PolyluxMarx: A guide to reading Karl Marx's 'Capital'

April 14, 2014 -- PolyluxMarx -- For several years now, people have been starting to dust off Marx and return to his analysis of society. This is mainly due to the social turmoil in global capitalism, weaknesses in prevailing explanations of economic relationships and the harrowing crises the world has faced since the 1990s.

In particular, a younger generation of readers – untainted by former ideological battles – is starting to read Capital. Whether in universities, educational institutions, unions or in their own living rooms, small groups are discussing Marx’s critique of political economy.

This is exactly what PolyluxMarx aims to support. This website provides a collection of annotated PowerPoint slides that illustrate the central arguments from Capital. We also use concise introductory texts and notes on methodology and learning to make Capital easier to read.

You can download all of the PowerPoint slides available (links also below) and download the entire book, which contains explanatory texts, detailed instructions and notes for working with the material.

More information about courses in reading Capital and about the critique of political economy is available at: http://www.das-kapital-lesen.de.

PolyluxMarx was created as part of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s work in political education.


The PowerPoint slides can be downloaded here. Unlike the book, the slides available for download are animated. However, the animations are not available in preview mode. In other words, although the book cannot dance by itself – it is aimed at making petrified social relations dance.

At the same time, along with the PowerPoint slides, the book also contains explanatory texts, a detailed instruction manual and instructions for working with the material.