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 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)

Hillel Ticktin was probably the only theorist to predict that the USSR would disintegrate and one of the few who made an attempt to understand its laws by returning to Marx's critique of political economy. For this reason his work has been ignored both by bourgeois sovietology and by the left. Ticktin's work makes it possible to emerge from a theoretical wilderness of competing definitions of the USSR - 'degenerate workers state', 'state capitalist', 'bureaucratic collectivist' …

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.