A classic pamphlet written and distributed at the advent of the upcoming intensified class struggle the world would soon witness within the event of May 68.
We’re in a hurry. Is that okay? The earth, on the crust of which we live, is shaped like a ball or a sphere. Let us digress for a moment: this concept, which for thousands of years has been extremely difficult for even the most brilliant scientists to understand, is […]
In the previous article in this series, we showed how the authentic socialists of the end of the 19th century had envisaged the way that a future communist society would tackle some of mankind’s most pressing social problems: the relationship between man and woman, and between humankind and the nature […]
The cult of the Leader, the cult of personality, not a divine but a human personality, is an even worse social narcotic that we shall define as the cocaine of the proletariat.
distributed clandestinely in Algiers, July 1965reprinted in Internationale Situationniste #11 (October 1967) Translated by Ken Knabb COMRADES, The collapse of the revolutionary image presented by the international Communist movement is taking place forty years after the collapse of the revolutionary movement itself. This time gained for the bureaucratic lie — that supplement […]
Paris, 30 May 1968 Translated by Ken Knabb COMRADES, What we have already done in France is haunting Europe and will soon threaten all the ruling classes of the world, from the bureaucrats of Moscow and Peking to the millionaires of Washington and Tokyo. Just as we have made Paris dance, the […]
Fundamental Marxist text At the concluding session of the La Spezia meeting1 and, at greater length, in the corresponding report (for which see issues 15, 16, 17, and 18 of Il Programma Comunista from 1959), a reiteration of essential topics took place on the occasion of our examination of the “Economic and Philosophic […]
This short essay written by karl korsch in 1950 and commonly known as the “Zürich theses” marks an important point within the development of the post-war communist milieu by virtue of its historic role as a reconfiguration of the Marxist dialectic and an assessment of weak practical and theoretical points […]
Communism is not a programme one puts into practice or makes others put into practice, but a social movement. Apart from perhaps a clearer understanding, those who develop and defend theoretical communism are moved by the same practical personal need for communism as those who are not especially concerned by […]
The basic question of every revolution is that of state power. Unless this question is understood, there can be no intelligent participation in the revolution, not to speak of guidance of the revolution. The highly remarkable feature of our revolution is that it has brought about a dual power. This […]