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The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future – a July 4th discussion

In a July 4th discussion hosted by the WSWS and moderated by Tom Mackaman and David North, five eminent historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood addressed some of the most pressing issues of American and world history, including:
*the intellectual and social influence of the Declaration of Independence;
*the parts played by such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass;
*the international impact of the American Civil War;
*the presence or absence of the concepts of “revolution” and “class” in contemporary historiography;
*the ongoing attacks on the two American revolutions;
*the malignant growth of social inequality today, deepened and worsened by the horrific COVID-19 pandemic.

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

It is my hope that the republication of The Heritage We Defend will contribute to the revolutionary education of a new generation of workers and youth, radicalized by the objective crisis of capitalism, in the history, program and traditions of the Fourth International ~ David North

Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky

This book is devoted to the exposure and refutation of the mountain of slanderous attacks, lies and falsifications that have been fabricated over decades against one of the two leaders of the October Revolution of 1917—Leon Trotsky—and which are now being repeated in our epoch with new force, both in Western and post-Soviet historiography.

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