Eight myths about socialism–and their answers

The word socialism has become more and more common. Usually, it's used negatively and in almost all situations the politician or commentator uttering the word either has no idea what it means or is being intentionally misleading.

The Marxist Doctrine: An overview by Lenin

A clear overview of Marxism, this is part of an encyclopedia entry on Marx that Lenin wrote in 1914.

What is the working class?

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?

What is democracy?

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.

What is capitalism?

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.

What is national oppression?

Oppression and exploitation are basic features of capitalist society. Workers are paid wages while the capitalist owners make profits from the products created by...

The goal of socialism: Peace and equality amid plenty

What will socialist society look like? The earliest pioneers of scientific socialism—Karl Marx and Frederick Engels—did not philosophize about what socialism and communism would look...

What is imperialism? An introduction

This introductory article examines Marx's analysis of colonialism and the transition from colonialism to imperialism.

What is socialism?

The United States is the wealthiest country in the world. Its Gross National Product is $12 trillion. Yet 45 million people in the United States live without health insurance. Some 33.6 million people are food insecure or hungry.

The Communist Manifesto: A working-class guide to changing the world

Liberation Audio · The Communist Manifesto: A working-class guide to changing the world The Communist Manifesto stands among the most well-read...