state socialism

Lenin as philosopher - Anton Pannekoek

Lenin As Philosopher - Anton Pannekoek.

Pannekoek's classic work analyses Lenin's philosophical views as being determined by the historical circumstances they emerged from; the battle against religious dominance in 19th century Russia. This made Lenin's simplistic materialism quite different from Marx's. Pannekoek illustrates that dualistic conceptions of a vanguard party as a 'consciousness' leading the working class 'body' are rooted in the philosophical underpinnings of Lenin's bourgeois materialism.

Community and Communism in Russia - Jacques Camatte

Class history and theory: capitalism and communism in the USSR - review by Paresh Chattopadhyay

Paresh Chattopadhyay's review of Stepen Resnick's book on the USSR, analysing the Soviet experience in terms of class.

At the source of The Critique of Political Economy - Paresh Chattopadhyay

Paresh Chattopadhyay's review of a collection of Marx and Engels' notebooks.

Capitalism as socialism: defence of socialism in the socialist calculation debate revisited

Oskar Lange.

Paresh Chattopadhyay's contribution to the ongoing debates with state socialists on the allocation of resources in society, with specific reference to the Lange-Lerner model of socialism.

A manifesto of emancipation: Marx's "Marginal Notes to the German Worker's Party" after 125 years

Paresh Chattopadhyay's investigation on Marx's little-read "Marginal Notes to the German Worker's Party" arguing in favour of its strong emancipatory message and counter-poses it to Bolshevik-style state socialism.

Marx and Keynes - Paul Mattick

The difference between a reformist and revolutionary analysis of economy.

Characteristic theses of the party

Amadeo Bordiga's essay on the role of the communist party in which he attacks political opportunism of Leninist-inspired communist parties.

State capitalism and world revolution - CLR James

Marxist CLR James on state capitalism and revolution.