In the recent past, there has been an upsurge of interest in socialist ideas – particularly among young people. But these activists, as well as most of those on the Anglophone left, remain cut off from some of the most significant writings of German Marxist socialism that have not yet been translated into English. If you are scandalised by this state of affairs and thirsty to read what thinkers such as Karl Kautsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Heinrich Cunow, Franz Mehring, Clara Zetkin and Rudolf Hilferding had to say on issues from the Anabaptists to alcoholism, from colonialism to Catharge, from genetics to gender – then you are in the right place!
Marxism Translated is dedicated to the translation and study of ‘lost’ classic texts of German Marxism.It was first set up as a way of connecting with others during the Covid-19 pandemic, but has since expanded rapidly into a series of regular online discussion groups, a podcast, an audiobook series of the new texts and regular video interviews/discussions with specialists in the field. The project will appeal both to those specifically interested in the remarkable theoretical output of European social democracy and those who wish to learn more about the period more generally.
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