Marx and Marxism Web Guide
compiled by Ralph Dumain
Resources on the Web
Web resources on Marx and Marxism comprise too huge a category to document comprehensively. The focus here is Marxology and Marxist philosophy, theory, and history, primarily resources in the English language. While these links in turn lead to the widest variety of sources, the concentration here is on general sources and theoretical matters, implying, even with the coverage below, an inevitable slighting of: (1) specific thinkers, schools of thought, traditions, some of which I document separately (e.g. Soviet Philosophy, Frankfurt School); (2) organizations and political parties, political tendencies, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals, presses and publishers, archives, individuals, topical political issues, blogs, online discussion lists; (3) non-Marxist resources on socialism, communism, anarchism, the left, the general labor movement and social movements; (4) non-English-language sources.
Text Archives & Repositories & General Research & Theoretical Resources
The largest digital library of Marxist & related literature on the web. Multilingual.
Note additional resources compiled in the Encyclopedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL), including tendencies, international & U.S. organizational history, pseudonyms, newspapers/periodicals, oral histories, research institutions, books (bibliography), audio-visual.
See also The Value of Knowledge: A Miniature Library of Philosophy.
From Marx to Mao
Substantial archive. See esp. collections on Marx & Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao
& Other Texts and Documents.
libcom.org | libertarian
community and organising resource for Britain
Excellent Libertarian Communist Archive, esp. of Marxist theory.
Soviet titles & e-books. You are invited to contribute to the project to put Soviet books online.
Libertarian socialist perspective, includes important theoretical articles.
Includes classic & other theoretical texts.
Downloadable e-books classical & contemporary
Downloadable e-books & pamphlets
Authors: Social Theory: Marxist and Critical Theorists: Texts
(Alexander Street Press)
Incredibly extensive repository
Marxist and Socialist (Lust for Life)
Economarx (Marxist economy)
Marx Myths and Legends
Project dedicated to countering misinformation about Marx, initiated by Rob Lucas. (R. Dumain, who independently thought up the basic concept, encouraged such a project.) Note Dumain's comments and criticisms.
Rainer Ganahl: Karl
Marx Lesen (Reading Karl Marx)
Reading seminar & exhibition. A unique project.
Karl Marx: Your Online Guide To The Communist Manifesto
Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought
Covers a wide range of philosophical and theoretical sources.
of the Shuttle: Marxist, Communist, Frankfurt School, &
Wide variety of resources.
Variety of theoretical & philosophical texts & translations.
In Defence of Marxism
Trotskyist orientation. Comprehensive site. Includes materials on Marxist theory, philosophy, science and technology, art and revolution.
Trotskyist orientation. Provides texts, thematically organized.
World Socialist Web Site
Trotskyist orientation. Includes section on philosophy.
for a Socialist Future
Broad coverage. Includes section on Ideas and philosophy.
See, e.g.: Contradiction, reflection and cognition: three articles on philosophy.
the Study of the Science of Society
Organizes classes, promotes study groups, provides study guides to Marxism-the-science.
materialism: World History
See esp. Bibliography for Historical Materialism by Haines Brown
Library Labour History
Comprehensive reference source. See also WWW Virtual Library Labour History: Special Topics.
This is part of the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands web site.
Documentation of the revolutionary socialist movement in Canada and Québec in the 20th Century.
Our History Digital Archive (Socialist History Society). Some articles:
Tom Mann 1890-92 by Dona Torr & E.P. Thompson (#26/27)
Shakespeare's Idea of History by A. L. Morton (#33)
Leveller Democracy- Fact or Myth? by A. L. Morton (#51)
T. A. Jackson - Revolutionary and Working Class Intellectual: Centenary Appreciation 1879-1979 by Vivien Morton & Stuart Macintyre (#73)
Graham Stevenson (includes the Compendium of Communist Biography)
Communist Party Historians Group
Prof Kevin Morgan
The same mould or different moulds? Reflections on a prosopography of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) by K. Morgan, Bruno Groppo, Berthold Unfried; Editors
The Red Encyclopedia: A Communism and Communists
Not maintained since 11 July 2002.
Introduction to Marxism (Dino Felluga, 2002-2003)
Historical Dictionary of Marxism by David Walker and Daniel Gray
Initiative fur Praxisphilosophie und konkrete Wissenschaft
Berliner Instituts für kritische Theorie (InkriT) = Berlin Institute of Critical Theory
Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism (HCDM): Section in English
List of entries / Free downloads
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought, 2nd. ed., T. B. Bottomore et al
Left Communism, Councilism, Libertarian Socialism, Situationism, Anarchism, & Other Independent Tendencies
The Anarchist Encyclopedia; An almanac of Antiauthoritarians, Saints & Sinners, Poets & Anarchists...enciclopédia
North American Anarchist Studies Network
"anti capitalist & anti state struggle, for world human community"
See esp. links page.
Bureau of Public
Situationist and other texts.
Situationist International Archives
& Black Notes
Libertarian Socialism. Includes texts by important authors & Martin Glaberman Archive.
"Left Wing" Communism
- an infantile disorder?
"On the history and actuality of the Communist Left"
(Last updated Jan. 2003?)
In the 1970s SJO published an interesting journal called Urgent Tasks.
The journal is now in process of being archived on the web site.
See, e.g.: Stalin's Little Book on Philosophy by Lance Hill.
Their Haughty Power
Loren Goldner's site. Theoretical, historical, topical writings.
Lust for Life
". . . developing a critical understanding of contemporary society through the categories of labor, value, and time. . ." With several texts on critical theory.
Principia Dialectica Magazine - Enemies of utopia for the sake of its realisation
The Platypus Affiliated Society
platypus1917 · Platypus Affiliated Society discussion (Yahoo group)
See also site of Chris Cutrone
Texts & Resources on Marxist Philosophy, Philosophers & Theoreticians
Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey
Karl Marx Studies (on the early Marx) by Laurence Baronovitch
The Unknown Marx (1973) by Martin Nicolaus
Sources on Dialectical Materialism. Translations and Articles on Marxist Philosophy (Tom Weston)
Dialectics for Kids; alternative URL: Dialectics for Kids
Half-Baked Half Nelson: Dialectics Interruptus review by R. Dumain
SARTRE . ORG : Jean Paul Sartre, Existentialism, Philosophy, History
International Gramsci Society
Galvano Della Volpe by Claudia Fazio
"Bernstein and the Marxism of the Second International" by Lucio Colletti
"Introduction to Marx's early writings" by Lucio Colletti
"Colletti on the Credit Crunch: A Response to Robin Blackburn" by Geoff Mann
Sito Web Italiano per la Filosofia-LUDOVICO GEYMONAT (in Italian)
Cornelius Castoriadis / Agora International Website
Ernest Mandel (1923-1995) Internet Archive
Permanent Revolution (philosophical essays include the following:)
Foreshadowing In Defense of Marxism: Trotsky’s Philosophical Notebooks with excerpts from Trotsky (March 2008)
Opportunism and Empiricism by Cliff Slaughter (1963), republished 5 Jan 2007
Marxism Without its Head or its Heart: A Reply to David North by Frank Brenner & Alex Steiner
with links to all the other chapters.
Introduction to the Logic of Marxism by George Novack
Empiricism and Pragmatism (Chapter IX of Empiricism and Its Evolution: A Marxist View) by George Novack
On Materialism by Sebastiano Timpanaro, ttranslated by Lawrence Garner
Centre for Critical Realism (CCR) (Roy Bhaskar)
The Web Site for Critical Realism | WSCR
Dr. Helena Sheehan / Home Page
The New Dialectics: The Dialectical Phenomenology of Michael Kosok
of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism
by Russell Jacoby.
Introduction (PDF file).
Christopher John Arthur (with Dialectics of Labour et al)
Joseph McCarney: research into Hegel and Marx
DIALECTICAL MARXISM: The Writings of Bertell Ollman
Ethical Politics (Andy Blunden)
hegel.net - System of Science
The definitive site on Hegel & Hegelianism
On Zizek, psychoanalysis, popular culture
Polish Philosophy Page: The Poznan School
Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities
Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities (Rodopi)
Web Sites & Pages on Other Marxists
Michael Parenti Political Archive
Iranian Marxist (1951-2002).
Highly eccentric & tendentious old ex-Trotskyist.
See esp. From Victim to Shylock and Oppressor: The New Image of the Jew in the Trotskyist Movement.
Paul N. Siegel (1916-2004)
Ability Testing History, Paul F. Ballantyne. See esp.:
of Discontent - CULTURAL WORK & PROTEST SONG
Some terrific material & radical links
Chris Wright's Reading Guides & Other Writings
Me Start a Vanguard Party to Lead the Working Class to Revolution? You Must Be Kidding!!
Privilege: The Intersectionalising – New Card Game From PD
Liberating the proletariat from itself.
Revolution in the Air
Self-Theory: A Beginners' Manual
First published as Self-Theory: The Pleasure of Thinking for Yourself, 1975.
“On the Philosophy of the Superman” (1900) by Leon Trotsky
Partisanship and Objectivity in Theoretical Work by Maurice Cornforth (also on this site, see link below)
"Maurice Cornforth’s Contribution to Marxist Metaethics" by Renzo Llorente, in Nature, Society, and Thought, Vol. 16, No. 3 (2003), 261-275.
“On Reappraising Maurice Cornforth,” by Edwin A. Roberts, in Nature, Society, and Thought, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 119–23
NOTE DE LECTURE: Les raisons de la science (Le ragioni della scienza) par Ludovico Geymonat et Giulio Giorello, avec la participation de Fabio Minazzi. (Sagittari Laterza, 1986) (in French)
LUDOVICO GEYMONAT A cura di Diego Fusaro (in Italian)
Fabio Minazzi, La Passione della Ragione. Studi sul pensiero di Ludovico Geymonat reviewed by Nicla Vassallo (In Italian)
Dialectics of the Concrete: A Study on Problems of Man and World by Karel Kosík [editorial preface & chapter 1]
The Two Marxisms by Alvin Gouldner
Biographies of Sociologists: Alvin Ward Gouldner (1920-1980)
Marxism and science
studies: a sweep through the decades
by Helena Sheehan
International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 21: 2 (2007): 197-210.
Philosophical Essays on Materialism and Marxism by Franz J. T. Lee
History of Wisdom by Franz J. T. Lee
Chapter 1: "The Nature of Reality: Dialectical Materialism" (pp. 3-39), in The Philosophy of Marxism: An Exposition by John Somerville (Minneapolis: Marxist Educational Press, 1967)
by Ted Grant
The Development of Trotskyism Over 60 Years.
Jack Lindsay: writer, Romantic, revolutionary [the definitive site]
The Fullness of Life: Autobiography of an Idea by Jack Lindsay
Jack Lindsay - Wikipedia
Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt
by Jack Lindsay
Poem To Marie Delcourt-Curvers [HMTL]
To Marie Delcourt-Curvers [pdf file]
The First and Concluding Chapters
Aspects of Dialectics and Nonlinear Dynamics by J. Barkley Rosser, Jr.
Karl Marx and the Jewish Question by Louis Harap (Jewish Currents, July-August 1959)
Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and 'the Peripheries of Capitalism' [intro & chapter 1] by Teodor Shanin
Heritability, and Racism by
James M. Lawler (New York: International Publishers, 1978)
"Introduction" (pp. 3-6)
"Reliability and validity of IQ tests" (pp. 53-68)
"Heritability" (pp. 133-158)
Fred Moseley, ed. Marx's Method in Capital: A Reexamination, reviewed by James Lawler
The Attack on Margaret Mead and the Dialectics of Anthropology by Gordon Welty
"The Class Structure of Machinery: Notes on the Value Form" by Hans-Dieter Bahr
Ralph Dumain et al, on Hegel-by-Hypertext.
[letter to the editor], The
Alembic, no. 2, Summer 1989, p.
Anarchist texts and debate, with an embarrassing sample of R. Dumain's pre-1992 writing.
(with sections on the Young Hegelians and 20th-century Marxists)
Bibliography for Historical Materialism by Haines Brown
Comprehensive documentation of Trotsky & Trotskyism.
CPGB Bibliography (Communist Party of Great Britain) by Dave Cope (2008)
Social Thought: A Bibliography
by James Herod, May-June 2002
Revolutionary Reading Guide by Chris Wright
Marxist Educational Press / Nature, Society, and Thought (USA)
AK Press (USA)
"News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more."
Alternative Press Center
Journals, Periodicals, Newsletters: Print, Current, Some with Texts Online
& Society (USA)
A Journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis.
"Published quarterly since 1936, Science & Society is the longest continuously published journal of Marxist scholarship, in any language, in the world."
Society, and Thought
A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism.
MEP Publications (Marxist Educational Press)
Includes index, sample back issues, selected articles.
Theoretical journal. Also information on the association & conferences.
Philosophy Review (USA)
Biannual journal of the Radical Philosophy Association.
Access via POIESIS.
Includes abstracts (1 p.) of articles only, in most cases.
Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory (UK)
Thesis Eleven: A Journal of Critical Theory and Historical Sociology (Australia)
Nature Socialism (USA)
A Journal of Socialist Ecology.
Published by the Center for Political Ecology (CPE).
New Left Review
Journal of Critical Realism
Quarterly journal of socialist theory
Socialist Review and International Socialism Journal Index
Print journal. Trotskyist orientation. Several texts online. See also mirror at Marxists Internet Archive.
Journal of Socialist Theory (UK)
Originates from anti-Stalinist Marxism with Trotskyist inclinations.
Marxist Discussion Journal (UK)
Trotskyist orientation. See, e.g. sections on Marxist Theory & Socialist History.
Bi-monthly analytical journal published by Solidarity.
A journal of socialist thought
Socialism and Democracy
"Z is an independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice, defending against repression, and creating liberty."
From the CPUSA. Contains some top-notch articles on intellectual & cultural matters.
Marx (in French)
Includes philosophical & theoretical articles.
Alternative Press Review
:: Your Guide Beyond the Mainstream
Anthologizes the alternative press.
