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 The Communist Manifesto

By Karl Marx & Freidrich Engels

This Socialist classic has been the inspiration of numerous communist entities varying from The Soviet Union to the Communist Party of China. Originally published as a pamphlet, at less than two-hundred pages, this text is great for anyone wanting to read more Socialist texts.

 

 The State and Revolution

By Vladimir Lenin

This text is less than two-hundred pages, great for someone looking for a shorter read. Lenin differentiates between Communists, Social Democrats, and Anarchists. Whilst reminding all of us of the necessity of proletarian revolution. You will not regret reading Lenin first hand.

 

Reform or Revolution and Other Writings 

By Rosa Luxembourg

Rosa Luxembourg, the fantastic murdered Polish Marxist explains how Capitalism cannot reform itself out of economic crises.

 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

By Paulo Friere

An Influential Portuguese text, empowering and the response to what seemed to be a permanently growing underclass. Translated to English only two years after its publishing.

Homage to Catalonia

By George Orwell

One of the most thought-provoking British writers George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia‘ reports on the Spanish Civil War and the fight against Fascism. Whilst fighting Fascists in Spain, he would eventually be joined by his wife.

 

The Condition of the Working Class in England

By Freidrich Engels 

Often overshadowed by Marx, in this popular text, Engels studies the working class in Victorian England during his Manchester stay from 1842-1844.

 

The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848

By Eric Hobsbawm 

In this popular book, the triumph of new social classes, sciences, and ways of thoughts are explored. This part of a four-volume history which isn’t for the faint-hearted.

 

Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

By Vladimir Lenin 

Published in 1916 following the First World War, Vladimir Lenin explores slavery and the development of Capitalism.

 

The Revolution Betrayed

By Leon Trotsky

Written in 1936, Leon Trotsky explores where the Russian Revolution looks to be going after the death of Vladimir Lenin.

 

History of the Russian Revolution

By Leon Trotsky 

A longer read, looking at the overthrow of the past order, the counter-revolution, to the triumph of the Soviets. A great read.

 

Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

By Noam Chomsky

The popular social theorist Noam Chomsky explores topics ranging from foreign policy to welfare. Past to future forms of power are explored. This book is described as being truly indispensable.

 

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