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  1. Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It

    Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It

    A collection of writings by Leon Trotsky on the question of fascism. Trotsky reviews the experience of the rise of fascism in Germany
    as well as the struggle in France against the emergence of armed fascist bands in the wake of the German catastrophe.

    In these essays Trotsky examines the political and social origins of fascism and elaborates the strategical and tactical methods for the defense of the working class against this deadly menace. Among the topics covered by Trotsky is the use of the united front and the arming of the working class for self defense. In all his writings he stresses the need for a revolutionary orientation by the working class as the basis for winning vacillating elements of the middle class to the side of socialism.

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  2. History of the Russian Revolution

    History of the Russian Revolution

    In this work, Trotsky, writing from the unique vantage point of a leading participant in both the 1905 and the October 1917 revolutions, explains the historical events, socio-economic processes, and political struggles that led to the creation of the world’s first workers’ state. Learn More

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  3. New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor 1914-1924

    New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor 1914-1924

    Thomas Mackaman calls “the phenomenon of mass international immigration” the “most consciously-experienced element” of the contradiction between the growth in the productive forces and capitalist social relations based in the nation-state system. He has done what historians must strive to do: hold a lantern to those overlooked but decisive moments in history the lessons of which must be assimilated to combat political reaction today. New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor is not a general labor history of the 1914-24 period. Instead, the book is centered on three specific sections of the working class in the US: coal miners in Illinois, steelworkers in the 1919 national steel strike, and miners in Northern Minnesota’s iron range. The three industries were constituent parts of the emerging national steel industry and were linked by the Great Lakes as an internal waterway. Learn More

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  4. History of the Russian Revolution (hardbound)

    History of the Russian Revolution (hardbound)

    In this work, Trotsky, writing from the unique vantage point of a leading participant in both the 1905 and the October 1917 revolutions, explains the historical events, socio-economic processes, and political struggles that led to the creation of the world’s first workers’ state. Learn More

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  5. Bundle: Why Study the Russian Revolution, Unfinished Twentieth Century

    Bundle: Why Study the Russian Revolution, Unfinished Twentieth Century

    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.
    Written from a Marxist perspective, the essays in Why Study the Russian Revolution put the events of 1917 in a contemporary perspective, under conditions of a world wracked by immense social and political contradictions.

    In The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, David North examines the geopolitical, social and theoretical problems of our time, and the implications of the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.

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  6. Bundle: The fate of the USSR

    Bundle: The fate of the USSR

    Trotsky's analysis of the contradictions of the Soviet Union, Revolution Betrayed written in 1936 remains unsurpassed. In his contemporary analysis, The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century David North answers the arguments of those who claimed the 1991 dissolution of the USSR represented the failure of socialism or even the "end of History." (Fukuyama) This bundle also contains the Transitional Program the founding document of the Fourth International. Learn More

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  7. The Heritage We Defend (30th Anniv. Edition): A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International

    The Heritage We Defend (30th Anniv. Edition): A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International

    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."

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  8. Struggle for a Proletarian Party

    Struggle for a Proletarian Party

    James P Cannon, the founder of the American Trotskyist movement and a close collaborator of Leon Trotsky, wrote this book as part of the struggle against the petit-bourgeois opposition led by Max Shachtman and James Burnham that emerged in 1939 following the signing of the Stalin-Hitler pact. This book was written in conjunction with the political struggle waged by Trotsky against the conceptions advanced by Burnham-Shachtman, who declared the Soviet Union could no longer be defined as a workers state, albeit degenerated. In this work Cannon takes up the organizational conceptions advanced by the petit-bourgeois minority, demonstrating that they had nothing in common with the Leninist conception of the Marxist party. In particular it took up the claim advanced by the minority that the majority headed by Cannon was an example of "bureaucratic conservatism." Learn More
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  9. How the GPU Murdered Trotsky

    How the GPU Murdered Trotsky

    This book contains the preliminary report on the investigation conducted by the International Committee of the Fourth International into the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico on August 20, 1940. The investigation, launched in 1975, uncovered long concealed evidence of the penetration of the Trotskyist movement by the Soviet secret police (GPU). It exposed the role of Joseph Hansen, then leader of the US Socialist Workers Party, as a double agent of the FBI and GPU. Learn More

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  10. Why Study the Russian Revolution

    Why Study the Russian Revolution

    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. These events continue to generate debate and controversy. The essays in these two volumes are unique in that they are written from a Marxist perspective looking back from the vantage point of 100 years and putting the events of 1917 in a contemporary perspective under conditions of a world wracked by immensesocial and political contradictions. Learn More

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