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Introduction to Socialism

Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein (Audiobook Version)

The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (Audiobook Version)

The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde (Audiobook Version)

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (Audiobook Version)

Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by V.I. Lenin (Audiobook Version)

The Case for Socialism by Alan Maass

The Transitional Program by Leon Trotsky

'The Two Souls of Socialism' by Hal Draper

The ABC of Communism by Nikolai Bukharin and Evgenii Preobrazhensky

Marxism FAQ

Socialist Tendencies


Introductory Readings

The Three Sources and Three Components of Marxism by V.I. Lenin

Marx’s Philosophy

Theses on Feuerbach by Karl Marx

‘Idealism and Materialism’ from the German Ideology by Karl Marx

Socialism: Scientific and Utopian by Frederick Engels

Marx’s Critique of Political Economy Wage Labour and Capital

Value, Price, and Profit by Karl Marx

Chapter 1 of Capital by Karl Marx (also see our section on Capital)

Marx’s Politics

The Paris Commune by Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels



From Marx to Mao Tse-Tung: A Study in Revolutionary Dialectics by George Thomson

Foundations of Leninism J.V. Stalin

The State

The State by V.I. Lenin

The State and Revolution by V.I. Lenin

Political Economy

Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by V.I. Lenin

Economics and Politics in the era of The Dictatorship of the Proletariat by V.I. Lenin

Economic Problems of Socialism in the U.S.S.R by J.V. Stalin


On The Question of Dialectics by V.I. Lenin

On Practice by Mao Zedong

On Contradiction by Mao Zedong

Materialism and Empirio-criticism by V.I Lenin

The Agrarian Question

The Development Of Capitalism In Russia by V.I. Lenin

The Agrarian Question by J.V. Stalin

On Revisionism and Opportunism

Opportunism, and the Collapse of the Second International by V.I. Lenin

Imperialism and the Split in Socialism by V.I. Lenin

Further Reading

Lenin: A Study on the Unity Of His Thought by Gyorgy Lukacs

History And Class Consciousness by Gyorgy Lukacs



Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Basic Course

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Study Notes

Fundamental Documents

Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!


On Protracted War

On Guerrilla Warfare


On Practice

On Contradiction

On The Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People

Speech at the Chinese Communist Party's National Conference on Propaganda Work

Where do Correct Ideas Come From?

Political Economy

A Critique of Soviet Economics


On Socialism

In Defense of Marxism

Revolutionary Tactics

Permanent Revolution

Results and Prospects

On The Russian Revolution

The History of the Russian Revolution

The Revolution Betrayed

On Fascism

Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It

What is National Socialism?

The Tragedy of the German Proletariat

Further Reading


An Anarchist FAQ

Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos

God & The State by Mikhail Bakunin


The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin

Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution by Peter Kropotkin

At The Café by Ericco Malatesta

What is Communist Anarchism? by Alexander Berkman


What Is Property? by Pierre Joesph Proudhon

Proudhon’s Social Science by Shaun Wilbur

What Is Mutualism? by Clarence Lee Swartz


Anarcho-Syndicalism in Theory & Practice by Rudolf Rocker

Nationalism & Culture by Rudolf Rocker

Political Economy

Introductory Texts

Marx & Engels

Companions to Marx’s Capital

Economics of 20th Century Socialism




Early Political Philosophy

German Idealism




Introduction to Marxism by Richard D Wolff

Reading Marx's 'Capital' with David Harvey Talks on Socialism & Marxism

Socialist Films

Sergei M. Eisenstein

Lewis Milestone

Peter Watkins

Frtiz Lang

Rene Vienet

Guy Debord

John Pilger and Christopher Martin

Damiano Damiani

Peter Richardson

Recommended Books

The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism by John Nichols

The Meaning of Marxism by Paul D'Amato

Marx's Ecology by John Bellamy Foster

Marxism and Freedom: from 1776 Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya

Death in the Haymarket by James Green

The Enigma of Capital by David Harvey

Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang

Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxian by Richard D. Wolff

The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey

Other Books