What books should a Marxist read?

The best books on Marx and Marxism

  • Karl Marx. by Isaiah Berlin.
  • Karl Marx: His Life and Thought. by David McLellan.
  • Karl Marx’s Theory of History. by G. A. Cohen.
  • The Young Karl Marx. by David Leopold.
  • Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life. by Jonathan Sperber.

What are the Marxist themes?

Marxism posits that the struggle between social classes—specifically between the bourgeoisie, or capitalists, and the proletariat, or workers—defines economic relations in a capitalist economy and will inevitably lead to revolutionary communism.

Who are some famous Marxist?

List of contributors to Marxist theory

Name Place of birth Life
Rosa Luxemburg Zamość, Vistula Land, Russian Empire 1871-1919
Herbert Marcuse Berlin, German Empire 1898-1979
José Carlos Mariátegui Moquegua, Peru 1894-1930
Karl Marx Trier, Kingdom of Prussia 1818-1883

How do I start learning Marxism?

The Communist Manifesto is definitely the best place to start. Another popular introduction to Marxism is Frederick Engels’s Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, which not only places Marx’s ideas in their historical context, but also clearly and concisely summarizes them.

What does Marxism say about religion?

According to Karl Marx, religion is like other social institutions in that it is dependent upon the material and economic realities in a given society. It has no independent history; instead, it is the creature of productive forces. As Marx wrote, “The religious world is but the reflex of the real world.”

Did Marx and Dickens know each other?

Charles Dickens and Karl Marx have a strange kinship. Both walked the same English streets and both were appalled by the squalor—especially in Manchester and London—that inspired their best-known works, which were published within five years of each other, in 1843 and 1848, respectively.

Is Charles Dickens a socialist?

Charles Dickens was not a socialist at heart. Far from being an early proponent of the welfare state, he was sounding alarms for all of us.

What are the best books on Marxism?

Marxism Books. Showing 1-49 of 8,849. The Communist Manifesto (Paperback) by. Karl Marx. (shelved 304 times as marxism) avg rating 3.60 — 122,605 ratings — published 1848. Want to Read.

How to learn Marxism?

Marx’s Politics. This is a speech by Marx on the Paris Commune, when workers seized control of Paris in 1871. It is a famous example of his thought on the state. And you absolutely must read The Communist Manifesto, the main document stating the principles of Marxism, published in 1848.

What are Marxist ideas?

Marxist ideas about man and matter are generally known as Marxism. Marxism constitutes a general view about the world and the human society. Marxism developed as a protest against the idealist conception of man and the world as represented by Hegel (1770-1831).

What does it mean to be a Marxist?

These days, Marxism usually means analyzing social change through an economic lens, with the assumption that the rich and the poor should become more equal. In a recently surfaced 2015 interview, one of the three Black Lives Matter co-founders declared that she and another co-founder “are trained Marxists.”