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Fur flies over Lenin

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)

Supplement: Biography of a sister slogan

05 Apr 2018

The demand for the ‘publication of the secret treaties’, which represented a key turning point in support for the Bolsheviks, predated the April theses by several weeks, writes Lars T Lih. This is the seventh and concluding part of the series, ‘All power to the soviets!’

Walking the tightrope

22 Mar 2018

Jim Creegan looks at the quandary posed by Jacobin magazine and the new DSA

The potato revolution

14 Dec 2017

Russia’s revolution had a huge impact on the working class in Sweden. Labour historian Håkan Blomqvist examines the events of 1917

Art of revolution

30 Nov 2017

Chris Knight discusses the significance of Leon Trotsky’s Lessons of October and the implications in the event of a Corbyn-led Labour government

Putting the record straight

09 Nov 2017

Over the course of this centenary year we have featured a range of different authors giving their evaluation of Bolshevism and the role of Lenin. Jack Conrad argues that those who still insist on claiming that there was some kind of programmatic break in April 1917 are, for their own particular reasons, desperate to defend a radically false version of history

Marx, Lenin and 1917

09 Nov 2017

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

The character of the Russian Revolution

03 Nov 2017

This article by Lev Trotsky was first published in August 1917 as part 5 of his pamphlet What next?

Supplement: Trotsky 1917 vs Trotsky 1924

02 Nov 2017

Did the Bolsheviks believe the Russian Revolution to be ‘bourgeois-democratic’ or ‘socialist’? asks Lars T Lih in part 6 of his series, ‘All power to the soviets!’

Supplement: The Bolsheviks & socialist revolution

26 Oct 2017

Did Lenin’s April theses amount to ‘rearming the party’? Paul Le Blanc argues that the contributions of Lars T Lih and Eric Blanc do not tell the whole story

Party’s Sunday best

19 Oct 2017

The Sunday Worker reached a circulation of 100,000. And, far from shunning argument, it encouraged different leftwing viewpoints, says Lawrence Parker

Triumph of ‘revolutionary parliamentarism’

12 Oct 2017

Elections - as a means, not an end - were central to Lenin’s strategic thinking, argued August Nimtz in his concluding talk at the CPGB’s Communist University1

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