Anarchist thought is rooted in the formulas of the pre-Marxist utopian socialists. In the era of the bourgeois-democratic revolutions, egalitarianism was a fervently held principle of the most intelligent philosophers and the most passionate revolutionaries. However, since capitalism was too young to have yet created large-scale industry, the class balance of forces was still in favor of the petty-bourgeoisie (rich peasants, intellectuals, small business owners) - not the working class. As a result of the individualism, subjectivism, and economic naivete this set of circumstances engendered, these people approached the question of achieving equality in an unscientific way.

Palestine and Israel

The national question is crucial to the Middle East, above all the Palestinian question. After decades of national oppression at the hands of the Israeli imperialists, the Palestinian masses have a burning sense of injustice, expressed in the desire for their own homeland. That is their inalienable right, which Marxists will uphold and fight for. However, the experience of the last thirty years should provide us with some necessary lessons.

Marxism and the State

Marx explained that the executive branch of the modern state is but a committee for managing the affairs of the ruling class. In other words, the modern state is a tool of the ruling class, which it uses to defend its interests as against the interests of the vast majority of society.

The Mass Organizations

When the mass of the workers enter the arena of struggle to change society, they inevitably gravitate, in the first instance, to the traditional mass organisations (trade unions, the labor, socialist, and communist parties where they exist). The reason for this phenomenon is not difficult to see.

Why Do We Need a Revolutionary Party?

A party is not just an organizational form, a name, a banner, a collection of individuals, or an apparatus. A revolutionary party, for a Marxist, is in the first place program, methods, ideas and traditions and only in the second place, an organization and an apparatus (important as these undoubtedly are) in order to carry these ideas to the broadest layers of the working people.