Series: Marxist Classics

In this series, SocialistWorker.org is publishing classic articles, essays and other documents from the Marxist tradition.
  • The centrality of the Black struggle

    A 1948 speech places the struggle for Black liberation at the heart of any socialist movement in the United States.

  • Why the working class

    A U.S. socialist explains why Marxists view the working class as the social force capable of transforming capitalist society.

  • Why Marxists oppose individual terrorism

    A Russian revolutionary argues that it requires more than the anarchist idea of “propaganda of the deed” to transform capitalism.

  • On authority

    If the first principle for the anarchists is opposition to authority, what do they say about a revolution where workers assert their collective power?

  • The three sources of Marxism

    Marxism emerged as the direct continuation of the most important teachings of philosophy, political economy and socialism.

  • On the united front

    The united front grows out of the urgent need to win unity in action for the working class to carry on struggles it faces.

  • Peace utopias

    Polish socialist Rosa Luxemburg explained the impossibility of achieving peace under the system of capitalism.

  • With Gene Debs on the Fourth

    Revolutionary journalist John Reed talked to socialist Eugene V. Debs a month after Debs' famous antiwar speech in Canton.

  • Capitalism and socialism

    American socialist Eugene Debs used his four campaigns for president in the early 1900s to advocate for a workers' government.

  • The role of women workers

    A German socialist leader explained the key role working-class women must play in the fight for socialism and women's liberation.