Open source Marxism: Free PDFs from Historical Materialism, Verso, and Jacobin

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UPDATE: Though the links below are no longer working, some hero bundled the entire contents of this post into a torrent that can be downloaded from The Pirate Bay.

Stumbled across an amazing database of free Marxist PDFs, the posts of which seems to be password protected but whose files are nevertheless accessible. (You can click any of the hundreds of links below to download them directly, since the post itself is locked). Even if these get taken down, as seemed to happen with the Fuck V£R$0 blog a few years ago, the cat is already out of the bag. As Novara Media pointed out following the Lawrence & Wishart copyright controversy in 2014, once published these things tend to obey the logic of the so-called “Streisand effect.” They explained that “[the] attempt to ban or censor something will tend to increase its prominence and breadth of dissemination. The instantly and near-infinitely replicable quality of digital information makes this easy.”

In their view, this is just one of “Seven Reasons ‘Radical’ Publishers are Getting OWNED by the Internet.” You should really read the whole article; it’s quite good. With Lawrence & Wishart, the outcry over their exclusive claims to ownership over material that should be made available to all was nearly universal. However, publishing tycoons such as Sebastian Budgen — until recently a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party in Britain (prior to its 2013 rape scandal), commissioning editor of Historical Materialism, Verso Books, New Left Review, and now also Jacobin — take exception when similar demands are placed on books released by their own companies. Budgen of course claims that the printing presses he works for are not ordinary companies, but rather integral parts of a “counterhegemonic apparatus” that will someday challenge hegemonic capitalism.

The Association of Musical Marxists captured this hilarious sense of exceptionalism on their “Sebastian Budgen Memorial Download Page,” featuring one of his trademark outbursts against those who illegally download books:

Before the internet people had to actually go to the photocopying shop. Now they don’t even have to do that and they are outraged when they can’t download the stuff for free. Fuckers – I hate them so much…

I make a distinction between the honest downloaders who do it discreetly and will spend money when they have it and the loud-mouthed freeloading scum who have no interest in or understanding of how to build a counterhegemonic apparatus.

I’m not just interested in people being customers but in recognising, to the extent that they are leftists, that they should be involved in building a counterhegemonic apparatus. The anarchoids and lazy leftists of today don’t get that so they act like the lowest petty bourgeois individualist swine.

Usually rhetoric denouncing “lazy fuckers” and “freeloading scum” comes from neoliberal demagogues, who want to gut social welfare programs and impose austerity. Not this time, though. This time it’s straight from the mouths of counterhegemonic apparatchiks, tilting at windmills in order to protect intellectual property. Pretty pathetic, if you ask me. Whoever uploaded these PDFs has it more right, to my mind: “Knowledge must be held in common.”

Erik Olin Wright, in his book Envisioning Real Utopias (ironically published by Verso), went so far as to claim online file-sharing as an “interstitial strategy” that can “subvert capitalist intellectual property.” I personally doubt whether acts of petty piracy can undermine capitalist social relations, but maybe it’s significant as a utopian impulse. Better to just recognize file-sharing as an unavoidable fact, and that embarrassing hissy fits like the one above only encourage practitioners to download harder.

Maybe I’d feel a bit worse about linking to all these texts if Budgen weren’t such a whiny crybaby. Hard to sympathize with him, however, after he put out this ridiculous burn notice against me a couple months back, urging other leftists to erect a cordon sanitaire around me. Leftists should “shun” and “no platform” me, defriending anyone who posts or shares links to this blog. Kind of reminds me of a recent Clickhole article, “Uncompromising: This Tyrant Unfriends All Dissidents as an Example to the Rest,” which describes “[a] despotic maniac rules with an iron fist of callous indifference, unfriending anyone who dares go against something he posts.”

Childishness and grandiosity aside, though, this is a great list of books. Grab them while you can, but don’t despair if they’re removed before you get the chance. Someone will repost them eventually, probably sooner than later. Enjoy.

