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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS

V53.0140  Prof. B. Ollman

SOCIALIST THEORY

Reading List


Books with one star are highly recommended.  Books with two stars are required reading and students are requested to buy them.


I.Christian Socialism

**  1. Christ, Jesus, FOUR GOSPELS

2.  Eddy, George Sherwood, REVOLUTIONARY CHRISTIANITY

3.  Jarett B., MEDIEVAL SOCIALISM, n.e.

* 4. Kautsky, Karl, FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY

* 5. Tabb, W., CHURCHES IN STRUGGLE

6.  Morris, William, THE CHRISTIAN ORIGINS OF SOCIAL REVOLT

7.  Nitti, F.S., CATHOLIC SOCIALISM

8.  Rauschenbusch, W., THE SOCIAL PRINCIPLES OF JESUS

9.  Vedder, Henry C., SOCIALISM AND THE ETHICS OF JESUS


II.Utopian Socialism

* 1. Bellamy, Edward, LOOKING BACKWARD

2.  Bellamy, Edward, EQUALITY

3. Bray, J.F. A VOYAGE FROM UTOPIA, London

4.  Fourier, Charles THE UTOPIAN VISION

5.  Fourier, Charles, THE PASSIONS OF THE HUMAN SOUL

6.  Fourier, Charles, SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF FOURIER

7. Zeldin, David, THE EDUCATIONAL IDEAS OF CHARLES FOURIER

8.  Wagner, Donald, SOCIAL REFORMERS: ADAM SMITH TO JOHN DEWEY

9.  Harrington, James, THE COMMONWEALTH OF OCEANA

10. Hertzler, J.O., THE HISTORY OF UTOPIAN THOUGHT

** 11. More, Thomas, UTOPIA

12. Morris, William, A DREAM OF JOHN BALL

13. Morris, William, NEWS FROM NOWHERE

14. Mumford, Lewis, THE STORY OF UTOPIAS

15. Nordhoff, Charles, THE COMMUNIST SOCIETIES OF THE UNITED STATES

16.  Owen, Robert, NEW MORAL WORLD

17. Owen, Robert, REVOLUTION IN THE MIND AND PRACTICE OF THE HUMAN RACE

18. Owen Robert, A NEW VIEW OF SOCIETY

19. Saint-Simon, Henri, SELECTED WRITINGS, ed. by F.M.H. Markham

20. Saint-Simon, Henri, CHRISTIANITY

21. Conde, M.M., THE FRENCH FAUST, HENRI de SAINT-SIMON

22. Manuel, F.E., THE NEW WORLD OF HENRI SAINT-SIMON

23. Skinner, F.S., WALDEN II

24. Wells, H.G., A MODERN UTOPIA

* 25. Manuel, F., THE PROPHETS OF PARIS

* 26. Lukes, S. and Arblaster, A., THE GOOD SOCIETY

* 27. Fourier, Charles, DESIGN FOR UTOPIA

* 28. Beecher, J. & Bienvenu R. eds. THE UTOPIAN VISION OF CHARLES FOURIER

* 29. Geoghegan, V., UTOPIANISM AND MARXISM

* 30. Albert, M., & Hahnel, R.., SOCIALISM TODAY AND TOMORROW


III.Theories of Marx and Engels

1.  Marx, Karl, CAPITAL I

* 2. Marx, Karl, "Wages, Price and Profit"

** 3. Marx, Karl "Communist Manifesto."

** 4. Marx, Karl GERMAN IDEOLOGY, Parts I and III

* 5. Marx, Karl "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte"

6.  Marx, Karl "The Civil War in France"

7.  Marx, Karl, ECONOMIC AND PHILOSOPHIC MANUSCRIPTS OF 1844

* 8. Engels, Frederich, "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific"

