Marxism Reading List

Pdfs/epubs of most of these books can be found on b-ok.

Primary Sources

Part 1

Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto 
Marx, Preface to a Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (very short)
Marx, Wage Labour and Capital (short)
Marx, Thesis on Feuerbach (very short)

Part 2

Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme
Marx, The Civil War in France
Marx, Letters to Zasulich (clarifies important points about Marx’s theory of history and views on Russia)
Marx, Conspectus of Bakunin’s Statism and Anarchy (very short)

Part 3

Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
Marx, Grundrisse 
Marx, Capital Volume 1 

Secondary Sources

Anderson, Kevin – Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity and Non-Western Societies
Fromm, Erich – Marx’s Concept of Man (short)
Heinrich, Michael – “Je ne suis pas marxiste” (very short)
Heinrich, Michael – An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital
Lebowitz, Michael – Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class
Ollman, Bertell – Alienation: Marx’s Conception of Man in Capitalist Society
Raekstad, Paul – The Democratic Theory of the Early Marx 
Tabak, Mehmet – Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx’s Philosophy

Marxist Theory

Ollman, Bertell – Dance of the Dialectic
Lebowitz, Michael – The Socialist Alternative: Real Human Development
Lebowitz, Michael – The Contradictions of “Real Socialism”: The Conductor and the Conducted
Wood, Ellen  Meiksins – Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism


David Harvey’s lectures on Das Capital
Raymond Geuss’ lectures on Marxism
Red Plateaus’ video series Marx on human development, freedom, alienation and socialism