Marxism and Anarchism

anarchism ebookRadicalised youth, seeking to understand how to change modern society, naturally tend to look to both Marxism and anarchism in equal measure. The question as to which philosophy, or which combination of the two, has the best answers, has long been at the forefront of the minds of revolutionaries.

Anarchism is naturally attractive to all those correctly alienated by bureaucracy in the revolutionary movement. Anarchists are certainly correct to reject Stalinism and careerism. However, it is not sufficient simply to reject these phenomena. We need to understand why bureaucracy and oppression exist and what role they play, in order to understand how to avoid them. We believe that, for all its opposition, anarchism has little to say about the alternative to bureaucracy. Instead, it is Marxism’s historical materialist method that allows us to understand these problems. 

A few years ago we published a book called Marxism and Anarchism. This collection of classic and contemporary writings helps to clarify the Marxist perspective on anarchist theory and practice, and the need for a revolutionary party. 

Title Created Date Author
Base-building or Bolshevism? 13 June 2018 Antonio Balmer
Marxism or anarchism? - An open letter to thinking anarchists 21 April 2017 Alan Woods
[Book] Marxism and Anarchism 06 April 2015 (Various authors)
Marxism and anarchism – Part Three 17 January 2012 Alan Woods
Marxism and anarchism – Part Two 10 January 2012 Alan Woods
Marxism and anarchism – Part One 05 January 2012 Alan Woods
Marxist and Anarchist Theory 31 March 2011 Daniel Morley
[Audio] Marxism and Anarchism 12 February 2010 Alan Woods
Marx versus Bakunin: Fictitious Splits in the International (Parts V - VII) 28 January 2010 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1872
Marx versus Bakunin: Fictitious Splits in the International (Part IV) 27 January 2010 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1872
Marx versus Bakunin: Fictitious Splits in the International (Part III) 26 January 2010 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1872
Marx versus Bakunin: Fictitious Splits in the International (Parts I and II) 25 January 2010 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1872
Marxism and Anarchism: The Philosophical Roots of the Marx-Bakunin Conflict – Part Two 13 June 2006 Ann Robertson
Marxism and Anarchism: The Philosophical Roots of the Marx-Bakunin Conflict – Part One 09 June 2006 Ann Robertson
The Makhno anarchists, Kronstadt and the position of the Russian peasants in post-revolutionary Russia 17 November 2004 A. Kramer
Noam Chomsky and Marxism: On the roots of modern "authoritarianism" - Part One 15 October 2004 Heiko Khoo
Noam Chomsky and Marxism: On the roots of modern "authoritarianism" - Part Two 15 October 2004 Heiko Khoo
Marxism and direct action 04 May 2000 Phil Mitchinson
A meeting between V.I. Lenin and P. A. Kropotkin 28 May 1919 V. D. Bonc-Brujevic
The State and Revolution 01 September 1917 V.I. Lenin