The ideas of Marxism have never been more relevant. Only by arming ourselves with revolutionary theory can we overthrow capitalism.

The ideas of Marxism have never been more relevant. Only by arming ourselves with revolutionary theory can we overthrow capitalism.

Introduction

Karl Marx explained that capitalism is a chaotic system of production beyond the control of humanity. While it raised human productive capacity higher than anytime before, it is doomed to plunge society into ever-greater crises. But Marx also explained that the system creates the modern proletariat. This class is set to overthrow the capitalist class and, on the basis of modern production, build a planned economy to use the resources of society for the benefit of all. These are not outdated ideas but vastly more in touch with the general processes in our world today, than most modern texts.

Marx developed his ideas as a direct continuation of the greatest thinkers of German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism. More than anything, Marx developed a method, a comprehensive philosophy, and a world outlook purely derived from the material world that we live in. Marxism is the science of the underlying laws that govern nature and society. It is only by studying these laws that we not only achieve the best understanding of society, but also discover the role and tasks of revolutionaries.

Far from a dead, dry ideology, Marxism is the science of revolution, a guide to action. For any revolutionary today, a serious study of the ideas of Marxism is an urgent necessity in order to understand the working of the world that we are trying to change.


Introductory articles

What is Marxism? - Alan Woods and Rob Sewell

The myths about Marxism - Marxist Student Federation

Collection: The ideas of Karl Marx

Reading guide: The ideas of Karl Marx

Reading guide: An introduction to Marxism

 

Longer articles

Why we are Marxists - Alan Woods

The revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx - Alan Woods

What will socialism look like? - Ben Gliniecki

 

Marxist classics

The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific - Friedrich Engels

 

Videos

Why Marx was right! - IMTV

The relevance of Marxism today - Alan Woods

What is capitalism? What is socialism? - Fred Weston