Bernie Sanders has said that he wants to ignite a “political revolution.” But what is a political revolution? In the Marxist tradition, it usually refers to the popular toppling of a government, but without any change in the economic and social structures of society—whereas a social revolution involves these more fundamental changes. This talk will explore the relationship between political and social revolution in the Marxist tradition.
Class Struggles in France by Karl Marx (1850)
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx (1852)
The Civil War in France by Karl Marx (1870-1871)
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Germany by Friedrich Engels (1851-1852)
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution, Vol. 2: The Politics of Social Classes by Hal Draper (1978)
How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? by Neil Davidson (Haymarket 2012)