State Capitalism and World Revolution by C. L. R. JamesState Capitalism and World Revolution by C. L. R. James

State Capitalism and World Revolution

byC. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya, Grace Lee Boggs

Paperback | September 1, 2013

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Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality that was insular in its political context and optimistic in its expectations for the working class. They envisioned that the working class activity would defy trends away from class and social issues and toward the so-called “End of Ideology.” Brought forth in a new edition, this viewpoint and others reveals much, even years later, that challenges Marxist and other orthodoxies. State Capitalism and World Revolution is the most succinct version of C. L. R. James and his collaborators general conclusions about industrial culture and is a pioneering critique of Lenin and Trotsky, and a reclamation of Marx. This edition includes the original preface from Martin Glaberman and a new introduction from Paul Buhle.

C. L. R. James was known and honored as a historic pioneer of the black movement and is generally regarded as one of the major figures in Pan-Africanism, as well as a leader in developing a current within Marxism that was democratic, revolutionary, and internationalist. He is the author of Beyond a Boundary, Every Cook can Govern, and ...
Title:State Capitalism and World RevolutionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1604860928

ISBN - 13:9781604860924


Editorial Reviews

"When one looks back over the last 20 years to those men who were most far-sighted, who first began to tease out the muddle of ideology in our times, who were at the same time Marxists with a hard theoretical basis, and close students of society, humanists with a tremendous response to and understanding of human culture, Comrade James is one of the first one thinks of."  —E. P. Thompson, author, The English Working Class