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This statement by David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site
and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, was originally published on June 14, 1999 following the conclusion of the 48-day NATO bombardment of Serbia and Kosovo. Learn More
A great deal has been written over the past half-century about the Holocaust, but very little light has been shed on the causes of this historic crime. In his critique of Daniel Goldhagen's claim that the roots of genocide of European Jews were to be found in the German national psyche, David North challenges the depiction of Germany in the 1930s as an internally undifferentiated society, and the deeply pessimistic view that the triumph of fascism was inevitable. North points instead to the social roots of anti-Semitism, traces the long and honorable record of the German workers' movement led by socialists in defending the democratic rights of the Jewish people, and analyzes the reasons for the failure of the Social Democratic and Communist parties to block Hitler's rise to power. Learn More
This pamphlet presents an in-depth analysis of the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in 1991 and the ensuing civil wars. It reviews the history of the Balkans, analyses the social character of the rival ethnic factions, and examines the positions of the petit bourgeois lefts who backed military intervention by NATO. Learn More
Before winning international fame in October 1917, Trotsky had already gained a reputation as one of the most talented socialist writers and critics. In this compilation of profiles, Trotsky creates indelible portraits of some of the giants of pre-World War One European socialism, including Jean Jaures, Karl Kautsky, Victor and Fritz Adler, George Plekhanov, Julius Martov, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg. Learn More
This book traces the historical and social origins, the international context and the unfolding of the struggle of the Polish working class in 1980-81. Learn More
The first part of this volume contains the essay Where is Britain Going? published in 1925. The second section contains Trotsky's replies to critics. Learn More
In this pamphlet Peter Schwarz outlines the post-war historical origins of the Stalinist bloc in Eastern Europe and its collapse in 1989. The bourgeoisie and ex-bureaucrats usurped the mass uprisings that took place at the time, brutally restoring capitalist regimes. In this lecture, originally given in 1998, Schwarz discusses the political and historical questions of the nature of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the broader role of Stalinism in Eastern Europe.
This volume covers the period of 1929 to 1940 and is arranged around three topics: the decline of British imperialism, the struggle against centrism and the movement for colonial liberation. Learn More