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A Stalinist school of development? [Workers Weekly]

[This article is mirrored from Weekly Worker, where it was posted on December 2, 2021.] Paul Flewers looks back at the flawed but insightful theory of state collectivism presented by John Fantham and Mosh√© Machover in the late 1970s The discussion around the nature of the Soviet Union was and …

National Liberation and Bolshevism Reexamined: A View from the Borderlands, by Eric Blanc

The following paper analyzes the socialist debates on the national question up through 1914. I argue that an effective strategy of anti-colonial Marxism was first put forward by the borderland socialists, not the Bolsheviks. Lenin and his comrades lagged behind the non-Russian Marxists on this crucial issue well into the …

The Demise of the USSR

Soviet SS-21 short range missile, aimed at Western Europe and the People’s Republic of China starting in 1978… Some time ago i posted a poll, on the effect the demise of the Soviet Union had on revolutionaries in the imperialist countries and in the Third World, the options being Easier, …