Update (LOL): Seems he’s now asking ppl to report anyone who so much as links to this post. *impotent buttrage intensifies*

report to me anyone who shares that Charnel-House post

Yeah, so…

…good luck with all that, dude:

Over 7,000 shares on Facebook alone

Historical Materialism book series
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  1. Alan Sennett, Revolutionary Marxism in Spain, 1930-1937
  2. Alan Shandro, Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony: Political Practice and Theory in the Class Struggle
  3. Alasdair Macintyre, Selected Marxist Writings, 1953-1974
  4. Alex Callinicos, Making History: Agency, Structure, and Change in Social Theory
  5. Allessandro Carlucci, Gramsci and Languages: Unification, Diversity, Hegemony
  6. Benno Teschke, The Myth of 1648: Class, Geopolitics, and the Making of Modern International Relations
  7. Carlos Nelson Coutinho, Gramsci’s Political Thought
  8. Charles Post, The American Road to Capitalism
  9. China Mieville, Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law
  10. Christoph Henning, Philosophy after Marx: 100 Years of Misreadings and the Normative Turn in Political Philosophy
  11. Christopher Arthur, The New Dialectic and Marx’s Capital
  12. Colin Barker, Marxism and Social Movements
  13. David McNally, Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism
  14. Dialectics of the Ideal
  15. Ellen Meiksins Wood, Selected Essays
  16. Francisco Fernández Buey, Reading Gramsci
  17. Fred Moseley, Marx’s Capital and Hegel’s Logic: A Reexamination
  18. Gary Roth, Marxism in a Lost Century: A Biography of Paul Mattick
  19. Georg Lukács, The Culture of People’s Democracy: Hungarian Essays on Literature, Art, and Democratic Transition, 1945-1948
  20. Gregory Elliott, Althusser: The Detour of Theory
  21. Guglielmo Carchedi, Behind the Crisis: Marx’s Dialectics of Value and Knowledge
  22. Heather A. Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
  23. Heide Gerstenberger, Impersonal Power: History and Theory of the Bourgeois State
  24. Jack M. Bloom, Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution: Solidarity and the Struggle Against Communism in Poland
  25. Jacques Bidet, Exploring Marx’s Capital
  26. Jacques Bidet and Stathis Kouvelakis, Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism
  27. Jairus Banaji, Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production
  28. Jan Rehmann, Max Weber — Modernization As Passive Revolution: A Gramscian Analysis
  29. Jan Rehmann, Theories of Ideology: The Powers of Alienation and Subjection
  30. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, A Marxist Philosophy of Language
  31. Jeffrey R. Webber, Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia
  32. John Eric Marot, The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect: Interventions in Russian and Soviet History
  33. Lars T. Lih, Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done In Context (2008)
  34. Lise Vogel, Marxism and the Oppression of Women
  35. Luca Basso, Marx and Singularity: From the Early Writings to the Grundrisse
  36. Manuel Sacristán, Selected Writings
  37. Marcel van der Linden and Karl Heinz Roth, Beyond Marx: Theorizing the Global Labour Relations of the Twenty-First Century
  38. Marcel van der Linden, Western Marxism and the Soviet Union: A Survey of Critical Theories and Debates Since 1917 (2007)
  39. Massimiliano Tomba, Marx’s Temporalities
  40. Matthew Beaumont, Utopia Ltd
  41. Michael A. Lebowitz, Following Marx: Method, Critique, and Crisis
  42. Michael Andrew Žmolek, Rethinking the Industrial Revolution: Five Centuries of Transition from Agrarian to Industrial Capitalism in England
  43. Michael Löwy, The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx
  44. Mikko Lahtinen, Politics and Philosophy: Niccolò Machiavelli and Louis Althusser’s Aleatory Materialism
  45. Paul Burkett, Marxism and Ecological Economics: Toward a Red and Green Political Economy
  46. Paul Levi, In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg
  47. Peter D. Thomas, The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony, and Marxism
  48. Peter Hudis, Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
  49. Pierre Broué, The German Revolution, 1917-1923
  50. Prophets Unarmed: Chinese Trotskyists in Revolution, War, Jail, and the Return from Historical Limbo
  51. Ralf Hoffrogge, Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards, and the Origins of the Council Movement
  52. Ray Kiely, The Clash of Globalisations: Neoliberalism, the Third Way, and Anti-Globalization
  53. Ricardo Antunes, The Meanings of Work: Essay on the Affirmation and Negation of Work
  54. Richard Day, Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record
  55. Robert Heynen, Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany
  56. Roland Boer, Criticism of Earth: On Marxism and Theology, IV (2012)
  57. Roland Boer, Criticism of Heaven: On Marxism and Theology, I (2007)
  58. Roland Boer, Criticism of Religion: On Marxism and Theology, II (2009)
  59. Roland Boer, Criticism of Theology: On Marxism and Theology, III (2011)
  60. Roland Boer, In the Vale of Tears: On Marxism and Theology, V (2014)
  61. Stavros Tombazos, Time in Marx: The Categories of Time in Marx’s Capital
  62. Stefan Gandler, Critical Marxism in Mexico
  63. Stephen Hastings-King, Looking for the Proletariat: Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Problem of Worker Writing
  64. Tobias Ten Brink, Global Political Economy and the Modern State System
  65. Tony Smith, Globalization: A Systematic Marxian Account
  66. Vittorio Morfino, Plural Temporality: Transindividuality and the Aleatory Between Spinoza and Althusser

