Hillel Ticktin

Government cuts - 'Are they really as stupid as they seem', by Hillel Ticktin

There are a surprising lack of convincing explanations as to why the capitalist class is pushing through the present unprecedented austerity drive - even at the risk of provoking both mass opposition and a double-dip recession. The following excerpts, from Hillel Ticktin's recent articles in Critique, do offer an interesting partial explanation:

Political consciousness and its conditions at the present time - Hillel Ticktin

Why are the working class not turning against the real cause of their misery — capitalism — as they have done in the past?

Towards a political economy of Stalinism - Paul B Smith

Paul B.Smith reviews Hillel Ticktin's book: Origins of the Crisis in the USSR: Essays on the Political Economy of a Disintegrating System (from Radical Chains no.4).

Decline as a Concept - and Its Consequences - Hillel Ticktin

This article produces a summary of a theory of decline of capitalism.

Political Economy of a Disintegrating Stalinism by Hillel Ticktin

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A Marxist analysis of Putin's Russia.

A Marxist Political Economy of Capitalist Instability and the Current Crisis - Hillel Ticktin

Hillel Ticktin on a Marxist political economy of the financial crisis of 2008-9 and capitalism's uncertain future.

What was the USSR? Part II: Russia as a non-mode of production

Hillel Ticktin

Aufheben critique Hillel Ticktin's analysis of the Soviet Union. Having disposed of the theory of the USSR as a 'degenerated workers' state', Ticktin's theory presents itself as the most persuasive alternative to the understanding of the USSR as capitalist.