[Marxism] Marxist works on militaries?
lueko.willms at t-online.de
Fri Oct 20 03:55:43 MDT 2006
On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 19:47:26 -0700 (PDT), D.W. wrote:
> Can anyone recommend Marxist theoretical or historical works on
Frederic Engels earned himself the nickname "General" because of his
knowledge of military matters. He authored all the military-related
articles which Marx submitted to the "American Encyclopedia" project of
New York editor Dana.
Engels also wrote many news articles on current wars; he was e.g.
contracted to write for the London "Pall Mall" on the
Prussian/German-French war of 1870. Remarkable is also his "Po and
Rhein". Also note his article on how military strategy and tactics is
determined by the weaponry available (can't remember the title of that
Then Karl Liebknecht, a great socialist's greater son, who wrote
And of course Leo Trotsky, the founder and leader of the Soviet Red
Army during the Russian civil war -- here I have the five volume series
"The Military Writings and Speeches of Leon Trotsky", published in 1979
by New Park Publishers.
Finally, the writings and speeches of Cuban and Vietnamese leaders,
and always keep in mind the famous phrase by Prussion military
theoretician Clausewitz: "War is the continuation of politics by other
means", and -- what I learned especially from Trotsky's writings on the
civil war -- that the war is also won to a large extent by political
Hope that helps. Sorry for being so overwhelming...
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