Thursday, 24 October , 2019

October Revolution

The Soviet Century by Moshe Lewin

The senior historian of the Soviet Union presents a powerful and original analysis of the warring between Lenin and Stalin and the collapse of...

Lenin’s Last Struggle

“Lenin’s Last Struggle” recounts a losing campaign against the emerging Stalin By Gary Bono January 22, 2016 I have previously written about the excellent and informative book,...

Forged by revolution: a day in the life of Russia –...

On 7 November 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia. Exactly 100 years on, the Moscow Times asked its readers to take a photograph...

Lenin and Keynes

HISTORICAL EXPERIMENTS Two dissimilar men with different goals can still have a lot in common, writes Prabhat Patnaik At first sight no two persons could have...

Lenin and World Revolution

Lenin and world revolution Volume II Review by Paul D'Amato Lenin’s Political Thought: Theory and Practice in the Democratic and Socialist Movement By Neil Harding Review of Vol. 2 THE SECOND...

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

A POPULAR OUTLINE Written: January-June, 1916 Contents PREFACE  187 PREFACE TO THE FRENCH AND GERMAN EDITIONS  189 I. CONCENTRATION OF PRODUCTION AND MONOPOLIES  196 II. BANKS AND THEIR NEW...

The Russian Revolution: A Verso Reading List

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution we look back at the events that turned the world upside down and how they resonate...

Leon Trotsky: Twenty Years After 1905

A speech by Leon Trotsky (December 1925) This is a speech made by Leon Trotsky on 26 December 1925 and reproduced in the Soviet newspaper,...

The War will provoke Revolution! The Durnovo memorandum to the Tsar

In the following Memorandum addressed to the Tsar in February 1914, the ex-Interior Minister Pyotr Nikolayevich Durnovo predicts with what happened in 1917 with...

Socialism, Land and Banking

2017 compared to 1917 By Michael Hudson October 19, 2017 Socialism a century ago seemed to be the wave of the future. There were various schools of...