Workers' Liberty 16, February 1992

The Collapse of the USSR - Sympoium issue of Workers' Liberty [ No16, February 1992]

Editorial: in the beginning was the critique of capitalism Stalinism, the left, and beyond: a symposium with: Neville Alexander Neal Ascherson Tony Benn Greg Benton Robin Blackburn Cornelius Castoriadis Tony Chater Vladimir Derer Terry Eagleton Michael Farrell Al Glotzer Fred Halliday Boris Kagarlitsky Jim Kemmy Ernesto Laclau Ronnie MacDonald Livio Maitan Sean Matgamna [Editorial] Ralph Miliband Alec Nove Michel Pablo (Raptis) John Palmer Jozef Pinior Maxime Rodinson Paul Sweezy Nina Temple Hillel Ticktin Michel Warshawsky Ellen Meiksins Wood Reviews

Reviews from Workers' Liberty 16

Click here for pdf. Amy Gilbert reviews "Iron John", by Robert Bly Martin Thomas reviews "Fallacies of State Capitalism", by Chris Harman in debate with Ernest Mandel Belinda Weaver reviews "Nothing if not critical", by Robert Hughes Alan Gilbert reviews "Contested domains", by Robin Cohen Colin Foster reviews "The overthrow of colonial slavery", by Robin Blackburn.

Stalinism, the left, and beyond: a symposium

Editorial: Sean Matgamna Part 1 ( PDF 6.4 mb, p7-16) Neville Alexander Neal Ascherson Tony Benn Greg Benton Robin Blackburn Cornelius Castoriadis Tony Chater Vladimir Derer Terry Eagleton Michael Farrell Al Glotzer Part 2 – Boris Kagarlitsky's contribution (PDF, p18-19) Part 3 (PDF 5.9mb, p17 -28) Al Glotzer (cont.) Fred Halliday Boris Kagarlitsky Jim Kemmy Ernesto Laclau Ronnie MacDonald Livio Maitan Ralph Miliband Alec Nove Michel Pablo (Raptis) John Palmer Jozef Pinior Part 4 (PDF 5.1mb, p28 - 36) Maxime Rodinson Paul Sweezy Nina Temple Hillel Ticktin Michel Warshawsky Ellen Meiksins Wood...

The end of the USSR: in the beginning was the critique of capitalism

Click here for pdf. [Editorial introduction to the symposium, WL16] The Russian socialist revolution is dead? It died long ago! It died not in December 1991, when the USSR formally ceased to exist, nor in August 1991, when the failure of the attempted coup finally broke the back of what power the "Communist Party" had left. It died more than six decades earlier, when Stalin led the state bureaucracy he personified to the final defeat of the working class and the destruction of the working-class communists led by Trotsky. It died in a bloody one-sided civil war in which the new bureaucratic...

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