Jacobin magazine
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  1. Jacobin, Class Action: An Activist Teacher’s Handbook
  2. Jacobin, Issue 1: Introducing…
  3. Jacobin, Issue 2: And Yet It Moves
  4. Jacobin, Issue 3-4: Liberalism is Dead
  5. Jacobin, Issue 5: Phase 2
  6. Jacobin, Issue 6: Praxis

Verso books
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  1. Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism
  2. Fredric Jameson, A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present
  3. Fredric Jameson, The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of the Spirit
  4. Fredric Jameson, The Ideologies of Theory
  5. Alain Badiou, Metapolitics
  6. Alain Badiou, Pocket Pantheon
  7. Alain Badiou, The Communist Hypothesis
  8. Alain Badiou, Five Lessons on Wagner (2010)
  9. Alain Supiot, Homo Juridicus: On the Anthropological Foundation of Law
  10. Antonio Negri, Books for Burning: Between Civil War and Democracy in 1970s Italy
  11. Barbara J. Fields and Karen Fields, Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
  12. Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities
  13. Benno Teschke, The Myth of 1648: Class, Geopolitics, and the Making of Modern International Relations
  14. Boris Groys, Introduction to Antiphilosophy
  15. Boris Groys, The Communist Postscript
  16. Daniel Bensaïd, Marx for Our Times: Adventures and Misadventures of a Critique
  17. David Harvey, Rebel Cities
  18. Domenico Losurdo, Liberalism: A Counter-History (2006)
  19. Ellen Meiksins Wood, The Origin of Capital: A Longer View
  20. Ernesto Laclau, Emancipation(s)
  21. Ernesto Laclau, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics
  22. Ernst Bloch, Atheism in Christianity
  23. Étienne Balibar, The Philosophy of Marx (1993)
  24. Franco Berardi, Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide
  25. Franco Moretti, The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature
  26. Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions
  27. Georg Lukács, Lenin: A Study of the Unity of His Thought (1924)
  28. Georg Lukács, Tactics and Ethics: Political Essays, 1919-1929
  29. Göran Therborn, From Marxism to Post-Marxism
  30. Hal Foster, The Art-Architecture Complex (2012)
  31. Henri Lefebvre, The Critique of Everyday Life, Volume 2
  32. Jacques Rancière, Staging the People, Volume 2: The Intellectual and His People
  33. Jacques Rancière, The Emancipated Spectator
  34. Jauces Rancière, Aesthesis
  35. Jean-Paul Sartre, Critique of Dialectical Reason, Volume 1
  36. Jodi Dean, The Communist Horizon
  37. Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
  38. Louis Althusser, The Humanist Controversy and Other Writings (1966-1967)
  39. Louis Althusser, The Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings (1978-1987)
  40. Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, The New Spirit of Capitalism
  41. Malcolm Bull, Anti-Nietzsche
  42. Mike Davis, Planet of Slums
  43. Moshe Lewin, The Soviet Century (2005)
  44. Nancy Fraser, Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis
  45. Owen Hatherley, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
  46. Owen Hatherley, A New Kind of Bleak
  47. Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
  48. Paul Virilio, Strategy of Deception
  49. Richard Seymour, Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens
  50. Robert Brenner, The Economics of Global Turbulence: The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn
  51. Simon Critchley, Infinitely Demanding: An Ethics of Resistance
  52. Slavoj Žižek, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
  53. Slavoj Žižek, For They Know Not What They Do
  54. Slavoj Žižek, In Defense of Lost Causes
  55. Slavoj Žižek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
  56. Susan Buck-Morss, Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left
  57. Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
  58. The Case for Sanctions Against Israel
  59. Vivek Chibber, Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital (2013)
  60. Reimut Reiche, Sexuality and Class Struggle (1967)
  61. Alain Grosrichard, Sultan’s Court: European Fantasies of the East (1979)
  62. Alain Lipietz, Mirages and Miracles: Crisis in Global Fordism
  63. Alenka Zupančič, Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan
  64. André Gorz, Critique of Economic Reason
