WW archiveIssue 1005
10 April 2014
The 'new era of war and revolution'
Did the outbreak of World War I cause Lenin to break with the ‘Marxism of the Second International’? In this extract from his contribution to a book to be published later this year, Lars T Lih argues that the opposite was the case
In October 1914, shortly after the outbreak of World War I, Lenin wrote to his associate, Aleksandr Shliapnikov: “I hate and despise Kautsky now more than anyone, with his vile, dirty, self-satisfied hypocrisy.” This pungent summation of Lenin’s attitude toward Kautsky - an attitude that remained unchanged for the rest of Lenin’s life - is often cited.
LU hot water; Benn's send off; Lifelines; Even greater; Fruitful
Freedom is just another word for increased statisation, writes Christina Black
Maria Miller and Nick Clegg suffer for the benefit of reactionary media moguls, writes Paul Demarty
A Unite-PCS merger is on the cards. PCS militant Dave Vincent examines the options
No2EU represents a regressive form of left nationalism, writes Peter Manson
Hollande’s electoral humiliation at the hands of the right shows the necessity of independent working class politics, argues Eddie Ford
Harry Paterson Look back in anger: the miners’ strike in Nottinghamshire 30 years on Five Leaves Publishing, 2014, pp298, £9.99
On the eve of the Critique conference Hillel Ticktin points to questions that need to be tackled
Robbie Rix is pleased to hear from some online readers in this week's Fighting Fund