Marxism and Stalinism
Who was the Jimmy Reid who died in August of this year? What, if any, was his political legacy? And why was he the object of such outpourings of posthumous praise from even right-wing political commentators?
The economic crisis has shaken the tremendous mystique which the world capitalist system had built in the two decades since the collapse of European and Russian Stalinism.
“Thus has been the story of mankind; to struggle to overcome the laws of nature; to struggle to dominate nature and have it serve mankind.” (1966)
“For the purpose of attaining freedom in the world of nature, man must use natural science to understand, conquer and change nature and thus attain freedom from nature.”
The AWL argues that Stalinism was responsible for an epochal defeat of the global working class.
By Sean Matgamna
It is 70 years since one of the greatest figures in the history of the socialist movement was assassinated.
A. According to the story in circulation in "academic folklore" as well as in accounts repeated for political generations by Trotskyist militants, in 1939-40 the Trotskyist movement debated the “class nature” of Stalinist Russia.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Among comrade Trotsky’s archives were found a rough draft and fragmentary notes which we now publish in the form of an unfinished article.
- Introduction: Revolution and Betrayal in Spain
- Spain by WH Auden
- The Spanish Revolution and Those Who Killed It: a Chronology
- Trotsky: A "Diary" of The Spanish Revolution and the Civil War 19936-39
- Workers' Control in the Spanish Revolution 1936-7
- How the Stalinists Killed Workers' Control in the Spanish Revolution
- Issues in the 1936-7 Spanish Revolution
- Spain 1936-7: A Study in Workers Power
- Marxism and Anarchism
- Hobsbawm's Miserable Apology for Stalinism
- The Spanish Revolution
- George Orwell: Eyewithness in Barcelona: 1936-37: With the International Brigade
- The Scottish Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
- Anarchists Massacred in Barcelona
- The Lessons of Spain: The Last Warning - Leon Trotsky (1937)
- The Tragedy of Spain - Leon Trotsky (19399)
- Once gain on the Causes of the Defeat in Spain - Leon Trotsky (1939)
- The Class, the Party and the Leadership": Why Was the Spanish Proletariat Defeated? - Leon Trotsky
- Trotsky: Stalinism and Bolshevism
- George Orwell the man Who Told the Left Unpalatable Truths
- George Orwell, 1903-2003: part 1
- George Orwell, 1903-2003: part 2