Grover Furr: New Light On Old Stories About Marshal Tukhachevskii: Some Documents Reconsidered

Grover Furr  Montclair State University  Originally published in RUSSIAN HISTORY/HISTOIRE RUSSE, 13, Nos 2-3 (Summer-Fall 1986), 293-308.  The innocence of Marshal Tukhachevskii and the other military commanders condemned with him in 1937 has become firmly accepted by both Soviet and Western historians. [1] The current scholarly consensus also includes the view that “the nazi secretContinue reading “Grover Furr: New Light On Old Stories About Marshal Tukhachevskii: Some Documents Reconsidered”

Ludo Martens: Trotsky’s role on the eve of the Second World War

by Ludo Martens   During the thirties, Trotsky literally became the world’s expert on anti-Communism. Even today, right-wing ideologues peruse Trotsky’s works in search of weapons against the Soviet Union under Stalin. In 1982, when Reagan was again preaching the anti-Communist crusade, Henri Bernard, Professor Emeritus at the Royal Military School of Belgium, published a book to spread the following urgentContinue reading “Ludo Martens: Trotsky’s role on the eve of the Second World War”

Revisionism in Russia: Trotsky Against the Bolsheviks – Part Two: 1914-1917

This is the second part of a study of the development of revisionism in Russia, and covers the period from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to the victory of the socialist revolution in November 1917. Read part one here. The First Imperialist War In August 1914, the First Imperialist War began. AlmostContinue reading “Revisionism in Russia: Trotsky Against the Bolsheviks – Part Two: 1914-1917”

Grover Furr: The Ukrainian Famine: Only Evidence Can Disclose the Truth

No detective can solve a crime without carefully and objectively studying the evidence. Likewise, no one can know what actually occurred in history without studying, in an objective manner, the relevant primary sources – the evidence. I have spent decades in studying the primary sources concerning many specific events of the Stalin period. Mark TaugerContinue reading “Grover Furr: The Ukrainian Famine: Only Evidence Can Disclose the Truth”

Dimitrov to Stalin on the Dissolution of the Polish Communist Party

Dimitrov to Stalin, 28 November 1937, with enclosed draft resolution of the ECCI. Original in Russian. Typewritten with handwritten comments by Stalin. Top secret, [1] Dear Comrade Stalin! We are thinking of passing the attached resolution on the dissolution of the Polish Communist Party in the ECCI Presidium, and then publishing it. After publishing thisContinue reading “Dimitrov to Stalin on the Dissolution of the Polish Communist Party”

Grover Furr: Trotsky’s Lies – What They Are, and What They Mean

The personality and the writings of Leon Trotsky have long been a rallying point for anticommunists throughout the world. But during the 1930s Trotsky deliberately lied in his writings about Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union. My new book, Trotsky’s ‘Amalgams’, discusses some of Trotsky’s lies that have fooled people, and demoralized honest communists, forContinue reading “Grover Furr: Trotsky’s Lies – What They Are, and What They Mean”

Stalin & the Myth of the ”Old Bolsheviks”

Introduction One often hears Trotskyists, Anarchists and bourgeois propagandists accuse Joseph Stalin of killing all or at least most of the so-called ”Old Bolsheviks” and thus being able to allegedly distort the true meaning behind Bolshevism/Leninism. Here I won’t be getting into a thorough debate about what is or is not the real core ideologyContinue reading “Stalin & the Myth of the ”Old Bolsheviks””

John Callaghan on Rajani Palme Dutt and Evidence for the Moscow Trials and Anti-Soviet Conspiracies

On pages 279-280 of the book Rajani Palme Dutt: A Study in British Stalinism by John Callaghan (Lawrence & Wishart 1993), the author writes the following: “… the evidence points overwhelmingly to Dutt’s satisfaction with the Communist record. In preparing his book on The Internationale, for example, he had considered the inclusion of an anecdoteContinue reading “John Callaghan on Rajani Palme Dutt and Evidence for the Moscow Trials and Anti-Soviet Conspiracies”

Grover Furr on Archival Evidence for the Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites

“Shortly after the Leon Trotsky Archive at Harvard’s Houghton Library was opened in January 1980, Trotskyist historian Pierre Broué discovered letters between Leon Sedov and his father Trotsky that proved the existence of a bloc between Trotskyites and other opposition groups within the USSR. Sometime in the middle of 1932 Sedov informed his father as follows:Continue reading “Grover Furr on Archival Evidence for the Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites”

Communist Party Alliance: On Sectarianism

The ‘left’ in Britain is characterised by sectarianism. What are the main reasons for this in an imperialist country? John Green examines the causes. The Causes of Sectarianism Bourgeois Social Conditions Divisions in the revolutionary movement are not formed simply from ideological differences, but sometimes represent class and social divisions. The social conditions of manyContinue reading “Communist Party Alliance: On Sectarianism”

Socialism and Bureaucracy

In the following article, A. Clark examines the problem of bureaucracy from the point of view of a society going through a process of socialist transformation. He suggests that the continually advancing technological revolution in the field of computerisation and the communication and information revolution will serve as the material base to resolve most orContinue reading “Socialism and Bureaucracy”

V.I. Lenin on Trotsky’s slogan for ‘a United States of Europe’

“As early as 1902, he [i.e., the British economist John Hobson — ES] had an excellent insight into the meaning and significance of a ‘United States of Europe” (be it said for the benefit of Trotsky the Kautskyian!) and of all that is now being glossed over by the hypocritical Kautskyites of various countries, namely, thatContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Trotsky’s slogan for ‘a United States of Europe’”

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?”

Revisionism in Russia: Trotsky Against the Bolsheviks – Part One: To 1914

Read part two here. FOREWORD Trotsky speaks: “Among the Russian comrades, there was not one from whom I could learn anything…The errors which I have committed . . always referred to questions that were not fundamental or strategic. . . In all conscientiousness I cannot, in the appreciation of the political situation and of its revolutionaryContinue reading “Revisionism in Russia: Trotsky Against the Bolsheviks – Part One: To 1914”

Alliance (Marxist-Leninist): Ultra-Leftism in Linguistics and the Communist Academy

The usual picture of J.V. Stalin built up by the bourgeois is usually in the absence of facts. The paradigm built up is internally inconsistent. With respect to science, Stalin both destroyed true biological science by a rigid “Marxist” dogmatism; and he simultaneously destroyed linguistics, the latter because he could not bear to be challenged.Continue reading “Alliance (Marxist-Leninist): Ultra-Leftism in Linguistics and the Communist Academy”