Sam Marcy, one of the leading Marxist thinkers of the post-World War II era, was a founder of Workers World Party.
Since 1959 when the first issue of Workers World newspaper was published, Marcy has become known internationally for his application of Marxism to contemporary issues.
Marcy’s penetrating analyses have made his writings widely demanded. Selections of his works have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Farsi, Turkish, Korean, French and German.
Marcy’s works are some of the most important contemporary Marxist writings on the Cold War era and the rise of the powerful military-industrial complex, the revolutionary civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, the economic forces behind capitalist down sizing, the impact of the scientific-technological revolution and a revolutionary working class strategy to fight back.
Of course, in the best Marxist tradition, Marcy was not only a thinker and writer. He was also an organizer and activist. For example, Marcy was a leading organizer of the first demonstration in the United States against the Vietnam War.
Here are Marcy's articles from 1989 through 1995, which appeared in Workers World newspaper as well as the books and pamphlets he wrote from 1972 on.
Most of these books are available to be read online. Some may be available as a downloadable PDF. Printed copies may be available though our main office.
A series of (mostly short) videos of Sam speaking on various issues.
Sam Marcy: Lenin’s Concept of a Party
Sam Marcy: administration & politics
Sam Marcy: precedence of finance
Sam Marcy: On monopoly & imperialism
Sam Marcy: Capitalism is Transitory
Sam Marcy: Bourgeois vs Marxist Thought
Sam Marcy: Dialectical Historical Materialism
Sam Marcy: Avoid Chauvinism
Sam Marcy: Proletarian Internationalism
Sam Marcy: Effect of USSR Collapse on empire
Sam Marcy: political collapse but socialized economy
Sam Marcy: Capitalist Collapse rescued by war
Sam Marcy: Importance of Revolutionary Marxist Theory
Deirdre Griswold on Sam Marcy
Sam Marcy: A workers’ state
Sam Marcy: The Paris Commune
Sam Marcy: Where is it all going?
Sam Marcy: On recruitment
Sam Marcy: on Somalia, Cuba
Sam Marcy: Views of Lenin & Trotsky 1917
A longer talk (1:25:40) from 1993
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