Michael Burawoy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

The ethnographies collected here offer a surprising and compelling picture of change in Russia and Eastern Europe found in no other book to date. The collection brings together a wide-ranging group of authors...


The State and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century: Major Social Transformations of Our Time

by Berch Berberoglu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 25, 2006)

This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the...


World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era

by Stanley Hoffmann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2000)

Stanley Hoffmann has remarked that 'It wasn't I who chose to study world politics. World politics forced themselves upon me.' Long one of the field's most distinguished thinkers, Hoffmann brings together in...


Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism

by Norman Levine Lexington Books (February 13, 2006)

Divergent Paths is the first in a series of three volumes that explores the historiography of the relationship between Hegel and Marx; it sets the terms of the relationship between Marx and Engels, and explores...


European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

by William Smaldone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century and has...


Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

by Jeremy Ingalls & Allen Wittenborn Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Dragon in Ambush opens up Mao Zedong’s poems to a radically new interpretation as the corpus of his political ideology to reveal his grand design for total domination of the Communist Party and of China itself....


The Rise and Fall of Communism

by Archie Brown HarperCollins e-books (June 09, 2009)

“A work of considerable delicacy and nuance….Brown has crafted a readable and judicious account of Communist history…that is both controversial and commonsensical.”

—Salon.com

“Ranging wisely and lucidly...


Painful Birth: How Chile Became a Free and Prosperous Society

by James Rolph Edwards UPA (December 16, 2012)

Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional...


An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972

by Eric R. Crouse Lexington Books (July 17, 2010)

An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972 focuses on the unique perspective of a female Cold Warrior fascinated with the 'masculine' issue of national security. Avoiding...


Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964-1985

by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Neringa Klumbyte, Anna Paretskaya & Larisa Honey et al. Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

In Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964–85, Neringa Klumbyte and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova bring together scholarship examining the social and cultural life of the USSR and Eastern Europe from 1964...


Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope

by Cynthia Kaufman Lexington Books (August 25, 2012)

Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. By taking a fresh look at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced, it is able to offer...


Thought Reform and China's Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People

by Aminda M. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2012)

This book offers the first detailed study of the essential relationship between thought reform and the “dangerous classes”—the prostitutes, beggars, petty criminals, and other “lumpenproletarians”...


Globalization of Communes: 1950-2010

by Yaacov Oved Transaction Publishers (November 02, 2012)

“A scholarly and fascinating look at the concept of the commune around the world, Globalization of Communes: 1950–2010 is a must for anyone who wants to better understand cooperative living in a more impersonal...


Marxist Theory, Black/African Specificities, and Racism

by Babacar Camara Lexington Books (May 16, 2008)

This book sheds a radical light on the issue of race, showing that social and racist discourses are ideological and political mystifications masking exploitation. It deals with substantive issues that have the...


Socialism 101

Fool Me Twice

by Aaron Klein, Brenda J. Elliott & Mike Chamberlain Blackstone Publishing (August 14, 2012)

This game-changing book reveals the blueprint for a secondterm that President Obama and his progressive backers don't want you to know. Monthsof painstaking research into thousands of documents have enabled...


Commies

by Ronald Radosh & Yuri Rasovsky Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2008)

Ronald Radosh’s earliest memory is of being trundled off to a May Day demonstration by his Communist parents. Radosh grew up in the parallel universe of American Communism, and when he entered the University...


Red Star over Hollywood

by Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (June 17, 2010)

Until now, Hollywood’s political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the nightmare of the Red Scare and how it victimized political innocents. But Ronald and Allis Radosh...


The Law

by Frederic Bastiat, Bernard Mayes & Dean Russell Blackstone Publishing (November 16, 2012)

First published as a pamphlet in June 1850, The Law is already well over 150 years old, and it will still be read when another century has passed.

America now faces the same situation France did in 1848 and the...


The Road to Wigan Pier

by George Orwell & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 11, 2008)

When Orwell went to the north of England in the thirties to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experience. He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on...


Marx in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Karl Marx's devastating critique of capitalism, and his proposal of communism as the answer to the failings of the capitalist system, bore their greatest fruits in the twentieth century with the formation of...


The Aquariums of Pyongyang

by Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot & Stephen Park Basic Books (June 26, 2018)

"Destined to become a classic" (Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking), this harrowing memoir of life inside North Korea was the first account to emerge from the notoriously secretive country -- and it remains...


Marx and Marxism

by Gregory Claeys & Michael Gould Bold Type Books (April 24, 2018)

A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his work

Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883...


How Democracy Ends

by David Runciman Basic Books (July 24, 2018)

How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophy

Since the end of World War II, democracy's sweep...


A Piece of the Pie: The Battle over Nationalisation

by Tim Cohen Jonathan Ball (September 13, 2012)

Nationalisation: Swear word for some, cure-all for others both within and outside the ruling party.

Tim Cohen, a senior journalist with many years experience in both political and business reporting, traces...


Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

by Roy A. Medvedev & George Shriver Columbia University Press (November 07, 2000)

Roy Medvedev, one of the world's best-known Russian scholars and a former consultant to both Gorbachev and Yeltsin analyzes the main events that have transpired in the Russian federation since late August 1991....


Escape from Earth

by Fraser MacDonald PublicAffairs (June 25, 2019)

The incredible true story of Frank Malina, the man who first launched a rocket into space--but was written out of American history because of his ties to Communism during the McCarthy era.

Most history books...


In the Marxian Workshops

by Sandro Mezzadra & Yari Lanci Rowman & Littlefield International (September 16, 2018)

Theorists have often returned to the work of Marx, to interpret and better understand the global developments and current political and economic crisis.

This book combines an attempt to develop a specific reading...


Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism: The Czech Republic After Communism

The Socialist Manifesto

by Bhaskar Sunkara Basic Books (April 30, 2019)

From one of the most prominent voices on the American left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism in the United States today

The success of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign revived a political...


The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Berlin Wall in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the fall of the Berlin Wall.When...


Marx and Marxism

by Gregory Claeys PublicAffairs (April 24, 2018)

A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his work

Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883...


Moscow Rules

by Keir Giles Brookings Institution Press (January 29, 2019)

Managing the challenge of Russia means understanding how Moscow sees the world

Russia sees the world differently. Therefore, what it wants from the world is also different. This does not mean the West should...