2018 day schools: Marxism, national questions, and nationalisms

Submitted by martin on 25 December, 2017 - 8:18
Lenin on the national question

Marxism, national questions, and nationalisms

Agenda and reading for day schools, 2018

1. Basics from our tradition: the Marxist debates on the national question before 1914

2. How Orthodox Trotskyism skewed the tradition

4. Ireland

5. Israel-Palestine

6. Catalonia and the "Norwegian way"

Reading:

Trotsky's summary of the Bolsheviks and pre-1914 socialist debates on the national question - http://www.workersliberty.org/node/30022

Lenin - The Right of Nations to Self-Determination (1913: his longest summing-up text on the issue) - http://www.workersliberty.org/node/14438

Two Nations, Two States (Workers' Liberty pamphlet)

Summary on Ireland - http://www.workersliberty.org/node/19627

General summary on national question (written for New Politics) - http://www.workersliberty.org/node/17100

The Left in Disarray, especially pp.149-93

Catalonia - http://www.workersliberty.org/node/31921