The Rise and Fall of Communism

By Archie Brown

“A paintings of substantial delicacy and nuance….Brown has crafted a readable and really appropriate account of Communist history…that is either debatable and commonsensical.”
—Salon.com

“Ranging correctly and lucidly around the many years and worldwide, it is a wonderful book.”
—William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Khrushchev: the guy and His Era

The upward thrust and Fall of Communism is the definitive historical past from the across the world popular Oxford authority at the topic. Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford collage, Archie Brown examines the origins of an important political ideology of the 20 th century, its improvement in several countries, its cave in within the Soviet Union following perestroika, and its present incarnations all over the world. lovers of John Lewis Gaddis, Samuel Huntington, and avid scholars of historical past will enjoy the sweep and perception of this epic and impressive work.

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Collected Works, Volume 31: Marx 1861-63

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume 31 comprises the continuation of Marx's fiscal manuscript of 1861-63, its crucial part-"Theories of Surplus Value". the start of the manuscript is released in quantity 30 and the remainder of apparently in volumes 32-34 of the current edition.

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Marx/Engels accrued Works (MECW) is the biggest number of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It comprises all works released through Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and diverse unpublished manuscripts and letters. The gathered Works, which was once translated by way of Richard Dixon and others, includes 50 volumes. It used to be compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 through growth Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and overseas Publishers (New York).

The amassed Works includes fabric written by means of Marx among 1835 and his loss of life in 1883, and via Engels among 1838 and his dying in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the amassed Works comprise famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The amassed Works contains thirteen volumes of correspondence through the mature Marx and Engels, masking the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accrued Works is the main entire choice of the paintings through Marx and Engels released thus far in English, it isn't their whole works. A undertaking to post the pair's entire works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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The Paris Commune: Including the "First Manifesto of the International on the Franco-Prussian War," the "Second Manifesto of the International on the ... "the Civil War in France" (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Paris Commune: together with the "First Manifesto of the foreign at the Franco-Prussian War," the "Second Manifesto of the overseas at the Franco-Prussian War," "the Civil warfare in France"

The manifestoes at the Franco-Prussian battle and the essay at the Civil warfare in France, which shape the majority of this quantity, have been initially issued in 1870 and 1871 through the final Council of the foreign Workingmen's organization, as could be noticeable through the dates affixed to the files. the 20 th Century Press, of London, England, reprinted them many years in the past in a pamphlet entitled The Commune of Paris, the pamphlet together with an abridgment of Frederick Engels' advent to the traditional German variation of The Civil battle in France, which used to be released in Berlin in 1891.

In an version lately issued by means of a brand new York writer, the 2 manifestoes at the Franco-Prussian struggle are passed over, and the English abridgment of Engels' advent remains to be additional abridged to make it agree to the absence of the passed over documents.

Deeming it yet simply to either Marx and Engels that their paintings can be given to the general public in an unabridged shape, we found in this quantity the 1st whole version of the essays through Marx and the creation by way of Engels released within the English language.

The simply liberty now we have considering the textual content is the addition of bankruptcy titles to The Civil battle in France.

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This booklet is a replica of a major historic paintings. Forgotten Books makes use of state of the art know-how to digitally reconstruct the paintings, maintaining the unique layout while repairing imperfections found in the elderly reproduction. In infrequent circumstances, an imperfection within the unique, resembling a blemish or lacking web page, could be replicated in our version. We do, besides the fact that, fix the majority of imperfections effectively; any imperfections that stay are deliberately left to maintain the nation of such old works.

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Collected Works, Volume 6: Marx and Engels 1845-48

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume 6 includes Marx's Poverty of Philosophy. solution to the "Philosophy of Poverty" by means of M. Proudhon-one of the 1st works of mature Marxism. The imperative paintings during this quantity is the Manifesto of the Communist celebration, released including its initial models ("Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith", rules of Communism). this can be the 1st programmatic rfile of medical communism expounding the basics of Marxism in a entire and systematic shape. additionally integrated are the varied articles and studies by means of Marx and Engels released within the Northern superstar, Deutsche-Brüsseler-Zeitung, l. a. Réforme, files of the Communist League and different materials.

MECW info:

Marx/Engels gathered Works (MECW) is the most important selection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released by means of Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and various unpublished manuscripts and letters. The accumulated Works, which used to be translated by way of Richard Dixon and others, involves 50 volumes. It used to be compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 through growth Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and foreign Publishers (New York).

The gathered Works includes fabric written by way of Marx among 1835 and his dying in 1883, and via Engels among 1838 and his dying in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. numerous volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the accumulated Works comprise famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accrued Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence by means of the mature Marx and Engels, protecting the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accumulated Works is the main entire choice of the paintings through Marx and Engels released thus far in English, it's not their entire works. A undertaking to put up the pair's whole works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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Is God Happy?: Selected Essays

By Leszek Kolakowski

The past due Leszek Kolakowski used to be probably the most influential philosophers of the 20 th century. A renowned anticommunist author, Kolakowski was once additionally a deeply humanistic philosopher, and his meditations on society, faith, morality, and tradition stand along his political writings as commentaries on intellectual—and everyday—life within the 20th century.

