This positive exposition of the role of a Marxist “Fighting Educationalist Group” in the class struggle and in the transformation of existing labour movements, was written against three comrades who left AWL to join Labour Briefing and sank into Labour Party routinism. They were influenced by the polemics of Hal Draper against what he called the “micro-sect” form of organisation.
[Note: Evno Azef was head of the military section of the Socialist Revolutionary Party.
“To forget is counter-revolutionary.”
– OSKAR KANEHL.
“If our resolution does not foresee any specific method of action for the vast diversity of eventualities,” said Jean Jaurès in urging the adoption of the famous anti-war resolution of the Second International at its special conference in Basel on November 24, 1912, “neither does it exclude any. It serves notice upon the governments, and it draws their attention clearly to the fact that [by war] they would easily create a revolutionary situation, yes, the most revolutionary situation imaginable.”
Between 1898 and World War One, Marxists keenly debated imperialism. For decades almost the only living legacy of that debate was in various interpretations of Lenin's pamphlet of 1916, "Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism".
At the Second Congress of the Communist International, in the debate on the national and colonial question, just after his book Imperialism had been translated into German and French, Lenin warned del
“It is the same with the policy of Social Democracy as with any other: if you do not move forwards, you go backwards.
The question of the relationship of tradition and party policy is far from simple, especially in our epoch.
I. IF HITLER WINS – PERSPECTIVE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION