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Fur flies over Lenin

22 Mar 2012

What has the debate over 1912 got to do with current communist practice? James Turley answers the philistines

Break with managerialism

29 Oct 2020

Martin Thomas’s response to Neil Faulkner misuses history to defend the bankrupt model of confessional sects, argues Mike Macnair

Zinoviev in Halle

15 Oct 2020

To mark the centenary of the pivotal Halle congress of the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany on October 20 1920, Ben Lewis looks at the lead-up to and consequences of Grigory Zinoviev’s marathon four-hour speech

Tall tales of 1912

10 Sep 2020

Stalin’s later version of the famous Prague conference of the RSDLP is a parody of his own views at the time, writes Lawrence Parker

The centrality of hegemony

07 May 2020

150 years after his birth, how to evaluate Lenin and his ideas? Lars T Lih emphasises his consistency

October shakes the British left

13 Feb 2020

William Sarsfield opens his series on the founding of the CPGB 100 years ago

World revolution had arrived

28 Nov 2019

This article is based on a talk given by James Harvey to Communist University 2019.

Prophet and poet of Russian Revolution

25 Apr 2019

Chris Knight looks at the legacy of Velimir Khlebnikov. This is an edited transcript of a talk given to Communist University 2018

Socialism and the national question

17 Jan 2019

Genuine liberation for Palestinians and Israelis alike must be seen in the context of an Arab and global revolution, argues David Markovich

Marxism versus holy script

10 Jan 2019

There are those on the left who still insist, for their own peculiar reasons, on getting the history of Bolshevism and the Russian Revolution radically wrong. Jack Conrad replies to Jim Creegan

The will to liberate

10 Jan 2019

Neglect of the woman question in the early Soviet republic was not the result of isolation and economic backwardness, argues Anne McShane

Different perspectives, different objectives

20 Dec 2018

Both Lars T Lih and Jack Conrad are wrong when it comes to the history of Bolshevism, argues Jim Creegan

Revolutionary Germany: how did the right of the left react?

08 Nov 2018

On November 9 1918, the kaiser abdicated and Germany became a republic. One hundred years later, we publish - thanks to Ben Lewis’s translation - abridged passages from the rightwing social democratic leader, Philipp Scheidemann

The Bolsheviks and democracy

01 Nov 2018

Jim Creegan rides to the defence of Trotsky’s Lessons of October

The National Left-Wing Movement: a lost legacy of the 1920s

18 Oct 2018

Lawrence Parker spoke about his book ‘Communists and Labour - The National Left-Wing Movement 1925-1929’ at Communist University 2018. This is an edited version of his talk

Supplement appendix: March 1917 Pravda editorials on the war

05 Apr 2018

L Kamenev, ‘Without secret diplomacy’ (March 15 1917) and J Stalin, ‘On the war’ (March 16 1917)

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