The Marxism of Che Guevara

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The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, and Revolutionary Warfare is a book by Michael Löwy. It is a short work addressing the political, ethical and economic components of Ernesto Guevara's thinking.

First published in French as La pensée de “Che” Guevara in 1970; it was translated by Brian Pearce and published by Monthly Review Press (New York, NY and London) in 1973 as a 127-page hardcover (ISBN 0-85345-274-1).


Encyclopædia Britannica described it as "a short but lucid introduction to Guevara's ideas" [1].


  • Introduction: Che's theoretical contribution
  • Part I: Che's philosophy
  1. Che and Marxism
  2. The revolution is made by men
  3. The new man
  4. Humanist values
  • Part II: Che's economic ideas
  • Introduction
  1. Productive forces and production relations
  2. The law of value and socialist planning
  3. The budgetary system of finance
  4. Material and moral incentives
  5. Voluntary labor and communism
  • Part III: Revolutionary warfare
  • Introduction
  1. Sociology of the revolution
  2. Guerrilla warfare
  3. The general strike
  4. The world revolution
  • Part IV: Guevarism today
  • Appendix: Che's reading
  • Bibliography

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