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Hey, everyone. I thought I'd start this post to create a list of resources for people who wanted to learn more about socialism. Feel free to post leftist literature from anyone you want, from Marx to Chomsky. I'll start us off, feel free to discuss anything linked in this thread, but do keep it respectful even if you disagree or even dislike the person being linked. For instance if someone wants to post some works of Mao, that's fine, I think it would be useful to discuss his ideas and why I think they do not work,and if someone things they can work, I'd be happy to discuss that with them. Let's just keep all discussion respectful. I'm going to break my links down into categories by authors. Some of these are long, some are short. I don't expect anyone to read them all, I'm just listing them as resources.

Marx and Engels:

The Communist Manifesto- http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/
The Principles of Communism by Engels. This is a good resource, it's sort of an FAQ of Communism.- http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific-http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm

Vladimir Lenin:
What is to be done: Burning Questions of Our Movement. One of Lenin's most important works. He lays out the ideas of a Vanguard Party.- http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/
State and Revolution- http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/
April Thesis-http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/apr/04.htm
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. I really like this one as it seems to describe where we are as a country right now.- http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/
Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism- http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/granat/index.htm

Leon Trotsky:
The Transitional Program- http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1938/tp/index.htm
Revolution Betrayed -http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1936/revbet/index.htm
If America Should Go Communist-http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1934/08/ame.htm
Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It-http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/works/1944/1944-fas.htm

Albert Einstein:
Why Socialism: http://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism

Eugene Debs:
Eugene Debs Internet Archive: http://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/index.htm

Volarine De Cleyre
Anarchism and American Traditions - Volairine de Cleyre: http://www.praxeology.net/VC-AAT.htm

Industrial Workers of the World official website: http://www.iww.org/en

Daniel De Leon: http://www.marxists.org/archive/deleon/pdf/index.htm

Early American Marxism: http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/eam/index.html

Hal Draper:

Hal Draper Internet Archive: http://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/index.htm

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