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1964: Ernest Mandel: Mercantile Categories in the Period of Transition

4 October 2022

This article article originally appeared in the January 1964 issue of Nuestra Industria, the journal of the Cuban Ministry of Industry, headed by Che Guevara. Ernest Mandel and Charles Bettelheim had been requested by the Cuban government to give their ideas on socialist construction in what became known as "the Great Debate''. This translation was originally published in: Bertram Silverman (ed.) Man and Socialism in Cuba. The Great Debate (1971).

Economic Categories and Historical Reality

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Popular masses in the bourgeois revolution of the Southern Netherlands (1565-1585, 1789-1794, 1830)

19 September 2022

Naturally one cannot reduce the political struggles that characterized the three successive phases of the bourgeois, national-democratic revolutions in the Southern Netherlands (those of the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries) to purely or essentially religious and constitutional conflicts.i One must lay bare the socio-economic motivations and components of these struggles. This may sound banal. For some contemporary historians, however, it is far from self-evident.

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1970. Ernest Mandel: Ernest Mandel: Sindicatos – ¿Pilares del sistema o sus oponentes?

22 August 2022

El movimiento sindical moderno es producto de la primera fase del capitalismo moderno, el de la libre competencia. El modo de producción capitalista niega a los productores el libre acceso a los medios de producción y los alimentos, obligándolos así a vender su fuerza de trabajo para obtener los medios de subsistencia diaria; su fuerza de trabajo se transforma en una mercancía. Como cualquier propietario de mercancías, el propietario de la fuerza de trabajo va al mercado a venderla.

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1953: Ernest Mandel - Letter to Jean-Paul Sartre. A Reply to 'The Communists and Peace'

3 February 2021
In his essay 'The Communists and Peace', originally published in Les Temps Modernes in 1952, Sartre addressed an article written by Mandel, under the pseudonym Ernest Germain. Mandel responded with this letter, originally published in Fourth International, April 1953.
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