Libertarian Marxism

Libertarian Marxism

Libertarian Marxism is a school of Marxism that describes itself as taking a less authoritarian view of Marxist theory than conventional currents such as Stalinism, Maoism, Trotskyism and other well-known forms of Marxism-Leninism. The current also has a generally less reformist view than do social democrats. It is often based upon a reading of Marx's work, such as the "Grundrisse" and " [ The Civil War in France] ", that emphasizes the ability of the working class to forge its own destiny without the need for a revolutionary party or state to mediate or aid its liberation.

Libertarian Marxism includes such currents as Luxemburgism, council communism, left communism, Socialisme ou Barbarie, the Johnson-Forest Tendency, World Socialism, Lettrism/Situationism and operaismo/autonomism, and New Left. Libertarian Marxism has often had a strong influence on both post-left and social anarchists. Notable theorists of libertarian Marxism have included Anton Pannekoek, Raya Dunayevskaya, CLR James, Antonio Negri, Cornelius Castoriadis, Maurice Brinton, Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem.

Along with anarchism, libertarian Marxism is one of the main currents of libertarian socialism.

ee also

*Marxist humanism
*Situationist International

External links

* [ Libertarian Communist Library]
** [ A libertarian Marxist tendency map]
* [ Situationist International online]

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