Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?

For the Communist League response to this article, see here. by Ted Hankin INTRODUCTION One of the most retailed reasons amongst Marxist-Leninists for the demise of the Soviet Union is the ‘traitors thesis’. At its crudest, the traitors thesis argues that the USSR was on track for socialism until the death of Stalin when aContinue reading “Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?”

Series on Maoist Revisionism: On the “Socialism” of the Maoist Revisionists

From the Journal “Reorganization” by the KKE (1918-1955) The issue of socialism is today one of the most central positions in political and ideological struggle taking place between the Marxists – Leninists and revisionists of all shades (Khrushchev, Tito, Chinese, Euro-Communists). In theory, the scientific understanding of socialism to find pleria formulated and integrated inContinue reading “Series on Maoist Revisionism: On the “Socialism” of the Maoist Revisionists”

About the American Party of Labor (APL)

The American Party of Labor (APL) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States, founded in December, 2008. It follows the line of Marx-Engels-Lenin-Stalin and published The Red Phoenix. In the fallout of a global recession, the people of the United States stand in a position of economic uncertainty. There is no end to theContinue reading “About the American Party of Labor (APL)”

Crisis increases the demand for works of Karl Marx

The recent world crisis was an incentive to the demand of socialist literature, especially “Das Kapital” by Karl Marx, in which he rejects the fundamental basis of capitalism. In Sao Paulo, city bookshops already exhausted the sale of copies of works in less than a month. In the bookstore for example, the only works inContinue reading “Crisis increases the demand for works of Karl Marx”

Marxist Literary Criticism: Brief Guide

Along with psychoanalytical, feminist, and cultural criticism, Marxist literary criticism exemplifies what the French philosopher Paul Ricouer terms a “hermeneutics of suspicion.” These are approaches that concern themselves not with what the text says but what it hides. As Terry Eagleton, a leading Marxist critic, writes, the task of Marxist literary criticism “is to showContinue reading “Marxist Literary Criticism: Brief Guide”

Crisis Theory According to Marx

According to those who claim to understand Marxism but do not, in other words those that claim to understand Marxism the loudest, Marx dealt with reality like “cold, dead matter.” Of course, the authors of these theories have to resort to resolutions so flimsy that they can be seen through like glass, such as thisContinue reading “Crisis Theory According to Marx”