New Pathfinder 2021 brochure presents arsenal for workers

By Jim Altenberg
October 26, 2020

Pathfinder Press has just released new 2021 promotional brochures in both English and Spanish. These attractive “mini-catalogues” highlight Pathfinder’s newest titles, along with many others in the publishers’ arsenal needed by working people today to understand and act in the face of capitalism’s economic, social and moral crisis.

Of particular note are a new edition of Abram Leon’s The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation, which takes up the historical development and continuing challenge of Jew-hatred today as well as the working-class road to resolve it once and for all; and Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa, which tells the story of Cuban volunteer medical personnel whose work was crucial in eradicating the deadly 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It describes how their internationalist solidarity was grounded in the political and moral values of Cuba’s socialist revolution. 

These and almost all of Pathfinder’s titles are enhanced with timely introductions, maps, glossaries, indexes, and many helpful photos and illustrations.

The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party and Tribunes of the People and the Trade Unions are also featured in the new brochures. These two books, along with Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power, all by Socialist Workers Party National Secretary Jack Barnes, take up building a revolutionary party that is working class in program, composition and action. Also prominent in the 2021 brochure are Farrell Dobbs’ four-volume series on how workers in the Midwest built a powerful fighting Teamsters union movement in the 1930s; Cosmetics, Fashions and the Exploitation of Women, which describes the working-class road to women’s emancipation; speeches by Malcolm X and Burkina Faso revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara; titles on the Bolshevik and Cuban revolutions and much more.

The new brochures will be an invaluable tool to introduce these political weapons to working people at their doorsteps, protest actions and strike picket lines. Pathfinder sales volunteers, who win orders for these books from bookstores and libraries, are already making plans to use the brochure to get out to customers across North America. 

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