Here are some recommended readings. I may post some excerpts later but not right now. The first listing is what set me on the course of understanding Marxism theoretically and the second dispels a lot of exaggerations and false characterizations of Marx. I always had an idea of what Marxist theory was, but now I understand it much deeper than before Free Media Productions existed.
This is a book I started reading around 2009.
When attempting to understand Marx, it is not particularly helpful to read information that is not particularly important. This is high quality material that was custom selected and compiled into a section on Marx. To view this material, read pages 155 through 180. The intro by Michael Curtis makes some good points, but take it with a grain of salt. Notice how Engels praises Darwin in his intro to the Communist Manifesto and compares Marx to Darwin. People who say that Marxism is anti-Darwin are not correct. Also notice how Marx discusses modes of production and the negative consequences associated with various modes of production.
The Enduring Questions : Traditional and Contemporary Voices by Jerry H. Gill
This was a Philosophy book I had in college (I aced the class).
Read pages 526 and 527 where Jerry H. Gill comments about Marxism and dispels a lot of myths. Near the end he makes some appeals to “human rights.” I am not saying to listen to that part!