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New pamphlet: Fifty Years since the Detroit Rebellion

18 September 2017

This new pamphlet from Mehring Books examines the historical background and social roots of the events of the summer of 1967 and the outcome of the biggest and most violent urban uprising in US history.

Lessons of Hurricane Katrina

31 August 2017

The World Socialist Web Site pamphlet on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago is critical reading in light of the current catastrophe in Texas.

New from Mehring Books

Why Study the Russian Revolution?

Volume I: The February Revolution and the Development of Bolshevik Strategy

28 August 2017

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the events of 1917, their consequences and their lessons retain a burning contemporary relevance.

Mehring Books launching June sale

1 June 2017

Limited time opportunity for big savings.

David North introduces Tsar to Lenin film screening in Detroit

By Zac Corrigan, 7 April 2017

The documentary film of the Russian Revolution was screened by the IYSSE at Wayne State University.

Why Study the Russian Revolution? New pamphlet now available

15 March 2017

In his lecture on March 11, David North answers the question with 10 reasons, followed by a summary of the main events from the February revolution to the October seizure of power by the Bolshevik Party. North’s presentation was the first of five lectures in the ICFI series commemorating the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

The Election of Donald Trump: The Insurrection of the Oligarchy

New pamphlet from Mehring Books

25 January 2017

The demonstrations against Trump foreshadow the eruption of class struggle in the US on a massive scale.

Final Week! Mehring Books Holiday Sale|

Leon Trotsky and the struggle against fascism

28 December 2016

For the final week of the Mehring Books Holiday sale we are featuring works dealing with the fight against the rise of fascism in the 1930s.

Week Five: Introduction to Marxism

HOLIDAY GIFTS AT MEHRING BOOKS

21 December 2016

For those new to the World Socialist Web Site, some suggestions to enhance your library of Marxist classics. For everybody: Don’t miss all our great deals!

Week Four: Holiday gift sales!

MEHRING BOOKS 2016 HOLIDAY SALE

14 December 2016

All titles, including the centenary edition of Tsar to Lenin, are discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale.

100 Years since the Russian Revolution

Mehring Books announces centenary edition of landmark documentary, Tsar to Lenin

12 December 2016

Produced by the legendary Herman Axelbank and narrated by Max Eastman, Tsar to Lenin is the definitive documentary of a revolution that “shook the world” and changed the course of history.

Week Three: The Struggle Against War

MEHRING BOOKS 2016 HOLIDAY SALE

8 December 2016

For week three of our Holiday Sale we are featuring works on the fight against imperialist war

MEHRING BOOKS 2016 HOLIDAY SALE

30 November 2016

Week 2: Build the Socialist Equality Party! All titles discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale. You won’t want to miss our deals!

MEHRING BOOKS 2016 HOLIDAY SALE

23 November 2016

All titles discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale. Week 1: The Russian Revolution.

NEW! Available for your eReader from Mehring Books

Globalization and the International Working Class: A Marxist Assessment

17 November 2016

Mehring Books is offering this analysis of the transformation of world economy, first published in 1998 and now out of print, for both ePub and Kindle eReaders.

David North’s A Quarter Century of War now available in ePub and Kindle formats

3 November 2016

Both ePub and Kindle versions of David North’s recent book A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 are now available from Mehring Books.

Hundreds attend lecture by David North in Frankfurt, Germany

By our correspondents, 25 October 2016

In a lecture titled “Philosophy and Politics in Times of War and Revolution,” David North presented his book The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left.

Philosophy and Politics in an Age of War and Revolution

A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt

By David North, 25 October 2016

This lecture by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North was delivered in German on October 22 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. North spoke at the invitation of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.

Large audience for interview with David North, author of A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016

By our reporter, 29 September 2016

The online interview, which has been accessed more than 4,000 times, deals with the issues raised in North’s book and their relevance for contemporary politics.

WSWS interview with David North: A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016

28 September 2016

The interview covered a wide range of topics, from the significance of the dissolution of the USSR to the pro-imperialist politics of the pseudo-left and the revolutionary role of the working class.

The Political Lessons of the Bernie Sanders Campaign and The Great Autoworkers Struggle of 2015

Mehring Books announces two new SEP pamphlets

7 September 2016

Mehring Books has published two pamphlets: one dealing with the political lessons of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US and the other reviewing the great autoworkers struggle of 2015.

