Philippe Bourrinet

Les conseils ouvriers en Allemagne 1918-1920

Marines and workers demonstrate during the revolution

Un chapitre de l'emancipation de l'humanité: les conseils ouvriers en Allemagne 1918 – 1920. Révolution sociale ou assemblée constituante? Par Philippe Bourrinet.

Council communism or councilism? - The period of transition

Jan Appel

Book review of Philippe Bourrinet “The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900-68); ‘Neither Lenin nor Trotsky nor Stalin!”, ‘All workers must think for themselves!’”, Leiden/Boston (Brill) ISBN 978-90-04-26977-4.

The Bordigist Current (1912-1952): Italy, France, Belgium, USA - Philippe Bourrinet

Updated, substantially-expanded, 2013 Philippe Bourrinet text on the history of the Italian Communist Left.

Council communism: political-economic transformation and initial revolutionary measures – Philippe Bourrinet

A brief introduction to the history and some important theoretical contributions of council communism, including a discussion of the Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution, Pannekoek’s Workers Councils, and Paul Mattick’s views on the issue of labor-time accounting, and some comments on the continuing relevance of council communism.

On the communist left in Germany

This work produced in early 2013, was accompanied by a talk at Historical Materialism conference.

An ambiguous journey: Ante Ciliga (1898-1992) - Philippe Bourrinet

Ante Ciliga

This is a well-researched obituary of Ante Ciliga, the Yugoslav communist who wrote the wonderful book about the Soviet Union - The Russian Enigma in English, Au Pays du grand mensonge in French.

Victor Serge: Totalitarianism and State Capitalism - Philippe Bourrinet

Complete text of Bourrinet’s presentation at the Victor Serge Symposium held in Moscow, September 29-30, 2001.

The workers' councils in the theory of the Dutch-German communist left - Philippe Bourrinet

Philippe Bourrinet looks at the formation of the Dutch-German communist left, and the development of Pannekoek's theorisation of workers' councils.

An important book on the unknown Bordiga (1926-1946) - Philippe Bourrinet

Philippe Bourrinet reviews a book looking at Amadeo Bordiga's life during his period of supposed inactivity, from his imprisonment in 1926 until the end of the Second World War.

The German-Dutch communist left - Philippe Bourrinet

Revised edition of Philippe Bourrinet's history of the Dutch and German left communist currents.