Friedrich Engels on Morality

“We therefore reject every attempt to impose on us any moral dogma whatsoever as an eternal, ultimate and forever immutable ethical law on the pretext that the moral world, too, has its permanent principles which stand above history and the differences between nations. We maintain on the contrary that all moral theories have been hithertoContinue reading “Friedrich Engels on Morality”

On Closed Speech of Khrushchev at the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU

George Gruenthal Book Review:  Khrushchev Lied, by Grover Furr Prof. Grover Furr has done a great service to Marxist-Leninists and all revolutionaries and to all those who are interested in historical truth. He has picked out 61 major statements from Khrushchev’s 20th Congress speech, checked them against other material, especially from the Russian archives thatContinue reading “On Closed Speech of Khrushchev at the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU”

Friedrich Engels on Scientific Socialism

“But the old idealist conception of history, which was not yet dislodged, knew nothing of class struggles based upon economic interests, knew nothing of economic interests; production and all economic relations appeared in it only as incidental, subordinate elements in the ‘history of civilization.’ The new facts made imperative a new examination of all pastContinue reading “Friedrich Engels on Scientific Socialism”

Engels on the Dialectics of Nature

“It is, therefore, from the history of nature and human society that the laws of dialectics are abstracted. For they are nothing but the most general laws of these two aspects of historical development, as well as of thought itself. And indeed they can be reduced in the main to three: The law of theContinue reading “Engels on the Dialectics of Nature”

Karl Marx on Religion

“The foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man – state, society. This stateContinue reading “Karl Marx on Religion”

The Beijing Olympics and the Question of Tibet

Vijay Singh In the run-up to the Olympic Games which are to be held in the Beijing, US imperialism is conducting a campaign of disinformation against the nationalities policies in Tibet using the remnants of feudalism such as the Dalai Lama as their instrument, alongside the normal imperialist accredited newspapers, ‘human rights institutions’ and HollywoodContinue reading “The Beijing Olympics and the Question of Tibet”

Karl Marx on Materialism, Base and Superstructure and Relations of Production

“In the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into definite relations, which are independent of their will, namely relations of production appropriate to a given stage in the development of their material forces of production. The totality of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on whichContinue reading “Karl Marx on Materialism, Base and Superstructure and Relations of Production”

Frederich Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx

On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his armchair, peacefully gone to sleep — but for ever. An immeasurable loss has been sustained bothContinue reading “Frederich Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx”

Frederick Engels on Thomas Malthus and Overpopulation

“The struggle of capital against capital, of labour against labour, of land against land, drives production to a fever-pitch at which production turns all natural and rational relations upside-down. No capital can stand the competition of another if it is not brought to the highest pitch of activity. No piece of land can be profitablyContinue reading “Frederick Engels on Thomas Malthus and Overpopulation”

Grover Furr on the Objective Study of Soviet History and Challenging the Bourgeois-Trotskyist Paradigm

“Political prejudice still predominates in the study of Soviet history. Conclusions that contradict the dominant paradigm are routinely dismissed as the result of bias or incompetence. Conclusions that cast doubt upon accusations against Stalin or whose implications tend to make him look either “good” or even less “evil” than the predominant paradigm holds him toContinue reading “Grover Furr on the Objective Study of Soviet History and Challenging the Bourgeois-Trotskyist Paradigm”

Bill Bland: The National Question in Britain

By W.B.Bland (“Communist League”, London UK) for The National Committee for Marxist-Leninist Unity (Britain). Introduction Geographically, the British Isles consists of two main islands: Great Britain and Ireland. Great-Britain consists of three communities: those of England, Wales and Scotland. There is general agreement among those who regard themselves as Marxist-Leninists that the people of Ireland constitute a nation,Continue reading “Bill Bland: The National Question in Britain”

Friedrich Engels on the Evolution of the Human Diet

“Labour begins with the making of tools. And what are the most ancient tools that we find – the most ancient judging by the heirlooms of prehistoric man that have been discovered, and by the mode of life of the earliest historical peoples and of the rawest of contemporary savages? They are hunting and fishingContinue reading “Friedrich Engels on the Evolution of the Human Diet”

The Communist League: Marxism and Class: Some Definitions

A paper from the COMMUNIST LEAGUE (Britain) The Concept of Social Class The concept of social class as “a division or order of society according to status (‘The Oxford English Dictionary’, Volume 3; Oxford; 1989; p. 279) is a very ancient one, the English word ‘class’ being derived from the Latin ‘classis’, meaning each ofContinue reading “The Communist League: Marxism and Class: Some Definitions”

Albert Einstein: “Why Socialism?”

May 1949 Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is. Let us first consider the question from the point of view of scientific knowledge. It might appear that there areContinue reading “Albert Einstein: “Why Socialism?””

J.V. Stalin on “National Marxism” and the General Laws of Socialism

11th July 1949 “You speak of Sinified socialism. There is nothing of the sort in nature. There is no Russian, English, French, German, Italian socialism, as much as there is no Chinese socialism. There is only one Marxist-Leninist socialism. It is another thing, that in the building of socialism it is necessary to take intoContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on “National Marxism” and the General Laws of Socialism”