In Defense of Materialism—Alan Woods

Alan Woods provides an overview of Lenin’s arguments in “Materialism and Empirico-Criticism,” and mounts a defense of materialism against the obscurantist, postmodernist nonsense on university campuses today.

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Marxism vs Queer Theory

Is Queer Theory compatible with Marxism? Can there be such a thing as “Queer Marxism”? Yola Kipcak in Vienna replies in the negative, and explains why.

Frederick Engels: 200 Years Since His Birth

November 28, 2020 marks the 200th birthday of Friedrich Engels. We commemorate this bicentenary by looking at the vital contribution that Engels made to developing the ideas of Marxism.

In Defense of Hegel

Hegel revolutionized every field that he dedicated himself to. The impact of Hegel’s ideas cannot be underestimated, and as Marxists we owe him a tremendous debt.

Review of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

It sometimes feels as though humanity is on the edge of a cliff. Sapiens has earned high praises, promising to explain how we have arrived at this point. But what explanations does the book offer?

Religious Fundamentalism
Religious Fundamentalism: Why Is it Growing and What Is the Alternative?

The old established Churches are in decline, while new fundamentalist churches are emerging and growing. How can we explain this?

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Foreword to "The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism"

Anyone who wishes to have a fully rounded understanding of Marxism must strive to master his dialectical materialist method.

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Two Trends in the American Socialist Movement: Why We Should Throw Kautsky Out With the Bathwater

What exactly does it mean to be a “democratic socialist” or a “social democrat”?

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Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy

Written five years after Marx’s passing, this work was intended to arm the German working-class movement with the Marxist method.

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The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism (Excerpt)

In this classic work, Lenin explains how Marxism represents a new, higher-level synthesis of the most profound thinking previously developed by humanity.

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Marx’s Revolution in Philosophy: Reflections on the Theses on Feuerbach

Alan Woods, editor of In Defense of Marxism, provides a summary of Marx’s contributions to philosophy.

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Theses on Feuerbach

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”