Conscious planning

Howard Roak reflects on this year's Summer Offensive - our annual two-month-long fundraising campaign - and offers a suggestion or two for next year

Our comrades will be discussing these questions when they gather for the next Party aggregate on September 9. I want to use this final SO column of mine to flag up some of the issues I think need to be chewed over by that meeting. Also, I will suggest ways in which the obvious weaknesses the campaign has revealed can be addressed and, I am confident, overcome.

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Letters

Stereotypes; Cuts no ice; Class of 2006; SSP analysis; Quite useful; Win some, lose some; Better bet; Open road; End of the line?; Federal solution; Well done, Jack!; Religion

Origins of 'Leninism'

Mike Macnair reviews Lars T Lih's Lenin rediscovered: What is to be done? in context Brill, 2006, pp867, €129

Popular nails in the 'official' coffin

Lawrence Parker reviews Kevin Morgan's Bolshevism and the British left part 1: 'Labour legends and Russian gold', Lawrence and Wishart, 2006, pp320, £18.99

Solidarity and sex

The first human revolution was led by women, argues Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group

McCombes or Sheridan, the problem is still nationalism

Peter Manson comments on the split of the Scottish Socialist Party

Scientific socialism, not 'follow my leader'

Mary Godwin reports from the Communist University, which took place from August 12-19 in south London

The determination of revolution

Jack Conrad discusses strategy and contrasts Scottish national socialism with the communist demand for national self-determination

Conscious planning

Howard Roak reflects on this year's Summer Offensive - our annual two-month-long fundraising campaign - and offers a suggestion or two for next year

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