Studies in Historical Materialism and Marxist Socialism
“Murray Smith’s Marxist Phoenix is a must read for all of those who aspire to be a part of a better world in birth. Never has capitalism appeared so destructive of human needs. Yet seldom has capitalism seemed more secure. A social order that cannot provide for those who live within it often seems immune to fundamental transformation. Smith’s book points the way forward with its unerringly sure grasp of theoretical fundamentals and critical strategic sensibilities. It outlines Marxism’s trenchant analysis of capitalism and offers invaluable lessons for organized revolutionary resistance.”— Bryan D. Palmer, author of James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890–1928 (2007); Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era (2009); and Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strikes of 1934 (2013).