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Reason in revolt

19 Jan 2017

Lawrence Parker reviews: Paul Flewers and John McIlroy (editors) 1956: John Saville, EP Thompson and The Reasoner Merlin Press, 2016, pp450, £20.

An icon, but not a model

01 Dec 2016

Revolutionary, dictator - or both? Paul Demarty remembers Fidel Castro

No sense of tradition

03 Nov 2016

Attempts to use the history of the Communist Party of Great Britain to back up Robert Griffiths’ stance on the Labour Party are farcical, writes Lawrence Parker

Blundering ineptitude

16 Jun 2016

There are furious objections to the Morning Star giving Ken Livingstone a regular column. Peter Manson reports

Curious delay and publication switch

16 Jun 2016

Rexx Dunn reviews: 'Victor Serge and Natalia Sedova Trotsky The life and death of Leon Trotsky', Haymarket Books, 2016, pp396, £12.99

Too close for comfort

19 May 2016

The errors of the CPGB in relation to the 1924 minority Labour government were deeply rooted in the political physiognomy of the early Comintern, argues Lawrence Parker

Not a lot has changed

28 Jan 2016

Rex Dunn reviews: Hamid Ismailov The underground Restless Books, 2015, pp279, £10.99

This charming man

07 May 2015

Ben Macintyre A spy among friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal Bloomsbury, 2014, pp354, £18

Jack Collins: We could swamp them

30 Oct 2014

In 1984 The Leninist interviewed Jack Collins, area secretary of Kent NUM who went on to become disillusioned with the CPGB leadership

Branson’s pickle

30 Oct 2014

Noreen Branson History of the Communist Party of Great Britain 1927-1941 Lawrence and Wishart, 2014, pp376, £17.99; and History of the Communist Party of Great Britain 1941-1951 Lawrence and Wishart, 1997, pp262, £14.99

Lech Wałęsa and Thatcher, the wise and brave woman

23 Oct 2014

While The Leninist's critique of Stalinism was still developing, it had no hesitation in calling the export of Polish coal to Britain during the miner's strike a scab act.

Italy: New attack on workers’ rights

09 Oct 2014

The former ‘official communists’ are being dragged further and further to the right, observes Toby Abse

An unintentional exposé

02 Oct 2014

Tariq Ali (editor) The Stalinist legacy: its impact on 20th century world politics Haymarket, 2013, pp551, £15.99

SACP plumbs the depths

17 Apr 2014

While the ANC continues to lose support, writes Peter Manson, it still faces no viable opposition from the working class

South Africa: Official ‘communists’ split unions

20 Feb 2014

It is impossible to overstate the crisis facing the SACP, writes Peter Manson