New book by David North

A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

By David North, 11 July 2016

We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Mehring Books launching May Day sale

30 April 2016

In its May Day sale, Mehring Books is offering significant discounts on its wide selection of Marxist works.

Hundreds attend meetings in Leipzig, Germany on the danger of war and the politics of the pseudo-left

By our correspondents, 22 March 2016

Nearly 500 participants attended two meetings held by Mehring Verlag at the Leipzig Book Fair on The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique and Scholarship or War Propaganda?.

David North addresses Sri Lankan SEP launch of Sinhala edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 22 March 2016

Publication of this new translation of David North’s The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century will contribute significantly to the education of workers and youth in Sri Lanka.

Colombo meeting launches Sinhala translation of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By our correspondents, 22 March 2016

SEP general secretary Wije Dias stressed that the book’s exposure of historical falsifications was “a weapon in the revolutionary struggles of the future.”

Public meeting at Leipzig Book Fair

The return of German militarism and the threat of World War III

14 March 2016

Mehring Books speakers will present the book Scholarship or War Propaganda at the Leipzig Book Fair, which begins this week.

ICFI statement “Socialism and the Fight Against War” now available from Mehring Books

9 March 2016

Mehring Books has just published in pamphlet format the statement calling for the building of a new anti-war movement based on the perspective of international socialism.

Mehring Books features classic biography of Rosa Luxemburg

By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2016

This work by Paul Fröhlich, a contemporary of Luxemburg, outlines both her personal and political struggles.

SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo to introduce Sinhala edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

22 February 2016

David North’s book makes clear that an understanding of the key strategic experiences of the 20th century, particularly the Russian Revolution of 1917, is essential for a renaissance of socialist consciousness in the working class.

Twenty-five years since the first Gulf War

Desert Slaughter: The Imperialist War Against Iraq—an enduring contribution to waging war on war

By Eric London, 21 January 2016

In 1991, the Workers League, forerunner of the SEP, published this valuable compendium of articles and statements providing a Marxist analysis of the imperialist war in Iraq and the breakdown of the postwar international order.

Pamphlet on Syriza’s betrayal in Greece now available from Mehring Books

21 December 2015

The betrayal of the anti-austerity struggles of the Greek working class by the Syriza government is a strategic experience for the working class not only in Greece, but internationally.

Now in eBook format: The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

14 December 2015

North’s book defends historical materialism against contemporary anti-Marxist philosophical tendencies related to the Frankfurt School and postmodernism.

The Heritage We Defend is now available in e-pub format

8 December 2015

The Heritage We Defend, which reviews the political and theoretical disputes inside the Fourth International, is now available in e-pub form. It is essential reading for a new generation coming into struggle against capitalism.

Mehring Books holiday sale

24 November 2015

Mehring Books is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Sale. From now through January 4 we are offering discounts on new titles as well as a wide array of Marxist classics.

Mehring Verlag publishing house presents new book, Scholarship or War Propaganda? at Frankfurt Book Fair

By our correspondent, 27 October 2015

Scholarship or War Propaganda? deals with the political controversy at Humboldt University in Berlin over the critique of the positions of Professors Jörg Baberowski and Herfried Münkler in support of the return of German militarism.

Available from Mehring Books: Hurricane Katrina, social consequences and political lessons

27 August 2015

This pamphlet goes beyond the news accounts to uncover the deeper meaning of the destruction of an American city.

New from Mehring Verlag

Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2015

The World Socialist Web Site announces the upcoming publication of the German edition of Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Verlag.

Foreword to Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin's Humboldt University

By Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2015

The subject of this book goes well beyond the conflict at Berlin's Humboldt University. It is concerned with the relationship between scholarship and politics in a period of militarism, mounting international conflicts and growing social tensions.

Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

Part One

By David North, 21 July 2015

The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism.

Mehring Books launches May Day sale

1 May 2015

Mehring Books is launching a two-week sale in honor of May Day, the international day of working class solidarity, with almost all titles marked down between 10 and 50 percent.

On the anniversary of Lenin’s birth

Special offer from Mehring Books

16 April 2015

Sale on Tsar to Lenin and the Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

SEP pamphlet on US oil strike now available

12 March 2015

This pamphlet is vital reading to gain a deeper understanding of this significant movement of the working class in the heart of world capitalism. It contains articles reviewing the political lessons and historical background to the strike.

