Robin Blick, author of The Seeds of Evil: Lenin and the origins of Bolshevik elitism, replies to Al Richardson's review of his book in Socialist Organiser no. 615, and Martin Thomas replies to Alan Johnson on the issue of Marxists, parliamentary democracy and workers' councils.
“Without democracy there can be no socialism and without a socialist society, there can be no real and complete democracy.”
Up until the recent student protests, sociologists would moan about “apathetic youth”: they were “selfish” and “uninterested” in the world. How much of this was “apathy” and how much an understandable reaction to a world where mainstream politics seems boring and irrelevant?
An assessment of the leading thinker of post-Trotsky "orthodox Trotskyism", the "Fourth International".
Review of Noel Castree and others, The point is to change it: geographies of hope and survival in an age of crisis (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell).
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.
Dear Cliff: The present nightmarish reawakening of the furies of Judeophobia in Eastern Europe demands of honest socialists whose commitment to the destruction of Israel puts them in an attitude of comprehensive hostility to all but a handful of the Jews alive in the world today that they look at their own political features in the mirror of these events.