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Leftist Reading List & Resources


The Communist Bloc's Reading List & Resources for Leftists

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The Communist Bloc has compiled a list of readings and resources for those who wish to learn more about leftist thought. This list is non-comprehensive and will be updated over time. If you have any concerns or believe a vital resource is missing, please send a telegram to Information of the Communist Bloc.

An older version of this document can be found here. Some links here are dead, but this has plenty more resources that haven't been included here yet.

Note: Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement. Our goal is to provide you with the resources necessary to form your own informed opinions.



FAQ

LinkSocialism FAQ - This site is strongly recommended, especially for those who are new to leftism and do not know where to start.

Also, this RMB post from GreatUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics is incredibly comprehensive and debunks myths about past socialist governments and goes into detail about everything from the importance of revolution to why knowing history and theory matters. - MoI

Introductory Readings

Work

Author

Year Published

Pages

LinkPrinciples of Communism

Friedrich Engels

1847

16

LinkWage-Labour and Capital

Karl Marx

1847

31

LinkThe Communist Manifesto

Marx and Engels

1848

39

LinkValue, Price, and Profit

Marx

1865

30

LinkSocialism: Utopian and Scientific

Engels

1880

56

LinkIs Socialism Practical?

Daniel De Leon

1906

2

LinkThe Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism

Vladimir Lenin

1913

7

LinkImperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

Lenin

1916

92

LinkThe State and Revolution

Lenin

1917

111

LinkFoundations of Lenininsm

Joseph Stalin

1924

125

LinkOn Practice & LinkOn Contradiction

Mao Zedong

1937

8 & 24

LinkCombat Liberalism

Mao

1937

2

Further Readings

Work

Author

Year Published

Pages

LinkThe German Ideology

Marx and Engels

1846

500

LinkCapital Vol. I

Marx

1867

545

LinkAnti-Dühring

Engels

1878

222

LinkReform or Revolution

Rosa Luxemburg

1900

80

LinkSocialism vs Anarchism

De Leon

1901

42

LinkWhat Is To Be Done?

Lenin

1901

115

LinkAnarchism or Socialism?

Stalin

1907

43

LinkThe Russian Revolution

Luxemburg

1918

29

Link"Left-Wing" Communism: an Infantile Disorder

Lenin

1920

101

LinkTrotskyism or Leninism?

Stalin

1924

20

LinkConcerning Questions of Leninism

Stalin

1926

83

LinkOn Guerrilla Warfare

Mao

1937

115

LinkDialectical and Historical Materialism

Lenin

1938

24

Videos

LinkUnderstanding Marxism: Q&A

LinkHow Capitalism Exploits You

LinkFundamentals of Marx: Surplus Labor and Value




Introductory Readings

Work

Author

Year Published

Pages

LinkWhat is Property?

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

1840

500

LinkMutual Aid

Peter Kropotkin

1902

196

LinkConquest of Bread

Kropotkin

1906

350

LinkWhat is Anarchism?

Alexander Berkman

1927

260

LinkABC of Anarchism

Berkman

1929

102

LinkAnarchism: From Theory to Practice

Daniel Guerin

1965

157

Further Readings

Work

Author

Year Published

Pages

LinkBeating the Fascists?

Eve Rosenhaft

1983

215


Online Archives

LinkMarxists Internet Archives

Linklibcom.org

LinkThe Anarchist Library

LinkAnarchy 101

Tactics, Strategy, & Anti-Fascism

Work

Author

Year Published

Pages

LinkGuerrilla Warfare

Che Guevara

1961

60

LinkThe Wretched of the Earth

Frantz Fanon

1961

310

Militant Anti-Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance

M. Testa

2015

320

US Army Small Unit Tactics Handbook

Paul D. LeFavor

2015

822

LinkUS Army Guide to Unconventional Warfare

US Army

2016

40

LinkRevolutionary First Aid Basics

Indigenous Anarchist Federation

2020

18

Real Life Politics

Getting Involved - A Party Near You!

North Korea

2016

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