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Marxism and the Party

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The question of party organization has been a central concern of Marxists for more than a century.

In this book, John Molyneux examines the contributions made by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky and Antonio Gramsci.

Molyneux takes as his central theme the concern of these revolutionaries with the relationship between the party an

Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Haymarket Books
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Jan 26, 2010 Brian rated it really liked it
Recommended to Brian by: Shaun Harkin
I have been trying to gain a clearer understanding of the Marxist concept of the party lately, partially in an effort to understand Noam Chomsky's criticisms of the Bolshevik party and partially because we desperately need a new party in the US. Molyneux's "Marxism and the Party" examines the evolution of the concept of a revolutionary party as synthesized by some of history's more well-know revolutionaries. In particular, he discusses the contributions that Marx, Lenin, Luxemburg, Trotsky, and ...more
May 09, 2016 J.P. rated it liked it
A short but decent read. As the title states, it's about Marxism & how that ties into a political party. The bulk of the book covers how some key Marxists, from Marx himself, to Lenin, to Rosa Luxemburg, to Trotsky & finally Antonio Gramsci, view the role of the party & how it rates to the working class & revolution. Each had their own views but they are all ultimately tied to the conditions they faced. There is no one size fits all approach, which Lenin & Trotsky started to ...more
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Aug 19, 2014 Devyn Kennedy rated it it was amazing
This is a really great history of Marxism. It shows it's leading people as well as how they came to adopt the philosophy that they did. Furthermore, it dictates their contribution to the party. It is well researched and a great introduction for anyone that wishes to be involved with Socialism or simply wants to know more.
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