Did Lenin Distort Marx?

Socialist Standard April 1970

Debate between Steve Coleman (the Socialist Party of Great Britain) arguing 'Yes' and Monty Johnstone (Communist Party of Great Britain) arguing 'No', taking place at Islington Central Library, London on 11 November 1982. Full audio recording also available online.

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Feb 25 2016 20:13


  • which are socialists going to accept? Lenin’s view that leaders can’t hang around waiting for the workers to become politically educated or Marx’s view that socialism must be brought about by conscious workers who reject leadership?

    Steve Coleman