Marc Mulholland

Latest articles by Marc Mulholland

Distrust your government

What should the communist position be on defence of existing states, national self-determination and war? Marc Mulholland based his talk to Communist University Spring 2024 on this study

Dictating to power

Marc Mulholland discusses the importance of the vote, the inadequacies of taxing the rich and why the path to working class power lies through extreme democracy

A tale of two phrases

What did Marx mean by the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’? Marc Mulholland thinks the answer is closely bound up with ‘permanent revolution’

A conservative revolution

National sovereignty crystalised Gaelicism and late Victorian mores. Marc Mulholland argues, in his second article, that there was no transformation of popular consciousness

Socialism, nationalism and Ireland

Before and during the Second International there were many different approaches to the questions of socialism and nationalism. In Ireland James Connolly banked on nationalists taking a positive attitude towards the cause of labour. In his next article Marc Mulholland will look at Ireland’s conservative revolution

Overcoming group identity

Marc Mulholland evaluates Karl Kautsky’s thesis on the nomadic origin of classes and the state

A new beginning?

Marcel van der Linden examines the state of the global labour movement

From Postgate to Barthélemy

Marc Mulholland tells the story of a French revolutionary hanged for murder in London in 1855

Marx, Lenin and 1917

Was it possible, asks Marc Mulholland, for a bourgeois revolution to end in socialism?

The enigma of Kautsky

Karl Kautsky saw the wage-earning working class as the social power that would bring about the end of capitalism, writes Marc Mulholland. But he refused to romanticise the proletariat

Bernstein’s assault on ‘orthodoxy’

Marc Mulholland examines the revisionist attack on class politics and the three most important responses. Clearly this dispute was about more than ‘reform’ versus ‘revolution’

The problem of unequal abilities

Should socialists aim to offer incentives to the ‘gifted and talented’? Marc Mulholland looks at how the question has been dealt with historically