Todd Chretien

  • A world to win

    Marx and Engels summarized their ideas in the most famous revolutionary pamphlet of all times, published as the revolutions of 1848 began.

  • Ready for the revolutionary wave

    Marx and Engels could sense the upheavals of 1848 ahead--and prepared by building organizations to stand for socialist ideas.

  • The poverty of Proudhon's anarchism

    In a short book critiquing an anarchist thinker, Marx clarified his understanding that there could be no individual or partial solution to exploitation.

  • Muck, filth, phantoms and revolution

    The German Ideology shows Marx and Engels' developing views on history, capitalism and working-class revolution.

  • Praxis makes perfect

    In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx provided a short, important sketch that points to the relationship between ideas and practice.

  • What do ideas do?

    Marx and Engels' first joint book helped them work out their ideas about working-class revolution and the class struggle.

  • Marx and the Silesian strikers

    Just as Marx first identified himself as a communist in his writings, an uprising of textile workers broke out in Germany.

  • Rekindling the human spirit

    Marx's writings on alienation contain some of his most moving critiques of capitalism's crippling impact on body and mind.

  • Marx meets the working class

    While other philosophers took refuge in abstraction, Marx argued that philosophy alone was powerless to change the world.

  • The muckraking Marx

    As editor of the Rheinische Zeitung, Marx began to understand the power of wealth, and to develop a sympathy with the poor and oppressed.

  • Hegel's hard work

    Reading a little Hegel can provide a richer appreciation for how Karl Marx developed his own revolutionary theories.

  • Getting started with Marx and Engels

    A new SocialistWorker.org series--aimed at providing a guide to reading the works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels--gets underway.