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In November 1989 Workers League National Secretary David North traveled to the Soviet Union on behalf of the International Committee of the Fourth International. This pamphlet contains the text of a lecture presented at the Historical Archival Institute in Moscow as well as the text of discussions held with Soviet students and journalists. Learn More
This pamphlet contains a statement by the world Trotskyist movement analyzing the policies of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's glasnost reform program. Learn More
"Art expresses things about life, about people and about oneself that are not revealed in political or scientific thought; its great power consists in its ability to connect human beings, as though by invisible wires, at the most profound and intimate levels.
To become whole, human beings require the truth about the world, and themselves, that art offers."
This lecture by the Arts Editor of the World Socialist Web Site
, David Walsh is one of seven delivered to the 1998 international symposium Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the 20th Century by the International Committee of the Fourth International in Sydney, Australia. Learn More
In August 1991 elements within the Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet Union staged an abortive coup attempt. This pamphlet contains an analysis of these historic events. Learn More
Voronsky was an outstanding figure of post-revolutionary Soviet intellectual life, editor of the most important literary journal of the 1920s in the USSR and a supporter of Trotsky and the Left Opposition in the struggle against Stalinism. He was executed by Stalin in 1937. A defender of the "fellow traveler" writers and an opponent of the Proletarian Culture movement, Voronsky was one of the authentic representatives of classical Marxism in the field of literary criticism in the twentieth century. Learn More
The dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991 marked the culmination of the betrayal by the Stalinist bureaucracy of the October 1917 revolution in Russia. In this statement David North draws the implications of this event for the international working class. Learn More
This document was adopted at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 3-9, 2008. Tracing essential historical events and political experiences spanning more than a century, the work establishes the theoretical and political basis of the struggle for socialism. Learn More
This polemical essay defends the foundations of scientific socialism against pseudo-Marxist conceptions prevalent among various philosophical tendencies influenced by the Frankfurt School and contemporary neo-utopianism. Learn More
Insightful analysis of the policies of Gorbachev from a Marxist perspective that anticipate the collapse of the USSR. Makes the case that glasnost and perestroika represented not the reform of socialism but the culmination of the Stalinist betrayal of the October revolution. Learn More
In the annals of political literature, few works have withstood the test of time so well as Leon Trotsky's The Revolution Betrayed
. More than 70 years after its initial publication, its analysis of the structure and dynamics of Soviet society and of the Soviet Union remains unsurpassed. Learn More