Kolakowski’s outstanding empathy, humor, and erudition are on complete reveal in Is God Happy?, the 1st choice of his paintings to be released on the grounds that his loss of life in 2009. obtainable and huge ranging, those essays—many of them translated into English for the 1st time—testify to the impressive scope of Kolakowski’s paintings. From a provocative and deeply felt critique of Marxist ideology to the witty and self-effacing “In compliment of Unpunctuality” to a rigorous research of Erasmus’ version of Christianity and the way forward for faith, those essays distill Kolakowski’s lifelong engagement with the everlasting difficulties of philosophy and a few of the main very important questions of our age.

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Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution, Volume 2: The Politics of Social Classes

By Hal Draper

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This is the second one installment of Hal Draper’s exhaustive and incomparable remedy of Marx’s political thought, coverage, and perform. In forceful and readable language, Draper levels throughout the improvement of the idea of Marx and Engels at the position of periods in society.

"I had the privilege of reviewing the 1st quantity of this paintings. at the moment, i used to be extra dismissive of the venture than I now care to remember ...Hal Draper isn't generating marxology, yet scholarly marxism of the top order.

The scholarship is just notable. Draper has learn every thing there's to learn, and has organised his ensuing mass of fabric right into a splendidly transparent and systematic presentation of the political rules of Marx and his comrade Fred Engels. I famous the indispensability of the 1st quantity as a reference paintings, and will basically reiterate that time again.

This paintings can be welcomed, learn, studied, used. it's indispensable." - Colin Barker

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The White King: A Novel

By György Dragomán

An overseas sensation, this startling and heartbreaking debut introduces us to precocious eleven-year-old Djata, whose lifestyles within the totalitarian kingdom he calls house is approximately to alter forever.

Djata doesn’t be aware of what to make of the 2 males who lead his father away sooner or later, nor does he comprehend why his mom bursts into tears while he brings her tulips on her marriage ceremony anniversary. He does be aware of that he needs to discover ways to fill his father’s footwear, even if between his neighbors he's nonetheless a boy: struggling with with local bullies, enjoying football on radioactive grass, having irrelevant crushes, sneaking into mystery screening rooms, and capturing at stray cats along with his gun-happy grandfather. however the random brutality of Djata’s international is tempered by means of the hilarious absurdity of the occasions he unearths himself in, through his enduring religion in his father’s go back, and by means of moments of unforeseen attractiveness, desire, and kindness.
based as a chain of interconnected tales propelled through the strength of Dragomán’s riveting prose, the chapters of The White King jointly remove darkness from the thrill and humiliations of turning out to be up, whereas portray a multifaceted and unforgettable portrait of lifestyles in an oppressive nation and its human price. And as within the works of Mark Haddon, David Mitchell, and Marjane Satrapi, Djata’s child’s-eye view lends energy and immediacy to his tale, making us giggle and discomfort in acceptance and reminding us all of our shared humanity.

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Goodbye Mr. Socialism

By Antonio Negri

See you later Mr. Socialism bargains a gripping come upon with one among today’s major leftists, offering his most modern research of world occasions and perception into the clients for the Left in an age of neoliberalism. In his such a lot obtainable paintings but, thinker Antonio Negri discusses the nation of the worldwide Left because the finish of the chilly struggle and indicates a brand new politics in a chain of rousing conversations with Raf Valvola Scelsi. Scelsi activates Negri to critique the episodes within the post–Cold conflict interval that experience afforded the Left possibilities to reconsider its suggestions and ambitions. Addressing the twilight of social democracy, Negri bargains a compelling protection of the clients for social transformation.

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From the Vanguard to the Margins: Workers in Hungary, 1939 to the Present: Selected Essays by Mark Pittaway (Historical Materialism Book Series)

From the forefront to the Margins is devoted to the paintings of the past due British historian, Dr Mark Pittaway (1971-2010), a famous student of post-war and modern imperative and japanese Europe (CEE). Breaking with orthodox readings on japanese bloc regimes, which stay wedded to the 'totalitarianism' paradigm of the chilly conflict period, the essays during this quantity make clear the contradictory old and social trajectory of 'real socialism' within the region.

Mainstream historiography has awarded Stalinist events as 'omnipotent', successfully stripping employees and society normally of its 'relative autonomy'. construction on a magnificent quantity of archive fabric, Pittaway convincingly indicates how dynamics of sophistication, gender, ability point, and rural as opposed to city situation, formed politics within the period.

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