New pamphlet on police killings from Mehring Books

By Shannon Jones, 31 January 2015

The War Comes Home: Race, Class and Police Violence in America examines the connection between the growth of police violence and the expanding powers of the repressive military/intelligence apparatus.

The Sky Between the Leaves now available in eBook format

19 December 2014

This work by WSWS Arts and Culture Editor David Walsh is now available in ePub and Kindle formats. It is an important contribution to the study of Hollywood and global cinema and belongs in every Marxist library.

Special 36-hour sale for The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

12 December 2014

Sale begins at noon on Saturday, December 13. Be sure to take advantage of extra discount.

The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century now available in eBook format

3 December 2014

This book by David North is an essential addition to every Marxist library.

Mehring Books launches holiday sale

24 November 2014

Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles.

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.

Mehring Books Spring Sale

24 May 2014

Take advantage of steep discounts on sale bundles and individual titles.

David Walsh continues book tour at Cornell University

By our correspondents, 1 April 2014

WSWS arts editor David Walsh discussed problems of art, culture, and cinema at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on March 27.

Meetings at Leipzig Book Fair: The relevance of Trotsky’s Europe at War

By Peter Schwarz, 19 March 2014

Mehring Books held two meetings at the Leipzig Book Fair devoted to Leon Trotsky’s writings on the First World War and their relevance to current developments in Ukraine.

Mehring Books and SEP (Germany) hold two meetings at Leipzig Book Fair

13 March 2014

On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, Europe at War. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine.

A review of David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves from Uruguay

“The Permanent Revolution in film criticism”

By Marcelo Arias Souto, 19 February 2014

A comment on WSWS arts editor David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves, written by Marcelo Arias Souto from Uruguay.

New pamphlet on Detroit bankruptcy

Exposing the Bankers Conspiracy

For a Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

4 February 2014

This new SEP pamphlet examines the financial swindles behind the bankruptcy of Detroit.

Video: David Walsh discusses Sky Between the Leaves

23 January 2014

In this video, Andre Damon interviews World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh about the themes, content and political background of Walsh’s new book, Sky Between the Leaves.

Mehring Books Holiday Sale ends Monday

Hurry to take advantage of great savings

By Shannon Jones, 4 January 2014

Steep discounts on sale bundles and individual titles will end soon.

Special offer, WSWS Chronology now $12.00

18 December 2013

The WSWS Chronology is now available for online purchase at a reduced price.

Two days only: Sky Between the Leaves now $14.50

12 December 2013

At a special discount price, and with free shipping in the US, this a great opportunity to purchase extra copies for the holidays.

Just published!

David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves

22 November 2013

A unique collection of writings on film by David Walsh, arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available through mehring.com.

Now available at Mehring online

Socialism, Historical Truth and the Crisis of Political Thought in the United States

7 November 2013

This pamphlet, by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North, looks at the causes of the present debased state of intellectual life in the United States.

eBook versions of second edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky now available

29 October 2013

The new expanded edition is now available in epub and pdf formats.

New SEP pamphlet available at Mehring online

Hegel, Marx, Engels and the Origins of Marxism

21 October 2013

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that the pamphlet Hegel, Marx, Engels and the Origins of Marxism by David North is now available for online purchase.

New SEP pamphlet available at Mehring Books

The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit

8 October 2013

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new Socialist Equality Party pamphlet, The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit, by David Walsh and Joe Kishore.

New, expanded edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky now available

10 July 2013

This edition, which contains four new chapters, answers attacks on Trotsky’s life and work by three British historians.

New pamphlet on 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation

9 May 2013

A new pamphlet from Mehring Books demonstrates that the significance of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation continues to reverberate to this day.

Mehring Books Spring Sale ends Saturday

13 April 2013

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the launch of a one-week Spring Sale. We are offering discounts of up to 50 percent on a wide range of titles. Take advantage of this sale to build up your Marxist library or introduce your friends to socialism.

Into the Maelstrom: The Invasion of Iraq and the Crisis of American Imperialism

New pamphlet available from Mehring Books

28 March 2013

This pamphlet contains three major statements from the World Socialist Web Site on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including two essays by David North.

New from Mehring Books

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

18 January 2013

This report by David North was delivered at the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party.

New from Mehring Books

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

17 January 2013

This report by David North was delivered at the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party.

