Alienation, Spectacle, and Revolution



Alienation, Spectacle, and Revolution

A critical Marxist essay
by Neil Faulkner

ISBN 978-0-902869-35-6 (print)
e-ISBN 978-0-902869-34-9 (e-book)

RRP: £6, $8, AU$12 (print)
e-RRP: £3, £4, AU$6 (e-book)
136 pages; 108x178mm.
Publication date: December 2021




The fast-accelerating world crisis is driving us towards barbarism and extinction. The capitalist system means ecological and social collapse. Mainstream politics, embedded in the system, has been reduced to irrelevance. Revolution has become an existential imperative. This book offers critical Marxist thinking about the nature of the crisis and what must be done to turn mass protest into the revolutionary transformation on which our survival depends.


  • Stasis
  • Spectacle
  • Creeping Fascism and Global Police State
  • Corporate Power and Capital Accumulation
  • The Commons
  • The Democracy
  • Revolution from Below

Neil Faulkner is a writer, political theorist, revolutionary activist, and leading member of Anti*Capitalist Resistance. His books include A Radical History of the World (Pluto, 2018), A People’s History of the Russian Revolution (Pluto, 2017), Creeping Fascism: what it is and how to fight it (Public Reading Rooms, 2017), and System Crash: an activist guide to the coming democratic revolution (Resistance Books, 2021).