Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, May

A Note on the 'Communist Manifesto.' (Treatise on Communism Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels)
Probably the passage in the Communist Manifesto most frequently cited these days is a portrayal of the global spread of capitalism: All old-established national industries have been destroyed or are being destroyed. They are dislodged by new industries,...
Communists and Workers in Ex-Communist Europe
The return to power of ex-Communist Parties in a number of East Central and East European countries in the mid-1990s came as a shock to many in the West largely because they had failed to notice the strength of the Communist electorate in the region...
The 'Communist Manifesto' after 150 Years
The Communist Manifesto is just that: a manifesto. It is not a long and comprehensive scholarly study but a public declaration of a political program, a short and dramatic statement of purpose and a call to arms, written at a time of political ferment,...
The 'Communist Manifesto' Today
I've probably read the Communist Manifesto a dozen times, more or less. But it never struck me as old hat. It was always worth reading again. So I thought that in preparation for this panel, I should read it once more, this time with special attention...
What Goes around Comes Around
When I was asked to write on the history of May Day, I took a big gulp. Having never been taught about May Day in either school or college, I had to do some reading. Oh, I knew the basic one sentence, isn't that when they hung those guys in Chicago for...
Why Socialism?
Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is. Let us first consider the question from the point of view of scientific knowledge....
Why We Need a New Manifesto
We need a new manifesto. Not a blueprint, not a detailed program. But a project, the vision of a different society, the proof that history has not come to an end, that there is a future beyond capitalism. We need it badly because its absence is the main...
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