Marxist Writers: George Novack


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George Novack Archive


“The elements of dialectical logic can be learned by anyone with a determination to study them.” Lecture IX

Biography (marxist glossary entry)

Biography (biography provided from from their Bio-bibliographical sketches of selected Trotskyists page)



Passports to Utopia, November 1934 (as John Marshall)

Passports to Utopia II, December 1934 (as John Marshall)

Captive Science, January 1935 (book review, as John Marshall)

US Capitalism: National or International?, October 1935 (extended review article)

Marxism and the Intellectuals, December 1935

American Intellectuals and the Crisis, February/June 1936

The Function of the New Deal, April 1936

Homage to John Brown, January 1938

Marx and Engels on the Civil War, February 1938 (extended review article)

Pluperfect Plutocracy, March 1938 (book review)

Plebeian Caesar, April 1938 (book review)

History to Order, May 1938 (book review)

Call Out the Militia!, June 1938 (book review)

Review of Matthew Josephson’s The Politicos, August 1938 (extended review article)

Revolution, Black and White, May 1939 (book review)

The Struggle Against the Oil Octopus, July 1939

The Struggle for National Supremacy, 1789–1848, August 1939

Negro Slavery in North America, October 1939

The Colonial Plantation System, December 1939

Autopsy of the New Deal, May 1940

The Presidential Campaign, June 1940

Elements of Dialectical Materialism, August 1940 (as William F. Warde)

Roosevelt After the Battle of France, August 1940 (as William F. Warde)

Engels on Dialectics of Nature, December 1940 (as Wm. F. Warde)

American Imperialism Grasps Its Manifest Destiny, January 1941 (as W.F. Warde)

The War Deal’s Economics, March 1941 (as William F. Warde)

The War Deal’s Economics, May 1941 (as William F. Warde)

Roosevelt Fights on Two Fronts, July 1941 (as William F. Warde)

FDR’s 8-Points Hide Real War Aims, August 1941 (as William F. Warde)

The Right Of Revolution, August 1941 (as William F. Warde)

The Aims of American Imperialism, October 1941 (as William F. Warde)

Capitalist Frame-up: 1941 Model, December 1941 (as William F. Warde)

Introduction to the Logic Of Marxism, 1942 (book)

The Liberals and the War, February 1942 (as William F. Warde)

Roosevelt and the War Crisis, March 1942 (as William F. Warde)

From Revisionism to Social-Chauvinism: I. The Degradation of Sidney Hook, June 1942 (as William F. Warde)

The Roots of Inflation, December 1942 (as William F. Warde)

Roosevelt’s Financial Problems, January 1943 (as William F. Warde)

Ten Years of the New Deal, March 1943 (as William F. Warde)

Roosevelt’s “Hold the Line” Order, May 1943 (as William F. Warde)

The Roosevelt Regime in Crisis, August 1943 (as William F. Warde)

The Progress of Inflation, October 1943 (as William F. Warde)

Europe in the Sixth War Year, September 1944 (as William F. Warde)

The Big Three at Potsdam, September 1945 (as William F. Warde)

Economic Prospects in Postwar America, October 1945 (as William F. Warde)

The Big Five at London, November 1945 (as William F. Warde)

Revolutionary Policy in Western Europe, January 1946 (as William F. Warde)

Wallace and the War Makers, May 1947 (as William F. Warde)

A Suppressed Chapter in History of American Capitalism, January 1949 (as William F. Warde)

A Forgotten Fighter Against Plutocracy, February 1949 (as William F. Warde)

Destruction of Indian Communal Democracy, April 1949 (as William F. Warde)

Revolutionary Course of American Society, May 1949 (as William F. Warde)

Program of the Opposition, August 1949 (as William F. Warde)

Two Lessons of Reconstruction, May 1950 (as William F. Warde)

The Movement for American Independence, July 1950 (as William F. Warde)

Trotsky on the Role of the USA, July 1951 (as William F. Warde)

Understanding History, 1956–1968 (book)

The High and the Mighty, Winter 1957 (extended book review, as William F. Warde)

The Evolution of Randolph Bourne, Spring 1957 (book review, as William F. Warde)

The Rise and Fall of Progressivism, Summer 1957 (as William F. Warde)

“The Good Old Cause”, Winter 1958 (book review, as William F. Warde)

Revolution in West Africa, Winter 1958 (book review, as John Marshall)

For Political Ornithologists, Summer 1958 (book review, as W.F.W.)

Progress of World Socialism, Summer 1958 (as William F. Warde)

Progress of World Socialism – II, Summer 1958 (as William F. Warde)

Life on Other Planets, Spring 1959 (book review, as John Marshall)

Socialism and Humanism, Spring 1959 (as William F. Warde)

Socialism and Humanism – II, Summer 1959 (as William F. Warde)

Jefferson, Lincoln and Dewey, Summer 1959 (as William F. Warde)

Alienation, Fall 1959 (as William F. Warde)

John Dewey’s Theories of Education, Winter 1960 (as William F. Warde)

Where Nationalization Went Wrong, Winter 1960 (as John Marshall)

The Fate of Dewey’s Theories, Spring 1960 (as William F. Warde)

The World of C. Wright Mills, Summer 1960 (as William F. Warde)

Trotsky’s Views on Dialectical Materialism, Fall 1960 (as William F. Warde)

Mills and Marx, Winter 1961 (as William F. Warde)

The American Civil War: Its Place in History, Spring/Summer 1961 (as William F. Warde)

From Lenin to Khrushchev, Summer 1961 (as William F. Warde)

Who Will Change The World? The New left and the Views of C. Wright Mills, Summer 1961 (as William F. Warde)

American Philosophy and the Labor Movement, Spring 1962 (as William F. Warde)

Review of C. Wright Mills’ The Marxists, Summer 1962 (as William F. Warde)

Some Thoughts On The Emancipation Proclamation, Spring 1963 (as William F. Warde)

New Judgment on the Sino-Soviet Rift: Monthly Review and the Great Debate, Summer 1963 (as William F. Warde)

Documentary Studies: Sino-Soviet Rift, Summer 1963 (book review, as W.F.W.)

The Living Trotsky, Winter 1964 (book review, as William F. Warde)

Debate On Peace: CP and Its Critics, Spring 1964 (as William F. Warde)

Is Nature Dialectical?, Summer 1964 (as William F. Warde)

From Lenin to Castro: Importance of the Individual in History-Making, Winter 1965 (as William F. Warde)

American Sociology, March 1965 (extended book review, as William F. Warde)

Some Reflections On The Life and Death of Malcolm X, March 1965 (as William F. Warde)

Existentialism and Marxism, Spring 1965

Liberal Morality, July 1965

Buffalo Hunters, July 1966 (book review)

The Political Crisis in China, July 1966

Theories of History, May 1967

Malcolm X, Black Nationalism and Socialism, July 1967

Radical Intellectuals in the 1930s, September 1967

Third Parties in American Politics, May 1968

The Case of Leon Trotsky, July 1968

Positivism and Marxism in Sociology, July 1968

Can American Workers Make a Socialist Revolution?, November 1968

The Problem of Transitional Formations, November 1968

Empiricism and Its Evolution — A Marxist View, 1969

Sociology and Historical Materialism, September 1969

Further reading:

Summary of Dialectics, Lenin, 1914
The ABC of Dialectical Materialism, Trotsky, 1940

Last updated on 22 May 2016