The International Marxist Tendency proudly presents the relaunched In Defence of Marxism theoretical journal. Translated into multiple languages, readers from all over the world will be able to subscribe and four times a year will receive the physical magazine, posted to your door. Or you can choose to subscribe to our digital editions, which will land directly in your email inbox.
The theoretical struggle is a key component of the class struggle. As Lenin explained, without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement. Capitalism is facing the deepest crisis in its history. The ruling class can offer no real way forward for the vast majority of people. That is the reason they spread a whole array of confused and reactionary ideas.
Engels explained that, alongside the economic and political struggle, there was the equally important struggle for theory. The In Defence of Marxism magazine is joining this struggle, as a tool and a weapon for revolutionary class fighters all over the world, offering serious Marxist analysis on theoretical questions and burning issues of the labour movement. Only the ideas of genuine Marxism can act as a guide to action in the struggle to overthrow capitalism on a world scale.
In the new issue #34, Daniel Morley and Hamid Alizadeh look at postmodern philosophy, a species of subjective idealism, which today exerts a baleful influence that extends beyond the walls of universities (Marxism vs Postmodernism). Yola Kipcak exposes the reformist argument that the left needs a ‘new narrative’ to counter the dominant narratives of the ruling class (“Left narratives” or class struggle?). Finally, Florian Keller looks at the less known Soviet Republic of Bavaria, established amidst the revolutionary wave in Germany in 1918 (When the Communists ruled in Bavaria).