Marxism & the USA

marxismandtheusa500There exists a kind of senseless anti-Americanism in some left circles. Marxists are internationalists and do not take up a negative stance in relation to the people of any country. We stand for the unity of all working people against oppression and exploitation. What we oppose is not Americans, but American capitalism and American imperialism.

The American people and above all the American working class have a great revolutionary tradition. On the basis of great historical events they are destined to rediscover these traditions and to stand once more in the front line of the world revolution, as they did in 1776 and 1860. The future of the entire world depends ultimately on this perspective. And although today it may seem very far off, it is not so incredible as one might think. Let us recall that before 1917 tsarist Russia was the bastion of world reaction, as the U.S.A. is today. Many people were convinced that the idea of socialist revolution in Russia was a crazy delusion on the part of Lenin and Trotsky. Yes, they were completely convinced, and completely wrong.

From Introduction to Marxism and the USA

Title Created Date Author
4. Genocide of the first Americans 17 April 2019
Class Struggle and the American Revolution 14 December 2011 John Peterson
[Audio] John Peterson on the American Revolution 13 September 2011 John Peterson
Introduction to the Second Edition of Marxism and the U.S.A. 20 April 2010 John Peterson
Shays’ Rebellion and the American Revolution 18 February 2010 John Peterson in the U.S.
3. An “Un-American” Idea? 23 July 2008
2. Europe and America 21 July 2008
1. The USA and the World 21 July 2008
Introduction 11 July 2008
Mightier than the sword – the impact of the ideas of Thomas Paine on the American Revolution 28 March 2008
Vietnam - from Marxism and the USA 25 June 2007 Alan Woods
America After 1945 and McCarthyism 23 March 2007
Imperialism - from Marxism and the USA 16 March 2007
The Workers' Uprising of 1877 09 March 2007
Introduction to "Marxism and the USA" 09 February 2007
New book by Alan Woods: Marxism and the U.S.A. 29 June 2005
Introduction to Marxism and the U.S.A. 29 June 2005
[Ted Grant] Henry Wallace—What he stands for 29 April 1947 Ted Grant