Roots of Socialism

The materials in this guide will give you a broad understanding of Marxist politics, philosophy, and economics. They will also help you to start learning how to apply Marxist science to the problems workers face in Britain today. They cannot be exhaustive, and should not be considered the end, but only the beginning of your education.

“Without a revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement.”

– VI Lenin, What Is To Be Done?

Roots Of Socialism

The three sources and three component parts of Marxism by VI Lenin

French socialism and the Paris Commune of 1871

Video: The Paris Commune

The Civil War in France, 1871 (K Marx)

The Class Struggles in France, 1848-50 (K Marx)

English capitalism and wage slavery

The Condition of the Working Class in England (F Engels)