Value of Radical Theory

An Anarchist Introduction to Marx's Critique of Political Economy

192 pages

English language

Published Aug. 22, 2013 by AK Press.

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Very readable introduction to Marxist theory

4 stars

The writing is very clear and accesible, specialized terminology is obviously unavoidable, but he makes an effort to define his terms and interpret those that come from Marx.

Most of the book is basically an introduction to the marxist understanding of capitalism, with some anarchist commentary interspersed here and there.

In the end, there is some comments on how anarchists can embrace some of Marx's theory, and how some of his writings are contradictory with anarchist principles.

I would have liked to read more on actual anarchist takes on Marx, but that is lacking. He does more personal takes, and takes of anarchist figureheads such as Bakunin, Kropotkin, atc.

Overall, it is a well written, albeit concise introduction for those unfamiliar with Marx's political economy.


  • Capitalism
  • Anarchism
  • Marxian economics