Marxism and Stalinism

The two Trotskyisms during World War 2: Workers' Liberty 3/48

Tracing the development of "two Trotskyisms" from the 1940 split to the 1944 polemic between Harry Braverman and Max Shachtman.

Tracing the development of "two Trotskyisms" through from the 1940 split to the 1944 polemic between Harry Braverman and Max Shachtman.

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The pagination in the pdf is correct, but, by a mishap, the pages of the printed version of Workers' Liberty 3/48, as a pull-out in Solidarity 347, are in the wrong order. Our apologies to readers.

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Germany 1953: Workers rise against Stalinist rule. Workers' Liberty 3/40:

Sixty years ago, in June 1953, workers revolted against Stalinist rule in East Germany. We republish here analysis of the uprising by the “Third Camp” Trotskyists of the Independent Socialist League.

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Editorials - March 1995

Editorial comments on the ongoing influence of Stalinism in the British labour movement, the need for a campaign to defend the welfare state, and calling for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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The lessons of Stalinism

WL 3/29

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Hal Draper and others

How Marxists registered and learned from - or failed to register and learn from - the great expansion of Stalinism after World War Two. Click here to download pdf.


How Marxists registered and learned from - or failed to register and learn from - the great expansion of Stalinism after World War Two.

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Workers' Liberty 3/11: 1917 - revolution for freedom and equality

The Russian Revolution, the Stalinist counter-revolution, and the working class (Analyses from Labor Action and The New International, 1942 to 1957)
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"State capitalist" or "totalitarian state economy"

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R L Worrall and Rudolf Hilferding

A debate on the nature of Stalin's USSR in 1939-40 between R L Worrall (a British Trotskyist) and Rudolf Hilferding (author of the classic "Finance Capital", and later a leading Social Democrat).

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A debate on the nature of Stalin's USSR in 1939-40 between R L Worrall (a British Trotskyist) and Rudolf Hilferding (author of the classic "Finance Capital", and later a leading Social Democrat).

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Another day: When Mussolini Hailed Stalin as a Fascist

Benito Mussolini addressed to Joseph Stalin last week the felicitations of one butcher to another. He wrote in his own paper, Popolo d'ltalia, that Stalin "had become a Fascist" and, in effect, that Stalin was doing more than any other to destroy the faith of the workers of the world in the Communist Movement.

Italian dictator Mussolini thanks Stalin for his purge of the last Old Bolsheviks and hails him as a fascist.

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