Journals, Periodicals, Newsletters, Zines: Online, Archives, Current &/or Defunct
Libertarian socialism. Issues 1-12 (1992-2004) online.
Network Newsletter On-Line
Biannual, 1996- .
Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of international history (blog)
Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of international history (new journal)
An Electronic Journal of Marxist Theory and Practice
Democracy & Nature (The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy), vols. 1-9 (1992-2003), succeeded by:
The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy (Vol. 1 - , October 2004- )
The Etext Archives - Politics
Capitalism (2005 - )
"Journal devoted to analyzing the impact of information and communication technologies on self, society and culture in the 21st century." Some really excellent material herein.
The Hobgoblin (UK Marxist-Humanist online journal)
International Newsletter of Communist Studies
Online: #14-#17 (2000-2004).
Marxist Interventions (Australia)
New series, 2009-
Old series, 1998-2006
The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
The Communist (USA)
March 1927 to December 1944
Politics (Dwight Macdonald),
March 1944 to October 1, 1949
Reproduces documents, many sectarian & worthless, many of intellectual value
Stolze: Resources of Hope, Logics of Struggle
February 20, 2006: Debating Lenin and Philosophy.
Thomas Riggins' blog
Riggins also writes for the CPUSA's Political Affairs.
He writes very interesting material on philosophical topics.
See also Hackett's Communist Web Site
Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of international history (blog)
American Left History
The Karl Marx Blog
Marxist Philosophy & Theory Discussion Lists
Marxist Philosophy Yahoo Discussion List
Marxism-Thaxis -- Forum for the discussion of theoretical issues raised by Karl Marx and the thinkers he inspired
Several Marxism & socialism related discussion lists.
Hegel-Marx yahoo discussion group
Marxist Philosophy & Theory Discussion Lists—Archives of Defunct Lists
Spoon Collective Home Page
Archives of the Spoon Collective's lists from the University of Virginia, 1994-2004
Marxist Politics Discussion Lists
lbo-talk (sponsored by Left Business Observer)
Marxism -- Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition
Libraries, Archives, Institutes, Information Centers (Materials Partially or Not Available Online)
Marx Memorial Library (UK)
Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
Several collections of relevance including American Trotskyist collections and oral history.
See also Guide to the Max Shachtman Papers 1917-1969.
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State
Several collections, including archives of Martin Glaberman & James & Grace Lee Boggs.
Holt Labor Library
Labor Studies and Radical History.
Prometheus Research Library
Comprehensive collection on the Trotskyist movement.
Center for Socialist History
Archive of Hal Draper & Workers Party.
The Marx-Engels Cyclopedia is being made available online.
Archives of Autonomist Marxism
See Alphabetical Index to the collection.
International Institute for Research and Education
Includes Ernest Mandel Study Centre (eminent Trotskyist thinker & leader).
The C.L.R. James Institute
James & Grace Lee Boggs Center
News & Letters
Organization dedicated to the Hegelian Marxist Humanism of Raya Dunayevskaya.
Site includes texts & articles from the periodical News & Letters.
New splinter group from News & Letters.
See also The Hobgoblin (UK Marxist-Humanist online journal).
Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI)
George Padmore Institute
The Center for
See also Cyberbooks.
The Brecht Forum
Formerly known as the New York Marxist School.
Papers of Jack Lindsay (1900-1990) (MS 7168, National Library of Australia)
Wystawa BUND - SOCJALIZM POLSKICH ŻYDÓW
Exhibition on the Jewish Labor Bund in Poland
Organizations: Marxist & Radical Philosophy & Theory
Marx and Philosophy Society (UK)
Society for the Philosophical Study of Marxism (USA)
Radical Philosophy Association (USA)
Association, Marxism Specialist Group (UK)
See also the annual Studies in Marxism, Annual & Conference Reports, & MEGA.
Organizations: Political Parties & Groups
Foreign Language Federations 1890s-1930 (USA)
Leftist Parties of the World
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (Maoist)
Note theoretical articles by topic.
The Workmen's Circle
Historic left-wing Yiddishkeit
Esperanto & Laborista Movado / Esperanto
& the Labor Movement
Retgvidilo, Bibliografio, Dokumentado / Web Guide, Bibliography, Documentation
On this site, with external links.
Resources on this Site
Instead of listing all web pages by Marxists or pertaining to Marxism individually, I will list bibliographies and study guides where relevant links can be found, and individual pages that don't fit into these categories or that belong to other categories designated below. This task is inherently selective as there is no boundary delimiting Marxism.
Labor & Black Radicalism
Texts by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky
R. Dumain on Karl Marx
Texts by & about Bakunin
Poznan School (Poland)
Other Marxist & Radical Thinkers, Writers, & Activists
Selected Writings of Various Authors
Science and Nature, issues #1-10 (1978-1989)
Selected Writings of R. Dumain
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