Tsar to Lenin premiered in Berlin

By Elizabeth Zimmermann, 20 December 2012

An audience of well over a hundred attended the first public screening in Germany of the film Tsar to Lenin in Berlin last Saturday.

One-day sale – get 50 percent off Tsar to Lenin DVD

18 December 2012

Take advantage of special one-day savings of 50 percent on Tsar to Lenin DVD.

Holiday savings from Mehring Books

23 November 2012

The Mehring Books holiday sale is an ideal opportunity to build your Marxist library and introduce friends and family to the history, theory and politics of the socialist movement.

Sri Lankan historical document now available at Mehring online

14 August 2012

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is now available at Mehring online.

New from Mehring Books

Yakhot’s history of early Soviet philosophy

19 June 2012

Yehoshua Yakhot’s The Suppression of Philosophy in the USSR (The 1920s & 1930s) is essential reading for an understanding of the counter-revolutionary role of Stalinism and its devastating impact on every aspect of Soviet thought.

In Defense of Leon Trotsky now available in multiple eBook formats

10 April 2012

In Defense of Leon Trotsky, by David North, is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Russian Revolution and the essential role of Leon Trotsky in the 20th Century.

Mehring Publishers presents two new photo documentary books at Leipzig Book Fair

By Wolfgang Weber, 30 March 2012

Mehring Publishers presented two new outstanding photo documentary books at the recent Leipzig Book Fair—Building the Revolution, dealing with architecture in the early Soviet Union, and Russian Revolutionary Posters by David King.

Mehring Books offers more titles in digital format

1 February 2012

Pamphlets and books are now available in pdf format on a number of topics, with prices starting at less than $2.

The Economic Crisis and the Return of History

New Pamphlet from Mehring Books

29 December 2011

Mehring Books announces the publication in both print and pdf ebook format of The Economic Crisis and the Return of History, a collection of essays by World Socialist Web Site Chairman David North.

Mehring Books launches holiday sale

1 December 2011

This year dozens of titles and sale bundles are discounted at savings ranging from 10 to 50 percent.

Now available in pamphlet form

Thirty years since the PATCO strike

1 September 2011

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that the print version of Thirty Years Since the PATCO Strike is available for online purchase.

Mehring Books announces spring sale

10 May 2011

Mehring Books’ Spring Sale runs from today, May 10, through May 31. We are offering discounts of up to 50 percent on a wide range of individual titles and sale bundles. Take advantage of our many discounted items to add to your Marxist library.

Important new work on historical foundations of Socialist Equality Party (Germany) now available in English

6 May 2011

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that the English version of The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit is now available for purchase online.

Witnesses to Permanent Revolution

Advance order your copy today

18 March 2011

For a limited time, Mehring Books will continue taking advance orders for the new paperback edition of Witnesses to Permanent Revolution at a special discounted price.

The American Student Loan Racket

10 January 2011

This new pamphlet from the International Students for Social Equality Print Series is now available from Mehring Books.

Holiday sale extended to January 10

31 December 2010

Steeply discounted prices on many popular titles will stay in effect through January 10.

Leon Trotsky’s Literature and Revolution now available

28 December 2010

Mehring Books is pleased to make Literature and Revolution by Leon Trotsky available to readers of the World Socialist Web Site.

Red Star Over Russia by David King wins Banister Fletcher Award

24 December 2010

The photo-documentary book Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union by David King is the winner of this year’s prestigious Authors’ Club Banister Fletcher Award.

Mehring Books holiday sale

Give the gift of the WSWS

18 December 2010

Save $10 on a one-year subscription to WSWS Perspectives when you purchase by December 25.

Mehring Books holiday sale

Featured book bundle: Selected Works of Trotsky

13 December 2010

Mehring Books has put together 11 bundles of Marxist literature, to provide you with a great holiday gift or a significant addition to your own library at considerable savings.

Mehring Books holiday sale!

26 November 2010

Dozens of titles and book bundles are now on sale for the holiday season at Mehring Books.

New pamphlet from Mehring Books

The Detroit Symphony strike and the defense of culture in the US

23 November 2010

Mehring Books is publishing a talk given by David Walsh, WSWS arts editor, on the social and historical significance of the strike by DSO musicians.

New preview feature on Mehring Books

20 April 2009

Mehring Books, the English-language publisher associated with the ICFI, today launches a new feature allowing readers to preview the text of selected works.