9.  Engels, Frederich, "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State"

** (Many of these writings and selections from CAPITAL appear in the Marx-Engels Reader, ed. by Robert Tucker).


IV.  Post Marx Marxism

1.  Ash, William, MARXISM AND MORAL CONCEPTS

2.  Caudwell, Christopher, THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM

3.  Dunayavskaya, Raya, MARXISM AND FREEDOM

* 4. Freeman, H., TOWARD SOCIALISM IN AMERICA

* 5. Gross, B., FRIENDLY FASCISM

* 6. Huberman, L. & Sweezy, P., INTRODUCTION TO SOCIALISM

7.  Kautsky, Karl, FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY

8.  Lenin, V.I., STATE AND REVOLUTION

9.  Lenin, V.I., IMPERIALISM: THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM

10. Luxenburg, Ross, THEORY OF CAPITAL ACCUMULATION

11. MacPherson, C.B., THE POLITICAL THEORY OF POSSESIVE INDIVIDUALISM

* 12. Marcuse, Herbert, ONE DIMENSIONAL MAN

13. Mao Tse Tung, QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN MAO

14. Plakhanov, G., THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONIST VIEW OF HISTORY IN SELECTED PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS .

15. Sorel, George, REFLECTIONS OF VIOLENCE

16. Strachey, John, THE NATURE OF CAPITALIST CRISIS

* 17. Sweezy, Paul, THE THEORY OF CAPITALIST DEVELOPMENT

18. Tressell, Robert, THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPIST

19. Trotsky, Leon, LITERATURE AND REVOLUTION

20. Trotsky, Leon, THE REVOLUTION BETRAYED

21. Williams, W.A., THE GREAT EVASION

**  22. Ollman, B., ALIENATION: MARX'S CONCEPTION OF MAN IN CAPITALIST SOCIETY

* 23. Ollman, B., SOCIAL AND SEXUAL REVOLUTION: ESSAYS ON MARX AND REICH

24. Ollman, B., "CLASS STRUGGLE" (board game)

* 25. Ollman, B., WHAT IS MARXISM? A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

**  26. Ollman, B., HOW TO TAKE AN EXAM AND REMAKE THE WORLD

*27. Ollman, B., ed., LEFT ACADEMY: MARXIST SCHOLARSHIP ON AMERICAN CAMPUSES, I, II, III

*  28. Ollman, B., ed., MARKET SOCIALISM: THE DEBATE AMONG SOCIALISTS

29. Tabb, W.K.,  THE FUTURE OF SOCIALISM: PERSPECTIVE FROM THE LEFT, 1990

*  30. Mandel, E., THE PLACE OF MARXISM IN HISTORY

**  31. Parenti, M., DEMOCRACY FOR A FEW

*  32. MONTHLY REVIEW (SUMMER 2005),

  GENERAL: 1. Hook, Sidney, MARX AND THE MARXISTS

2. Mills, C.W. THE MARXISTS 

3. Institute for Labor Education, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE U.S.  ECONOMY?


V. Social Democracy and Fabianism

* 1. Bernstein, Edward, EVOLUTIONARY SOCIALISM

2.  Blatchford, R., MARRIE ENGLAND

3.  Carpenter, Niles, GUILD SOCIALISM

4.  Cole, G.D.H., SELF-GOVERNMENT IN INDUSTRY

5.  Cole, G.D.H., FABIAN SOCIALISM

* 6. Crossland, C.A.R., THE FUTURE OF SOCIALISM

* 7. Crossman, R.H., NEW FABIAN ESSAYS

* 8. Durbin, E.F.M., THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM

9. George, Henry, PROGRESS AND POVERTY

10. Jenkins, Roy, THE LABOUR CASE

11. Laski, Harold, AUTHORITY IN THE MODERN STATE

12. Laski, Harold, GRAMMAR OF POLITICS

13. Lewis, W. Arthur, THE PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC PLANNING

14. Pigou, A.C., SOCIAL VS. CAPITALISM

15. Massta, Ramire de, AUTHORITY, LIBERTY AND FUNCTION

16. Ruskin, John, JOY FOREVER

*  17. Shaw, G.B., (ed.), FABIAN ESSAYS IN SOCIALISM

* 18. Shaw, G.B.S., INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE TO SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM

19. Socialist Union, 20th CENTURY SOCIALISM

* 20.   Tawney, R.H., EQUALITY

21. Tawney, R.H., RELIGIION AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM

22. Tawney, R.H., THE ACQUISITIVE SOCIETY

23. Thomas, Norman, AMERICA’S WAY OUT

24. Veblen, Thersten, THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS

25.   Webb, Sidney and Beatrice, THE DECAY OF CAPITALIST CIVILIZATION

26.   Webb, Sidney and Beatrice, THE PUBLIC ORGANIZATION OF THE LABOR MARKET

27.  Webb, Sidney and Beatrice, A CONSTITUTION FOR THE SOCIALIST

**  28.   Harrington, M., SOCIALISM


VI.Anarchism

* 1. Bakunin, Michael, GOD AND THE STATE

2.    Bakunin, Michael, MARXISM, FREEDOM AND THE STATE

* 3. Berkman, Alexander, THE A.B.C. OF ANARCHIST COMMUNISM

4.    Godwin, Wm., ENQUIRY CONCERNING POLITICAL JUSTICE

* 5. Goldman, Emma, ANARCHISM AND OTHER ESSAYS

6.    Kropotkin, P., THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

* 7. Kropotkin, P., MUTUAL AID: A FACTOR IN EVOLUTION

8.    Kropotkin, P., THE STATE: ITS HISTORIC ROLE

9.    Kropotkin, P., FIELDS, FACTORIES AND WORKSHOPS

10.   Malastasta, Enrice, ANARCHY

11.   Orwell, George, HOMAGE TO CATALONIA

* 12.   Plekhanov, G.V., ANARCHISM AND SOCIALISM

* 13.   Proudhoun, P.J., WHAT IS PROPERTY?

14.   Read, Herbert, ANARCHY AND ORDER

15.   Read Herbert, POETRY AND ANARCHISM

*  16.   Schatz, N.S., THE ESSENTIAL WORKS OR ANARCHISM

17.   Schuster, E.M., NATIVE AMERICAN ANARCHISM

18.   Stirner, Max, THE EGO AND HIS OWN

19.   Tolstoy, Leo, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU 

 20.   Tolstoy, Leo, THE SLAVERY OF OUR TIME

21.   Tolstoy, Leo, WHAT I BELIEVE, London

22.   Tucker, Benjamin, INSTEAD OF A BOOK

** 23.   Woodcock, George, ANARCHISM

* 24.   Thomas, P., KARL MARX AND THE ANARCHISTS


VII. General Works

1.    Bear, Max, HISTORY OF BRITISH SOCIALISM

* 2. Berki, R.N., SOCIALISM

3.    Cole, G.D.H., SOCIALIST THOUGHT I-V

4.    Ebenstein, Wm., MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

5.    Egbert, D.G., and Parsons, S., eds., SOCIALISM AND AMERICAN LIFE

* 6. Fried, A. and Sanders, R., SOCIALIST THOUGHT: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

7.    Gray, Alexander, THE SOCIALIST TRADITIONS: MOSES TO LENIN

8.    Hearnshaw, F.J.C., A SURVEY OF SOCIALISM

9.    Hillquit, Morris, HISTORY OF SOCIALISM IN THE UNITED STATES 

 * 10.   Laidler, Harry, SOCIAL-ECONOMIC MOVEMENTS

11.   Landauer, Carl, EUROPEAN SOCIALISM (2 vols.)

12.   Lerner, W., A HISTORY OF SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM IN MODERN TIMES

* 13.   Lichtheim, G.,THE ORIGINS OF SOCIALISM

14.   Rae, John, CONTEMPORARY SOCIALISM

15.   Russell, Bertrand, ROADS TO FREEDOM: SOCIALISM, ANARCHISM, AND SYNDICALISM

16.   Salvadori, M., MODERN SOCIALISM

* 17.   Wilson, Edmund, TO THE FINLAND STATION


VIII.Criticisms

* 1. Bober, M.M., KARL MARX’S INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY

2.    Bohn-Bawerk, E.V., KARL MARX AND THE CLOSE OF HIS SYSTEM,

3.    Cachrain, V., SOCIALISM EXPOSED AND REFUTED 

  4. Guyet, Y., SOCIALISM FALLACIES

* 5  Hayek, F.A., THE ROAD TO SERFDOM

6.    Kalsen, Hans, THE POLTICAL THEORY OF BOLSHEVISM

* 7. Kristol, I., TWO CHEERS FOR CAPITALISM

8.    Laroy-Beaulieu, L., COLLECTIVISM

9.    Mallock, W., A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF SOCIALISM

10.   Schaeffle, A., THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

* 11.   Schumpeter, Joseph A., CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM AND DEMOCRACY

* 12.   Popper, Karl, THE OPEN SOCIETY


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