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Mastering the Mysteries of Diplomacy: Karl Marx as International Theorist
Socialist Studies/Études Socialistes
The field of international relations is one of few corners of the social sciences in which it has been relatively easy to avoid an encounter with Karl Marx and Marxist thought. Arguably, the reverse has also been true. Whatever the reasons for that mutual ambivalence, this essay claims Marx as a serious theorist of the international, not just a pamphleteer or tactician. It does so primarily by rereading his response to the suppression of the Paris Commune, The Civil War in France. Marx's essay,doi:10.18740/s4vp8j fatcat:75p2oysqmjgwvlbwl436v32nk4