TODAY there's a huge wave of interest in Marxist ideas but there are precious few books which concisely explain what Marxism actually means. Praxis Press is committed to changing that. We have several titles that explore the rich development of Marx's thought from its origins in the 19th century to contemporary debates in the 21st.
You can see our Marxism collection here and there are generous discounts of up to 40% for buying multiple titles.
Our most recent title is Jonathan White's accessible and thought-provoking Making Our Own History: A User's Guide to Marx's Historical Materialism. The book is published in conjunction with the Marx Memorial Library.
Making Our Own History argues that Marxist ideas derive their force from their deeply historical world view. The socialist thought developed by Marx and Engels was scientific because it uncovered the laws at work not just within capitalism but human history as a whole, enabling the working class to penetrate beneath the distorted visions of ruling class ideology and perceive the forces at work pushing society toward a better possible future, as well as helping them to identify and eliminate the barriers to that progress.
Making Our Own History is new introduction to this vital, but often neglected dimension of Marxist thought, written to be read by anyone engaged in today’s struggles to build a better world.
There's also Eric Rahim's recent critically acclaimed A Promethean Vision – the Formation of Karl Marx's Worldview and Marx200 – The Significance of Marxism in the 21st Century, a collection of international papers from the Marx bicentenary conference in London. Both of these titles are also published jointly with Marx Library.
We still have very limited supplies of one of our early titles Marxism and Struggle, initially published in 1998 but fresh both in form and content. Edited by Mary Davis and Marj Mayo; chapters include the late GA Cohen on 'The Roots and Originality of Marx's Thought; 'The End of History and Historical Materialism' by Professor John Foster; Marxism and Oppression by Mary Davis; Socialism and Democracy' by Marj Mayo; John Hoffman and Bill Bowring on 'post-statist Marxism'.
There are discounts of up to 40% on purchases of 3 or more titles from this collection or of any combination of Praxis Press titles.
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