Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Problem of Pablo Picasso

The Problem of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) CONTENTS Introduction Pablo Picasso — Early Years Developing Cubism Guernica — The Bombing Guernica — The Painting Impact of Picasso and Guernica on Russian Discussions Upon Socialist Realist Art Post Second World War – ‘Becoming a communist, Picasso hoped to come out of exile’. Conclusion Bibliography Introduction Picasso posesContinue reading “Alliance Marxist-Leninist: The Problem of Pablo Picasso”

The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

Gabriel Rockhill, Ph.D.v It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched in a privileged ivory tower, disconnected from the real world, embroiled in meaningless academic debates over specialized minutia, or floating in the abstruse clouds of high-minded theory, intellectuals are frequently portrayed as not only cut off from political realityContinue reading “The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left”

Isaac Asimov Reviews ‘1984’

Originally published in The New York Times. REVIEW OF 1984 By Isaac Asimov I’ve been writing a four-part article for Field Newspaper Syndicate at the beginning of each year for several years now and in 1980, mindful of the approach of the year 1984, FNS asked me to write a thorough critique of George Orwell’sContinue reading “Isaac Asimov Reviews ‘1984’”

Why Does the Pseudo-Left Hate Grover Furr?

by Espresso Stalinist Grover Furr is an American professor and author. He has taught at Montclair State University in New Jersey for over four decades, and has written essays, articles and books on Soviet history in both Russian and English. Though his body of work covers a wide variety of topics, his most famous writingsContinue reading “Why Does the Pseudo-Left Hate Grover Furr?”

Grover Furr: The Fallacies of Afrocentrism

A few days ago I posted an article I wrote back in ’91 when the college’s black student org. invited Leonard Jeffries to come to speak. In it I ran through, though very briefly (for space), some of the fallacies of Afrocentrism. Here is a little more about them, in no special order. Afrocentrism seriouslyContinue reading “Grover Furr: The Fallacies of Afrocentrism”

‘I’m a Russian Occupant’: Viral video justifies imperial aggression

A recently released YouTube video entitled ‘I’m a Russian Occupant’ is a deeply telling panegyric to 19th century-style white man’s burden imperialism, which goes a long way towards explaining what is wrong with the mentality of many Russians today. It’s a rare occurrence to see proponents of a worldview unironically putting out such a boldContinue reading “‘I’m a Russian Occupant’: Viral video justifies imperial aggression”

“Theses on Art” from the League of Socialist Artists

Introduction from Alliance for web presentation (Alliance 2000). The “Theses on Art,” were put forward in 1972, by the “League of Socialist Artists”; and the “Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain (MLOB).” The latter was the progenitor of the Communist League (CL). This article was first re-printed by Alliance in hard copy with poems of Nazim Hikmet, asContinue reading ““Theses on Art” from the League of Socialist Artists”

Workers’ Communist Party of France (PCOF) on the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

From the newspaper La Forge Central Organ of the Workers’ Communist Party of France The attack against Charlie Hebdo that left many dead and injured is a barbaric act. We strongly condemn it and our thoughts go to the victims, their families, and the employees of the magazine and we promise them our solidarity. It is an action withContinue reading “Workers’ Communist Party of France (PCOF) on the Charlie Hebdo Massacre”

Vietnamese Revolutionary Art

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” Introduction Western Artists and revolutionaries, are familiar with the socialist realist traditions of the USSR, Albania and of China. They also have a deep affection and respect for revolutionary painting from the SpanishContinue reading “Vietnamese Revolutionary Art”

Was Stalin’s View on Art Different from that of Marx and Engels?

This article was published by Alliance (Marxist-Leninist) as part of the publication Alliance, issue #53, “Aesthetics and Revolution – Essays and Talks.” A talk given to commemorate Bill Bland at Conway Hall, London, September 2001 Preamble This is not the occasion to dwell on Bill’s enormous contributions to the Marxist-Leninist movement in both theory andContinue reading “Was Stalin’s View on Art Different from that of Marx and Engels?”