- Libertarian Marxism
Libertarian Marxism is a school of
Marxismthat describes itself as taking a less authoritarianview of Marxist theory than conventional currents such as Stalinism, Maoism, Trotskyismand other well-known forms of Marxism-Leninism. The current also has a generally less reformistview than do social democrats. It is often based upon a reading of Marx's work, such as the " Grundrisse" and " [http://libcom.org/library/the-civil-war-in-france-karl-marx The Civil War in France] ", that emphasizes the ability of the working classto forge its own destiny without the need for a revolutionary party or stateto 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 Debordand Raoul Vaneigem.
anarchism, libertarian Marxism is one of the main currents of libertarian socialism.
* [http://libcom.org/library Libertarian Communist Library]
** [http://libcom.org/library/libertarian-marxist-tendency-map A libertarian Marxist tendency map]
* [http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/index.html Situationist International online]
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