Reading List
Authoritarian Left

Communism is not love.
It is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Zedong

Horace B. Davis

Nationalism and Socialism

Horace B. Davis
Analyses left wing nationalism, and its criticism by libertarian leftists like Bakunin and Luxemburg.

Nick Bonner

Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK

Nick Bonner
Insights from a Beijing-based tour operator to North Korea.

David Hoffmann

Stalinism: The Essential Readings

David Hoffmann
Scholarly essays on the origins and consequences of Stalinism.

Kristen Ghodsee

The Left Side of History: WWII and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe

Kristen Ghodsee
Analyses the growing nostalgia for communism in Eastern Europe, in the light of post-Communist inequalities

Samir Amin

THE LIBERAL VIRUS: Permanent War and the Americanization of the world

Samir Amin
Scathing and erudite critique by a prominent Marxist who long ago distanced himself from Soviet Marxism, then Maoism

Kim Jong Il

Fidel Castro

Capitalism in Crisis: Globalization and World Politics Today

Fidel Castro
The Cuban ex-President’s take on economic justice and the new global order

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Much quoted and seldom read

Chairman Mao Zedong

Political power comes from the barrel of a gun

Quotations from Mao Zedong (The Little Red Book)

Chairman Mao Zedong
Quotations and Sayings of Chairman Mao, a compact overview of Maoist ideology.