Chris Harman


How Marxism Works

(May 1979)

Chris Harman, How Marxism Works, Bookmarks Publications, London, May 1979.
Sixth edition published July 2000.
Copyright © Bookmarks Publications Ltd.
Downloaded with thanks from the Irish Socialist Workers Party Website.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive (November 2009).


1. Why we need Marxist theory

2. Understanding history

3. Class struggle

4. Capitalism – how the system began

5. The labour theory of value

6. Economic crisis

7. The working class

8. How can society be changed?

9. How do workers become revolutionary?

10. The revolutionary socialist party

11. Imperialism and national liberation

12. Marxism and feminism

13. Socialism and war

Further reading


Last updated on 26 January 2010