On the bicentenary of his birth, Friedrich Engels remains a towering figure in the history of the struggle for socialism.
This article introduces the Marxist understanding of the capitalist class, its relationship to the state, and what prevents workers from overthrowing the capitalists.
A clear overview of Marxism, this is part of an encyclopedia entry on Marx that Lenin wrote in 1914.
During a moment in which millions of workers in the U.S. have been thrown out of work as a result of the intersection of the Covid-19 pandemic and an overdue capitalist economic crisis, Engels’ 1872 pamphlet, “The Housing Question,” bears particular import.
The word “democracy” comes from the Greek words “demos”—the people—and “kratos”—rule, and therefore means “rule of the people.” As a political form, it is commonly understood as majority rule.
The Marxist outlook is based on the irreconcilable conflict between the working class (the proletariat) and the ruling capitalist class (the bourgeoisie). But how do we determine which people belong to which class?
After the deaths of Marx and Engels, socialists began taking up the important task of summarizing their work for popularization....
How would socialism address the terrible problems of capitalist society? The following is an edited version of a talk given by Brian Becker, a member...
Today, there is an enormous economic gap between the rich and the poor. According to the International Labor Organization, "one billion people are unemployed or underemployed" worldwide.
The first time the people had the power The capitalist class and its well-paid intellectuals and pundits continue to argue that the fall of the...
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