  65. Antonio Negri, Books for Burning: Between Civil War and Democracy in 1970s Italy
  66. Ernesto Laclau, The Making of Political Identities
  67. Giovanni Arrighi, The Long Twentieth Century
  68. Göran Therborn, From Marxism to Post-Marxism
  69. Guglielmo Carchedi, Frontiers of Political Economy (1991)
  70. Isabell Lorey, State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious
  71. Peter Osborne, The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde
  72. Pierre Macherey, In a Materialist Way: Selected Essays
  73. Hamid Dabashi, Close-Up: Iranian Cinema Past, Present, and Future
  74. Jean-Paul Sartre, War Diaries: Notebooks from a Phoney War, 1939-1940
  75. Jean-Paul Sartre, Critique of Dialectical Reason, Volume 2
  76. Marc Augé, Non-Places: Introduction to the Anthropology of Supermodernity
  77. Ulrich Krause, Money and Abstract Labor: On the Analytical Foundations of Political Economy (1982)
  78. Sebastiano Timpanaro, On Materialism (1985)
  79. Maurice Godelier, The Enigma of the Gift
  80. Siegfried Kracauer, The Salaried Masses – Duty and Distraction in Weimar Germany
  81. Aijaz Ahmad, In Theory: Nations, Classes, Literatures
  82. Alain Badiou, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil
  83. Alain Badiou, Metapolitics
  84. Alain Badiou, The Meaning of Sarkozy
  85. Alain Badiou, The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings
  86. Alain Badiou, Wittgenstein’s Antiphilosophy
  87. Andre Schiffrin, Words and Money
  88. Antonio Negri, Books for Burning: Between Civil War and Democracy in 1970s Italy
  89. Bart Moore-Gilbert, Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics
  90. Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
  91. Bruno Bosteels, The Actuality of Communism
  92. Chantal Mouffe, Dimensions of Radical Democracy – Pluralism, Citizenship, Community
  93. Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
  94. Claire Bishop, Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
  95. Clyde Woods, Development Arrested: Race, Power, and the Blues in the Mississippi Delta
  96. Colin Tatz, With Intent to Destroy: Reflections on Genocide
  97. Costas Lapavitsas, Crisis in the Eurozone
  98. Dan Hind, The Return of the Public
  99. David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital
  100. David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
  101. Doug Henwood, Wall Street: How It Works and for Whom
  102. E. Ann Kaplan and Michael Sprinker (editors), The Althusserian Legacy
  103. Ellen Meiksins Wood, Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages
  104. Ellen Meiksins Wood, Empire of Capital
  105. Ellen Meiksins Wood, Liberty and Property: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Renaissance to Enlightenment
  106. Ellen Meiksins Wood, The Retreat from Class: A New “True” Socialism
  107. Erik Olin Wright, Classes
  108. Erik Olin Wright, Deepening Democracy
  109. Ernest Mandel, Long Waves of Capitalist Development: A Marxist Interpretation
  110. Ernest Mandel, The Meaning of the Second World War
  111. Ernesto Laclau, On Populist Reason
  112. Eyal Weizman, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation
  113. Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900
  114. Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History
  115. Frederic Lordon, Willing Slaves of Capital
  116. Gillian Rose, Hegel Contra Sociology
  117. Giovanni Arrighi, Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century
  118. Giovanni Arrighi, The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Time
  119. Giovanni Arrighi, Terence K. Hopkins, Immanuel Wallerstein, Antisystemic Movements
  120. Grant Evans, The Yellow Rainmakers: Are Chemical Weapons Being Used in Southeast Asia
  121. Guy Debord, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
  122. Guy Debord, Panegyric, Volumes 1 & 2
  123. Immanuel Wallerstein, Historical Capitalism
  124. Jacques Lacan, My Teaching
  125. Jacques Rancière, The Intellectual and His People, Volume 2: Staging the People
  126. James Dunkerley, Rebellion in the Veins: Political Struggle in Bolivia, 1952-1982
  127. Jean Baudrillard, America
  128. Jean Baudrillard, The Spirit of Terrorism, New Revised Edition
  129. Jodi Dean, The Communist Horizon
  130. John Baker, Arguing for Equality
  131. John F. Haldon, The State and the Tributary Mode of Production
  132. John Le Carré, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Michel Faber, Harold Pinter, Not One More Death
