By Michael Charles Howard, John Edward King
The first quantity of this serious historical past covers the social, political, and theoretical forces at the back of the advance of Marxian economics from Marx's demise in 1883 until eventually 1929, the yr marking the onset of Stalin's "revolution from above," which thus reworked the Soviet Union right into a smooth superpower. in the course of those years, Marxists in either Russia and Germany came upon their financial principles inextricably associated with useful political difficulties, and handled idea as a consultant to motion. This publication systematically examines the real theoretical literature of the interval, together with insightful works by way of political functionaries outdoor academia--journalists, occasion organizers, underground activists, and academics within the exertions movement--presented right here because the basic forgers of Marxian financial thought.
Beginning with Engels's writings, this e-book analyzes the paintings of best Marxist economists within the moment foreign, then concludes with a assessment of the highbrow pursuits in the Marxian political economic climate throughout the Nineteen Twenties. A moment quantity treating the interval from 1929 to the current will follow.
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12. Hobsbawm, 'The Fortunes of Marx's and Engels's Writings', pp. 329-30; Rexis, i Das Kapital Comes to Russia'; Willis, 'Introduction and Critical Reception of Marxist Thought', pp. 420-1. 13. G. Claeys, 'Engels's "Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy" (1843) and the Origins of the Marxist Critique of Capitalism'. History of Political Econ omy, 16, 1984, pp. 207-32; Mandel, Formation of the Economic Thought, ch. Carver, Marx and Engels. the Intellectual Relationship (Brighton: Wheatsheaf, 1983) p.
Engels warned that: the continued growth of standing armies in Europe has now reached a point where the choice lies between bankruptcy caused by excessive military expenditure or a world war of devastating destructiveness. One of these catastrophes will occur unless standing armies are replaced by popular militias while there is still time. My purpose is to show that such a change is possible at this moment. ' Popular militias would be as effective for the national defence as standing armies, Engels argued; peace could be preserved by international treaties; and Russia was not a serious military threat to Western Europe.
Schmidt, 1 July 1891, in Letters on 'Capital', pp. 228, 232-3, 237, 239^2, 256. As with Werke, we have occasionally preferred our own translation of letters in this volume; the original German edition is K. Marx, F. Engels, Briefe Uber Das Kapital (Berlin: Dietz, 1954). 20 The German Contribution, 1883-1914 24. Engels to Oppenheim, 24 March 1891, in Letters on 'Capital', p. 256; Engels, 'In Sachen Brentano'. 25. K. Marx, Capital (Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1962) vol. Ill, ch. 15.