Workers' Liberty 16, February 1992

The Collapse of the USSR - Sympoium issue of Workers' Liberty [ No16, February 1992]

Published on: Tue, 04/01/2011 - 18:52

  • Editorial: in the beginning was the critique of capitalism
  • Stalinism, the left, and beyond: a symposium with:
    Neville Alexander
    Neal Ascherson
    Tony Benn
    Greg Benton
    Robin Blackburn
    Cornelius Castoriadis
    Tony Chater
    Vladimir Derer
    Terry Eagleton
    Michael Farrell
    Al Glotzer
    Fred Halliday
    Boris Kagarlitsky
    Jim Kemmy
    Ernesto Laclau
    Ronnie MacDonald
    Livio Maitan
    Sean Matgamna [Editorial]
    Ralph Miliband
    Alec Nove
    Michel Pablo (Raptis)
    John Palmer
    Jozef Pinior
    Maxime Rodinson
    Paul Sweezy
    Nina Temple
    Hillel Ticktin
    Michel Warshawsky
    Ellen Meiksins Wood
  • Reviews

Reviews from Workers' Liberty 16

Published on: Tue, 04/01/2011 - 18:22

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Amy Gilbert reviews "Iron John", by Robert Bly
Martin Thomas reviews "Fallacies of State Capitalism", by Chris Harman in debate with Ernest Mandel
Belinda Weaver reviews "Nothing if not critical", by Robert Hughes
Alan Gilbert reviews "Contested domains", by Robin Cohen
Colin Foster reviews "The overthrow of colonial slavery", by Robin Blackburn.

Stalinism, the left, and beyond: a symposium

Published on: Tue, 14/09/2010 - 14:47
Author

Neville Alexander and others

Editorial: Sean Matgamna

Part 1 ( PDF 6.4 mb, p7-16)

Neville Alexander
Neal Ascherson
Tony Benn
Greg Benton
Robin Blackburn
Cornelius Castoriadis
Tony Chater
Vladimir Derer
Terry Eagleton
Michael Farrell
Al Glotzer

Part 2 – Boris Kagarlitsky's contribution (PDF, p18-19)

Part 3 (PDF 5.9mb, p17 -28)

Al Glotzer (cont.)
Fred Halliday
Boris Kagarlitsky
Jim Kemmy
Ernesto Laclau
Ronnie MacDonald
Livio Maitan
Ralph Miliband
Alec Nove
Michel Pablo (Raptis)
John Palmer
Jozef Pinior

Part 4 (PDF 5.1mb, p28 - 36)

Maxime Rodinson
Paul Sweezy
Nina Temple
Hillel Ticktin
Michel Warshawsky
Ellen Meiksins

The end of the USSR: in the beginning was the critique of capitalism

Published on: Wed, 25/04/2007 - 17:11
Author

Sean Matgamna

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[Editorial introduction to the symposium, WL16]

The Russian socialist revolution is dead? It died long ago!

It died not in December 1991, when the USSR formally ceased to exist, nor in August 1991, when the failure of the attempted coup finally broke the back of what power the "Communist Party" had left.

It died more than six decades earlier, when Stalin led the state bureaucracy he personified to the final defeat of the working class and the destruction of the working-class communists led by Trotsky.

It died in a bloody one-sided civil war in which the new bureaucratic

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