Leftist Nonfiction Public

Created by vxnxnt

A list of leftist nonfiction books, in no particular order, which I have read and can personally recommend. From Socialism to Communism to Anarchism, whether historical or contemporary, if it's leftist it probably belongs here. And as I continue my literary journey, I will also naturally expand this list.

Any contribution to this list is welcome!

  1. Consequences of Capitalism by ,

    5 stars

    Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an …

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    A portrayal of the consequences of Capitalism while looking at militarism, the environment, neoliberalism, globalization, financialization, hegemonic common sense and social change.

  2. The Divide by 

    5 stars

    · The richest eight people control more wealth than the poorest half of the world combined.

    · Today, 60 per …

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    Global inequality and poverty is displayed in its entirety, as well as its origins and the profound consequences of free market Capitalism and Neoliberalism.

  3. Wage-Labour and Capital & Value, Price, and Profit by 

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    Since their first appearance as separate brochures Wage - Labour and Capital and Value, Price and Profit have served as …

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    Two relatively short works forming the basis of Marx's critique of the political economy.

  4. Manufacturing consent by ,

    5 stars

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a 1988 book by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky. …

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    Herman and Chomsky discuss the political economy of the mass media and put forth a propaganda system which they put into practice with an extensive look into multiple case studies.

  5. Less Is More by 

    5 stars

    The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to …

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    A history and critique of Capitalism with a call for Degrowth and Ecosocialism.

  6. Imperialism by 

    5 stars

    An Unabridged Edition with all charts, tables, and original footnotes, to include: Preface – Preface to the French and German …

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    Lays forth the natural development of Monopolies in a capitalist free market and the following consequences as such.

  7. vxnxnt says:

    An FAQ written by Engels outlining communism and its principles.

  8. The Communist Manifesto by 

    4 stars

    Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License: www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/

    One of the most influential political tracts ever published this short book …

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    A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism.

  9. Are Prisons Obsolete? by 

    5 stars

    With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement …

    vxnxnt says:

    A relatively short but very informative and insightful book on Prison Abolition.

  10. vxnxnt says:

    With this, Marx lays forth the basis for his idea of Communism while critiquing the socialist program of the german worker's party.

  11. Socialism, utopian and scientific by 

    5 stars

    Socialism: Utopian and Scientific is a short book first published in 1880 by German-born socialist Friedrich Engels. The work was …

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    Engels summarizes with this text the history of modern Socialism and lays out the foundations of Marxism as well.

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