Leon Trotsky

Aspects of the Russian Question – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1949)

Written by D for the March-April 1949 issue of International Bulletin, the publication of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International.

Capitalist democracy: a contrast between the position of Lenin and that of Trotsky – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1948)

Written by "G.S." in the March 1948 issue of International Bulletin, a publication of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International.

Trotskyism and the Labor Party – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1949)

Written by D.A. for the January-February 1949 issue of International Bulletin, a periodical put out by the so-called American Fraction of the Left Communist International.

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.

Reconstructing Lenin - Tamás Krausz

In 'Reconstructing Lenin', four decades in the making, Tamás Krausz, makes a major contribution to a growing field of contemporary Lenin studies. This rich and penetrating account reveals Lenin busy at the work of revolution, his thought shaped by immediate political events but never straying far from a coherent theoretical perspective. Krausz balances detailed descriptions of Lenin’s time and place with lucid explications of his intellectual development, covering a range of topics like war and revolution, dictatorship and democracy, socialism and utopianism. 'Reconstructing Lenin' will change the way you look at a man and a movement.

Revolution, defeat and theoretical underdevelopment - Loren Goldner (2016)

Essays written over 2010–14, collected here, deal with the legacy bequeathed to the contemporary revolutionary left by four key historical experiences: the Russian Revolution, the Comintern’s first experiment in ‘anti-imperialism’ in the early years of the Turkish Communist Party (1917–25), the failings of anarchism in the Spanish Revolution/Civil War (1936–9) and the failure of the Trotskyist Fourth International in the run-up to the Bolivian Revolution (1952) and beyond. In short, they probe the theoretical and practical legacies bequeathed to us as Leninism, anti-imperialism, anarchism and official Trotskyism, as it evolved after Trotsky’s assassination in 1940.

A documentary history of communism in Russia - Robert V. Daniels

A valuable collection of nearly 300 documents (from 1894-1991) on Russia and socialism, from a variety of contributors - e.g. Lenin, the Russian left communists, Luxemburg.

The Trotsky question (1925) - Amadeo Bordiga

1925 article by Amadeo Bordiga in solidarity with Trotsky who, at that time, was under attack from the Russian party leadership.

Letter from Amadeo Bordiga to Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch.

Letter written by Amadeo Bordiga in Naples, in October 1926 to German left communist Karl Korsch about his platform.

Correspondence between Bordiga and Trotsky

Letters between Bordiga and Trotsky, written during the VIth Plenum of the CI’s Executive. Bordiga asks Trotsky for some clarifications of his views on the German question.