Marxism and Stalinism

The Fourth International was proclaimed 75 years ago, after a 15-year struggle against Stalinism.


Just as the main body of the
Communist International came
out of the Second International,
so the roots of the Fourth Inter-
national are to be traced to the
beginnings of the crisis in the

March 1939: Stalin offers an olive branch to Hitler

Max Shachtman

The text of Stalin’s report to the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is as yet available only in abridged form and there has not, at this writing, been enough time to give the report the detailed and thoroughgoing analysis it merits.