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Introduction to Marxist Theory

9 September 2020

The first volume of the selected essays by Ernest Mandel will contain the following:



1 Preface. p. 1

2 The Marxist Theory of the State. p. 6

3 The Marxist Theory of Imperialism and its Critics. p. 43

4 An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory. p. 69

5 The Nature of Social-Democratic Reformism. p. 154

6 On Bureaucracy: A Marxist Analysis. p. 201

7 The Leninist Theory of Organisation. p. 258

SOURCES. p. 347

1978: Ernest Mandel - We Must Dream. Anticipation and hope as categories of historical materialism

9 September 2020

This text was the contribution of Ernest Mandel to a 1978 commemorative colloquium for the Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885 – 1977) and was first published in 1980.i In this article Mandel uses categories developed by Bloch, such as the Not-Yet and Real Possible, to examine the need of incorporating notions of the future in socialist thought.


On Socialist Democracy (July 1977)

7 September 2020

This text was originally published in 1977 in Inprecor, the French language journal of the Fourth International. Drafted by Mandel, it was adopted by what was then the United Secretariat of the Fourth International. The text was intended as a contribution to a debate in the Fourth International over the issue of Socialist Democracy in the run up the Eleventh World Congress of the Fourth International (1979).

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