Introducing Marxism

Introducing Marxism


Introducing Marxism reading list

Many times since his death in 1883, Karl Marx’s ideas have been dismissed as irrelevant. But, many times since, interest in his ideas has resurfaced as each new generation which challenges the unequal, unjust and exploitative nature of the capitalist system looks for ideas and a method to change the world we live in.

Marx’s ideas – a body of work collectively described as Marxism – was added to by his closest collaborator Frederick Engels after Marx’s death and subsequently added to and enriched by the writings and living experience of Lenin and Trotsky who led the 1917 October Russian Revolution.

For any person looking to change the world in a socialist direction the ideas of Marxism are a vital, even indispensable, tool and weapon to assist the working class in its struggle to change society.

The books listed include classic works of Marxism alongside those that introduce them and explain their continuing relevance

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A pack containing introductions to key ideas of Marxism on the state, history, philosophy, economics, and the role of a revolutionary party.


£4.00 *

Karl Marx & Fredrick Engels classic text with an introduction by Leon Trotsky

£3.50 *

Long accepted as the leading popular explanation of the principles of scientific socialism

£6.99 *

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Lenin studies the State and its 'withering away' in a genuine socialist society which eliminates poverty and oppression.

£11.99 *

A speech by Marx to the First International Working Men's Association, June 1865.

£2.00 *

'The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International' - the Transitional Programme - by Leon Trotsky is undoubtedly one of the most important works ever written by him.

£4.00 *

Collection of articles by Lenin explaining the basic ideas of Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels


£6.99 *

An interview with Peter Taaffe on questions of war, world capitalism and other issues. 2nd edition.

£8.00 *

'In Defense of Marxism' is a record of Trotsky's struggle against the opposition in the USA Socialist Workers' Party in 1939. It concerns the class nature of the Soviet Union and the fundamentals of Marxism.

£19.00 *

Lenin's classic analysis of the role of the state

£7.99 *
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