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Mehring Books is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on Mehring publications as well as discounts on a wide array of Marxist classics.The sale is a great opportunity to stock up on gifts as well as to expand your library of socialist literature.

Explore our full collection using the links on the left. Titles featured this year include:


Why Study the Russian RevolutionWhy Study the Russian Revolution, Volumes 1 and 2, now just $17.95 (paperback)

The 1917 Russian Revolution was the most significant event of the 20th century. The taking of power by the Russian working class under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky transformed the course of human history and reverberates to this day.

Between February and October 1917 Russia was shaken by two monumental revolutions. The first overthrew the Romanov aristocracy that had ruled for more than 300 years. The second overthrew the bourgeois Provisional Government and established the first socialist workers state in history.

The essays in these two volumes explain the historical significance and enduring relevance of the "Ten Days that Shook the World."


The Heritage We DefendThe 30th Anniversary Edition of The Heritage We Defend by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North, now just $19.95.

The 2018 edition of the foundational 1988 work by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, contains a new preface, photo section, and an extensive glossary.

The work reviews the political and theoretical disputes inside the Fourth International, the international Marxist movement founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938. It is a devastating reply to former WRP General Secretary Michael Banda's document "27 Reasons why the International Committee Should be Buried Forthwith and the Fourth International Built."


The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished 20th CenturyThe Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, by David North, now just $17.95

One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and the Russian Revolution, none of the problems of the twentieth century—devastating wars, economic crises, social inequality, and the threat of dictatorship—have been solved. In fact, they are posed even more sharply today.

David North argues against contemporary historians who maintain that the dissolution of the USSR signaled the “end of history” (Fukuyama), or the “short twentieth century”(Hobsbawm).

Disputing postmodernism’s view that all history is merely subjective “narrative,” North insists that a thorough materialist knowledge of history is vital for humanity’s survival in the twenty-first century.

 

A Quarter Century of WarA Quarter Century of War, by David North, now just $17.95

Beginning with the first Persian Gulf conflict of 1990–91, the United States has been at war continuously for a quarter century. While using propaganda catchphrases, such as “defense of human rights” and “War on Terror,” to conceal the real aims of its interventions in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, as well as its confrontation with Russia and China, the United States has been engaged in a struggle for global hegemony.

The essays and lectures in this volume, informed by a Marxist understanding of the contradictions of American and world imperialism, analyze the progression of military interventions and geopolitical crises as they have developed over the past quarter century, not as a sequence of isolated episodes, but as moments in the unfolding of an interconnected historical process.


Tsar to LeninTsar to Lenin, the classic documentary of the Russian Revolution, is now just $10.95 with free US shipping.

Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, and the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.

This 1917 Centenary Edition contains subtitles in: Afrikaans, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish. (NTSC format)


The Sky Between the LeavesThe Sky Between the Leaves, by David Walsh, now just $12.95

A unique collection of of film reviews, essays on film and interviews with directors and film critics by WSWS Art and Culture Editor David Walsh spanning the 20 years from 1992-2012. The film reviews contained in this volume cover a wide spectrum—from James Cameron’s Titanic and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ to films of emerging Chinese directors.

As Walsh explains in the Introduction, “The development within the International Committee of systematic work on problems of culture and art, and my own participation in this process, was the outcome of the ICFI’s response to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991.” In wrestling with the consequences of this historic defeat of the working class, and posing the question, “upon what basis would a new mass revolutionary socialist movement emerge?” the ICFI recognized that a cultural awakening within the working class was “essential to the development of a conscious, revolutionary critical attitude toward capitalist society.”


The Works of Vadim RogovinThe Life and Work of Vadim Rogovin, four books, only $40

This set includes some of Russian Marxist historian Vadim Rogovin's most important writings: 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror; 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR; and Two Lectures: Stalin's Great Terror and Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Marxism in the USSR. In addition, it includes a tribute by David North to the author of these works.

Rogovin died in 1998 after completing six volumes of a seven volume series on political conflicts within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Communist International between 1922 and 1940. Key to his analysis is his insistence that there existed a viable political alternative to Stalinism in the policies advanced by Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition.