Lenin

Nancy Fraser looks at how transfers of natural wealth and care fit within modern imperialism, the role expropriation continues to play in capital accumulation, and the increasingly blurred nature of core-periphery boundaries under financialised capitalism.

Paul Le Blanc — In the hundredth anniversary year of Lenin’s death, the importance of engaging with the ideas and work of this uncompromising revolutionary flows not only from our need to comprehend the past but also the present — and possibilities of the future.

Given the recent marking of the centenary of Lenin’s death, Lars T Lih looks at what his ‘intricate polemic’ in ‘What is to Be Done?’ might offer today’s left.

Peter Hudis reviews Eric Blanc’s “Revolutionary Social Democracy” and its key insights for socialists today.
Why is Russian aggression in Ukraine imperialist? How is it possible to interpret it based on Lenin’s analysis of imperialism, and how do these interpretations differ? Social researcher Anatoly Kropivnitskyi delves into the political economy of empires.
Paul Le Blanc — For those wanting to make use of Marxism to understand and change the world, among the most important classical thinkers are, surely, Rosa Luxemburg and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
Paul Le Blanc — The process of testing different perspectives and learning from actual struggles will be necessary on the way to creating a revolutionary party worthy of the name.
A long-lost polemic from Rosa Luxemburg, translated into English for the first time.
Claudio Katz talks about the need to avoid looking at imperialism in purely economic terms, the rise of what he terms an “imperial system” and the complexities of anti-imperialism in the 21st century.
For those who want to end capitalist rule, much can still be learnt from the October Revolution because its experience critically poses key political questions. The second in this two-part series by Jonathan Strauss seeks to respond to the question: What can it tell us about organising for social change?
William I. Robinson discusses the rise of transnational class exploitation and how contradictions between a globally integrated economy and a nation-state-based system help explain rising US-China tensions.
For those who want to end capitalist rule, much can still be learnt from the October Revolution because its experience critically poses key political questions. The first in this two-part series by Jonathan Strauss seeks to respond to the question: Was the October Revolution a coup?