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Dead Russians

Not social democracy

27 Sep 2018

Jack Conrad argues that the SACP is best understood in terms of ‘official communism’ and a tradition that dates back to the 7th Congress of Comintern

The place of the Soviet Union in history

16 Aug 2018

The USSR was neither a new type of capitalism nor a 'degenerate' socialism, but a freakish new social system, argues Jack Conrad

Into the swamp

12 Jul 2018

Review of Yuri Slezkine's 'The house of government: a saga of the Russian Revolution'. Princeton University Press, 2017, pp1096, £30

Trotskyism and May 1968

14 Jun 2018

It was the role of Stalinism that prevented revolution, insists Rex Dunn

From the mouths of the women

29 Mar 2018

Rex Dunn reviews Svetlana Alexievich The unwomanly face of war Penguin Classics, 2017, pp351, £12.99

Zuma on the brink

08 Feb 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa now looks set to become president a year earlier than scheduled, writes Peter Manson

In the footsteps of Lenin

21 Sep 2017

The official CPGB’s leading theoretician, Rajani Palme Dutt, followed the example of Lenin when assessing the reputation of Karl Kautsky, writes Lawrence Parker

Where next for the ANC?

14 Sep 2017

Are there hopeful signs amidst the poverty and corruption? South African socialist, author and journalist Terry Bell addressed a London Communist Forum on September 10

Apologists for mass murder

07 Sep 2017

The Morning Star is still in denial about the Marikana massacre, writes Peter Manson

Supplement: The birth of a new system

10 Aug 2017

As well as celebrating the Russian Revolution, says Jack Conrad, we should never forget the counterrevolution

Supplement: Thirteen to two?

27 Jul 2017

Did the Petrograd Bolsheviks overwhelmingly reject Lenin’s April theses when they were first proposed? The records show otherwise, argues Lars T Lih

Under pressure to stand

20 Jul 2017

While the SACP has finally agreed to contest elections independently, writes Peter Manson, its leadership is still fully committed to class collaboration

Sectarianism and secession

25 May 2017

Programmatically weak politics only helped reinforce the CPGB’s ultimate sectarianism after its re-entry into the Labour Party in the late 1930s, writes Lawrence Parker

Up close and personal

18 May 2017

The CPGB’s mass entry work in the Labour Party in the late 1930s has been partially obscured by delusions associated with popular frontism, writes Lawrence Parker

Mayakovsky and the avant garde

09 Mar 2017

What was the truth about Soviet art? Rex Dunn looks at the real reasons behind its decay

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