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Internationalism and the struggle for socialism

By Nick Beams, May 20, 2009

The following is the text of a report given by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the WSWS/SEP/ISSE regional conferences, “The world economic crisis, the ...

Leon Trotsky - Marxism in Our Time - 1939

By Leon Trotsky, November 1, 2008

In 1939, Longmans published

Marxism and Science: An addendum to “The Frankfurt School vs. Marxism”

By Ann Talbot and Chris Talbot, October 28, 2008

This essay supplements “The Frankfurt School vs. Marxism: The Political and Intellectual Odyssey of Alex Steiner” by David North, recently published by the WSWS.

The Political and Intellectual Odyssey of Alex Steiner—Part 3

By David North, October 24, 2008

The following is the final part of a three-part essay. The first part was posted October 23 and the second part was posted October 22. Click here to download PDF versions of Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Leon Trotsky - Culture and Socialism - 1927

By Leon Trotsky, October 23, 2008

This work concisely explains the fundamentals of a Marxist approach to culture and art, explaining the link between the growth of technological culture and mass acquisition of artistic and spiritual c...

The Frankfurt School vs. Marxism:

The Political and Intellectual Odyssey of Alex Steiner—Part 2

By David North, October 23, 2008

In the autumn of 1978, as the Workers League was in the final stages of moving its political headquarters from New York to Detroit, Alex Steiner left the party without any explanation. Steiner had pr...

Vladimir Lenin - Karl Marx - 1914

By Vladimir Lenin, October 23, 2008

This work, written from July-November 1914 for publication in one of Russia's most popular encyclopedias, contains a general overview of the Marxist doctrine as well as a biographical sketch of Marx. ...

Leon Trotsky - Lessons of October - 1924

October 22, 2008

In this document, written just months after the failure of the Communist Party to take power in Germany in the fall of 1923, Trotsky analyzes the struggle that unfolded within the Bolshevik Party from...

The Frankfurt School vs. Marxism:

The Political and Intellectual Odyssey of Alex Steiner—Part 1

By David North, October 22, 2008

In May-June 2006, I wrote Marxism, History & Socialist Consciousness, a reply to an attack on the International Committee of the Fourth International by Alex Steiner and Frank Brenner, two former memb...

Leon Trotsky - Report on the World Economic Crisis and the New Tasks of the Communist International - 1921

By Leon Trotsky, October 21, 2008

In this report, Trotsky introduces the concept of the curve of world capitalist development and uses it to elucidate the revolutionary potential of the world situation. He details the titanic politico...

Leon Trotsky - In Defense of October - 1932

By Leon Trotsky, October 21, 2008

Delivered before a meeting of Social-Democratic students in Copenhagen on November 27, 1932, this is a concise presentation of the main driving forces of the Russian Revolution. Trotsky defends the ga...

Leon Trotsky - Three Conceptions of the Russian Revolution - 1939

By Leon Trotsky, October 21, 2008

Written as an appendix to Trotsky's projected biography of Lenin, and included in his unfinished biography of Stalin, this work contrasts the perspectives of the Russian Revolution advanced by Plekhan...