communist theory

Immutable tablets of the communist theory of the party

Gustave Doré: Moses breaks the tablets of the law (credit: appleeye.org)

Amadeo Bordiga’s 1960 article, translated here into English for the first time, which summarizes and then extends his earlier commentary on Marx’s Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts. Rejecting all notions of Marx’s profound or lasting indebtedness to Hegel, the author advocates for the return of the communist party (in the historical rather than formal sense) to the “tablets of stone” upon which it was founded already in 1844. These consist of the programmatic description of communist society, which will bridge the gap between man and nature by abolishing the individual and personality, and resolve the riddles and contrasts that have plagued philosophy for thousands of years.

The original content of the communist program is the obliteration of the individual as an economic subject, rights-holder, and agent of human history (Part II)

Día de Muertos in Janitzio (credit: México Destinos)

The second part of Amadeo Bordiga’s exposition of the features of communist society and of the revolutionary party that, in his estimation, is the only entity able to bring it into being. Critique of democracy, and of the “immediatist” conceptions of those who would like to see the party replaced by different forms of organization, is here tightly interlinked with a vision of society which will know nothing of classes or exchange and which will spatially and temporally integrate the entire human species into the Social Man, who will not even have any use for “freedom” in the conventional sense of the word.

Revolutionary Class, Political Organization, and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (Part 1)

The first part of "Clase revolucionaria, organización política, y dictadura del proletariado," published in "Alarma". It expresses Grandizo Munis's understanding of the relation of the class to revolutionary theory.

An updated and improved Marxism

A brief outline of a 21st-century conception of revolution. The notion of a "dictatorship of the proletariat" that smashes the capitalist state in one great insurrection has to be put to rest. Realism (materialism) is better than idealism.

Telegraphic communist theory - humanaesfera

A telegraphic (i.e. brief, concise and direct) presentation of communist theory. Basic concepts: private property, capital, proletariat, class struggle and communism.