Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat

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One of the essays from ‘History and Class Consciousness’, Lukács’ best known and most influential work, Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat introduces his concept of reification, how reified consciousnesses have influenced philosophy and political thought, and the standpoint of the proletariat in history from a Marxian point of view.

Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party, Bordiga

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I Every class struggle is a political struggle (Marx). A struggle which limits itself to obtaining a new distribution of economic gains is not vet a political struggle because it is not directed against the social structure of the production relations. The disruption of the relations of production peculiar to […]

What is Legitimacy? Hayts

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We fully regard civil wars, i.e., wars waged by the oppressed class against the oppressing class, slaves against slave-owners, serfs against land-owners, and wage-workers against the bourgeoisie, as legitimate, progressive and necessary. Vladimir Lenin, Socialism and War (1915) What is Legitimacy?          Much is made about the distinction between legitimate […]