Currently I’m trying to finish state and revolution (very slowly unfortunately, stagnated even), what should i read afterwards? i would like to move on to intersectional works more relevant towards modern capitalism and our post-industrial gig economy and such

Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage Of Imperialism by Kwame Nkrumah, maybe. It was published in 1965 and serves as a sequel to Lenin’s writings on imperialism. But as far as modern stuff, like Marxist articles on Monthly Review, etc. might be your best bet.


Modern capitalism, I’d say the best is John Smith - Imperialism in the 21st century. Although its very dense, and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have the patience for it.


This is a list of “Possible Reads” that I put down on Google Docs that you might find interesting (that I probably won’t ever finish):

In addition, here are some books that I suggest:

Kwame Nkrumah by Yuri Smertin

The World and Africa by W.E.B. DuBois

Our History Is The Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes

Anti-Duhring by Friedrich Engels

The Peasant War in Germany by Friedrich Engels

Materialism and Empirio-criticism: Critical Comments on a Reactionary Philosophy by V.I. Lenin

Composer and Nation: The Folk Heritage in Music by Sidney Finkelstein

Jazz: A People’s Music by Sidney Finkelstein

Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology by Carl Ratner

History of the Three Internationals by William Z. Foster

Finally, go to:


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Settlers is a good one. It’s free at

Lenin in Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism described a new class called the labor aristocracy in imperial countries. Labor aristocrats come from the upper tier of workers and are bribed (structurally, through pensions, health care, good schools, etc.) by the bourgeoisie into supporting imperialism. Lenin showed that these bribes provide a material basis for the opportunism that infected worker movements in the imperialist countries, like Kautsky’s party in Germany.

Settlers tells the whole history of the US as a development from colonies of petty-bourgeois farmers to a modern imperialist state with a labor aristocracy. It makes the case that white settlers in the US and other white settler states are the core of the labor aristocracy. Whiteness is so closely connected to the labor aristocratic class that when the US was rising as an empire in the early 1900s and needed a bigger labor aristocracy, it expanded the definition of white to include Southern and Eastern Europeans.

It’s pretty easy to read, the author is a worker writing for other workers.

15d Also highly recommend Settlers, its probably the best US history book. I recorded it as an audiobook here.


oh you did the audiobook of state and revolution I’m reading? lol nice


I did, thx.

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