  133. John Sturrock, The Word from Paris: Essays on Modern French Thinkers and Writers
  134. José Saramago, The Notebook
  135. Joseph McCarney, Social Theory and the Crisis of Marxism
  136. Judith Butler, Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence
  137. Judith Butler, Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
  138. Kees van der Pijl, The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class
  139. Kevin Olson (editor), Adding Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates Her Critics
  140. Kim Moody, Workers in a Lean World: Unions in the International Economy
  141. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
  142. Lucio Magri, The Tailor of Ulm: A History of Communism
  143. Marc Perelman, Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague
  144. Martijn Konings (editor), The Great Credit Crash
  145. Max Elbaum, Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals turn to Lenin, Mao, and Che
  146. Melissa Gira Grant, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
  147. Michael Löwy, The War of Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America
  148. Michele Barrett and Mary McIntosh, The Anti-Social Family
  149. Mike Davis, City of Quartz
  150. Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World
  151. Mike Haynes, Jim Wolfreys, Daniel Bensaïd, Geoff Eley, Marc Ferro, History and Revolution: Refuting Revisionism
  152. Nancy Fraser, Fortunes of Feminism: From Women’s Liberation to Identity Politics to Anti-Capitalism
  153. Nicos Poulantzas, Classes in Contemporary Capitalism
  154. Nicos Poulantzas, The Poulantzas Reader: Marxism, Law, and the State
  155. Osama bin Laden, Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden
  156. Paige Arthur, Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre
  157. Paul Feyerabend, Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge
  158. Perry Anderson, The New Old World
  159. Perry Anderson, The Origins of Postmodernity
  160. Peter Dews, The Limits of Disenchantment: Essays on Contemporary European Philosophy
  161. Philippe Van Parijs, Arguing for Basic Income: Ethical Foundations for a Radical Reform
  162. Pierre Bourdieu, Political Interventions: Social Science and Political Action
  163. Raymond Williams, Culture and Materialism
  164. Regis Debray, Media Manifestos: On the Technological Transmission of Cultural Forms
  165. Richard Dienst, The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good
  166. Richard Gott, Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression, and Revolt
  167. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Democracy Realized: The Progressive Alternative
  168. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Left Alternative
  169. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, What Should Legal Analysis Become?
  170. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, What Should the Left Propose?
  171. Robin Blackburn, Age Shock: How Finance Is Failing Us
  172. Robin Blackburn, An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln
  173. Robin Blackburn, The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800
  174. Robin Blackburn, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848
  175. Ross Perlin, Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
  176. Sheila Rowbotham, Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century
  177. Shlomo Sand, Yael Lotan, The Invention of the Jewish People
  178. Simon Clarke, Peter Fairbrother, Michael Burawoy, What About the Workers?
  179. Slavoj Žižek, Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
  180. Slavoj Žižek, The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?
  181. Slavoj Žižek, The Plague of Fantasies
  182. Slavoj Žižek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
  183. Stephen Graham, Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism
  184. Terry Eagleton, Walter Benjamin, or, Towards a Revolutionary Criticism
  185. Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflections on Damaged Life (1944-1947)
  186. Timothy Bewes, Reification, or the Anxiety of Late Capitalism
  187. Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
  188. Vinayak Chaturvedi (editor), Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial
  189. Walden Bello, The Food Wars
  190. Wang Hui, The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity

