Tag Archives | Historical Materialism

  • Darwin - Peacock, Maklaan

    The base-superstructure: a model for analysis and action

    Although Marx himself only mentioned the “base” and “superstructure” in (by my count) two of his works, the base-superstructure “problem” remains a source of serious contention for Marxists, our sympathizers, and our critics.

  • From Post-Marxism back to Marxism?

    From post-Marxism back to Marxism?

    The catastrophe of the Great War, along with the Russian Revolution of 1917, led to a “second foundation” of Marxism. This was both political, with the birth of the Third International, and theoretical: as Lenin notably said reading Hegel’s Science of Logic in the summer 1914, since no Marxist had seriously engaged with the Logic before, none had really understood Marx’s Capital.