Marxist Theory

ATOMIC ENERGY: for Barbarism or Socialism? A Socialist Manifesto From the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Author: 
THE EDITORS OF LABOR ACTION

"The impact of the bomb was so terrific that prac-
tically all living things, human and animal, were liter-
ally seared to death by the tremendous heat and pres-
sure engendered by the blast."

The German workers' revolution of 1918/19 and why it was defeated

Author: 
Stan Crooke

In January 1919 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the two most prominent leaders of the German revolutionary movement, were savagely murdered in Berlin.

The SWP and the Iran-Iraq war: the sudden shift to super-anti-imperialism

Author: 
Clive Bradley

In 1988 the SWP suddenly became very 'anti-imperialist'. It became a loud cheerleader for what it sees as progressive or revolutionary nationalisms.

Reclaiming Trotskyist history: introduction to Shachtman's Where is the petty-bourgeois opposition?

Author: 
Sean Matgamna

George Santanyana’s aphorism, “Those who do not learn from history are likely to repeat it”, is not less true for having become a cliché. And those who do not know their own history cannot learn from it.

1940: Max Shachtman's reply to Leon Trotsky - A “petty bourgeois” opposition?

Author: 
Max Shachtman, CLR James, Martin Abern, etc. (The SWP Political Committee minority, 1940.)

Where Is the Petty Bourgeois Opposition? A Repeated Challenge Remains Unanswered.