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BY J. Sykes | United States | 7/03/22
In the ideological terrain today, Marxism must struggle against postmodernism.
BY staff | United States | 7/01/22
FRSO has announced nation-wide zoom study sessions on the outstanding Fight Back! News Red Theory article series by J. Sykes.
BY J. Sykes | United States | 6/27/22
Marxist-Leninists are practical people. This has been true since Marx wrote his famous Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
BY J. Sykes | United States | 6/19/22
In our exploration of the fundamental concepts of historical materialism so far, we have looked closely at the economic and material base of society.
BY J. Sykes | United States | 6/12/22
Much is made of what is often referred to as the urban/rural divide. There is a fundamental disconnect, we are told, between the people from the cities and the rural population. Marx and Engels called this contradiction the division between town and country. Marxism-Leninism can help us understand this contradiction, how it arose historically, and how it can be overcome.
BY J. Sykes | United States | 6/05/22
Since the very origin of class society, when the productive forces developed to the point of producing some surplus beyond bare subsistence, the contradiction between mental and manual labor has been a characteristic of productive relations.
BY J. Sykes | United States | 5/31/22
Now that we’ve nailed down what we mean by forces of production, let’s talk about the other aspect of the mode of production: the relations of production.
BY J. Sykes | United States | 5/22/22
Up to now we have studied dialectical materialism and given a general overview of its application to history, historical materialism. Now let’s look more closely at some of the core concepts that make up Marxism’s materialist conception of history, starting with the forces of production.
BY J. Sykes | United States | 5/15/22
The cornerstone of historical materialism is class struggle as the motor driving historical change. So, what is the role of labor in historical development?
BY J. Sykes | United States | 5/09/22
Now that we have talked about the Marxist theory of knowledge and examined the meaning and function of dialectical materialism, let’s look at how that is applied to studying the historical development of society.
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