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Becoming a Marxist

Before joining the ISO

By the time you join you should have read:

  1. Where We Stand: The Politics of the ISO
  2. The Meaning of Marxism by Paul D’Amato

Hopefully, you will also be planning to soon read:

  1. The Case for Socialism by Alan Maass
  2. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, edited by Phil Gasper

During the first year or so

  1. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Frederick Engels
  2. The two Souls of Socialism by Hal Draper
  3. Left Wing Communism by V.I. Lenin
  4. Disorders of the Left Kind” by Adam Turl
  5. State and Revolution by V.I. Lenin
  6. Imperialism by V.I. Lenin
  7. Party and Class by Cliff, Hallas, Harman, and Trotsky
  8. Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg
  9. Black Liberation and Socialism by Ahmed Shawki
  10. Subterranean Fire by Sharon Smith
  11. Women and Socialism by Sharon Smith
  12. Sexuality and Socialism by Sherry Wolf
  13. The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa
  14. Forging of the American Empire by Sidney Lens