Critique of Pannekoek’s Lenin as Philosopher by Internationalisme, 1948


"....The Russian Revolution reserves a chair in ancient history for Kautsky...." and in Philosophy for Harper.

Critique of Pannekoek’s Lenin as Philosopher by Internationalisme, 1948


Harper as philosopher, or, the philosophy of his critical and political errors

Pannekoek’s Lenin as Philosopher – Critique by Internationalisme, 1948

When the group Gauche Communiste de France (GCF) decided to translate and publish Anton Pannekoek's Lenin as Philosopher, it wasn't only the pseudonym J.

Critique of Pannekoek's Lenin as Philosopher (Part 4 Internationalisme 1948)

Decadence of capitalism (i): Revolution has been necessary and possible for a century

In 1915, as the hideous reality of the European war became ever more apparent, Rosa Luxemburg wrote "The crisis of social democracy", a text better known as the "Junius pamphlet" from the pseudonym under which Luxemburg published it. The pamphlet was written in prison and was distributed illegally by the Internationale group which had been formed immediately after the outbreak of the war...

1922-3: The communist fractions against the rising counter-revolution

As the Russian revolution went into decline, and the new state turned more and more against both workers and revolutionaries, left fractions began to emerge within Russia itself to opposed the degeneration of the Bolshevik Party and the revolution

1921: the proletariat and the transitional state

The seizure of power in Russia inevitably posed enormous new problems for the new proletarian power, and generated heated debates within the Bolshevik party on the transitional state. The tragedy of Russia's encirclement culminated in 1921 with the Kronstadt revolt, a veritable catastrophe which saw the revolutionary government gunning down those who had been its most stalwart supporters.

1920: Bukharin and the period of transition

As we will show, Bukharin's book contains some fundamental weaknesses which have not allowed it to pass the test of time in the way that State and Revolution has. It nevertheless remains an important contribution to marxist theory.

Lenin's State and Revolution: Striking Validation of Marxism

Given the ruling class’ frequent depiction of Lenin as a power-hungry dictator, it is all the more ironic that during the period from April to October his "socialist" adversaries accused him of anarchism. State and Revolution is Lenin’s answer, a profound reflection from a marxist standpoint on the nature of power in the revolution. Lenin began researching the book in 1916, and brought it to fruition in June 1917. In this work, we see the fertile encounter of marxist theory and the real practical experience of the workers’ soviets in Russia, first in 1905 then in 1917.

The Bolsheviks and the Fraction

This final article in the series on "Party and Fraction" concentrates on the formation of the Bolshevik fraction and its role in preparing the way for the formation of the Third International

The Fraction-Party from Marx to Lenin, 1848-1917

The previous articles in this series concentrate on the experience of the Italian Fraction and its immediate successors, on which the ICC has based its own view of organisation. Here, we return to see how the question was posed in the days first of Marx, then of Lenin.

Theories of crisis, from Marx to the Communist International

October 1917, beginning of the proletarian revolution (part 2)

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