25 thoughts on “Open source Marxism: Free PDFs from Historical Materialism, Verso, and Jacobin

  1. For easy hands-free download, do the below -:
    1. Download IDM (Internet Download Manager) and install it.
    2. Copy the entire list from the webpage that you wish to download, and go to IDM.
    3. Under Tools menu, in IDM, click on “Add batch download from clipboard”.
    4. IDM will now show all the links. Add it to the Main Download queue, sitback and relax while all the files get downloaded :)

  2. Reblogged this on Tendance Coatesy and commented:
    Sebastian Budgen does do excellent Christmas Hampers. ” Sebastian Budgen — until recently a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party in Britain (prior to its 2013 rape scandal), commissioning editor of Historical Materialism, Verso Books, New Left Review, and now also Jacobin — take exception when similar demands are placed on books released by their own companies. Budgen of course claims that the printing presses he works for are not ordinary companies, but rather integral parts of a “counterhegemonic apparatus” that will someday challenge hegemonic capitalism.

    The Association of Musical Marxists captured this hilarious sense of exceptionalism on their “Sebastian Budgen Memorial Download Page,” featuring one of his trademark outbursts against those who illegally download books……”

  3. Pingback: Sebastian Budgen – Risée du Monde – Out to ‘Get’ the Charnel House. | Tendance Coatesy

  4. Thanks so much, Ross, good man. Not being close to a library holding these gems I often wondered what they looked like, $100-$150 books written in the tradition promoting the emancipatory & liberatory epistemic interest.

    The HistMat series is published by Brill (based in the Netherlands), then in paperback by Haymarket (directed at North America) & Aakar (India) – maybe the network includes others.

    Brill, perhaps surprisingly, isn’t part of Elsevier, & next year it will be a third-of-a-millennium years old. Wiki says after occupy (the 1940 version) it was a translation & publishing service for the German fascist war machine, & that these days it has an open access policy – but no doubt within limits of its choosing. Haymarket: from memory I think the other year you re-posted some of ISO dissidents’ research on its finances. Which brings us to Verso (né New Left Books). I wonder who the shareholders are? The size of dividend payments? Collective bargaining? Union-only printing & distribution? Does anyone know? What company info is publicly available? Maybe we can ask Monsieur Budgie.

    And if Verso’s profits dip they could always move into the student loan market – marketing themselves as ethical, worker-friendly lenders, a complement (& compliment) to Peter Camejo’s investment house.

    This could be the front cover of a forthcoming Verso title on the danger open access poses to the counter-hegemonic apparatus:

    (Rotterdam, 1940, opened up, made accessible)

  5. what happened to the rest of the jacobin issues? you had all of em up. I’ll bet you’re receiving some of that DSA hush money to take them down…. smdh

  6. You should erase the names of the people in the comments of that status by Sebastian, i dont think they give you there permition, and this is a fairly popular post

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