Editors' Blog

Lessions and Conclusions from Lenin's "Left-Wing" Communism an Infantile Disorder by Thomas Riggins

In the last chapter, the tenth, of his 1920 book "Left-Wing" Communism an Infantile Disorder" Lenin looks back over the previous nine chapters and then draws several conclusions about the then current state of the world struggle for socialism and also predicts some future developments.

Lenin on "Left-Wing" Communism in Great Britain by Thomas Riggins

There was no Communist Party in Great Britain when Lenin wrote "Left-Wing" Communism an Infantile Disorder [LWC]  (the Communist Party of Great Britain was founded a few months later at the end of July 1920).

Lenin on the Need for Political Compromise by Thomas Riggins

 Current political struggles often echo those of the past.

Lenin on Marxism and Bourgeois Democracy by Thomas Riggins

In chapter seven of "'Left-Wing' Communism an Infantile Disorder" Lenin addresses himself to the ultra-left claim that socialists should no longer work with or be members of bourgeois parliaments.

Lenin on "Reactionary" Trade Unions by Thomas Riggins

One of the most difficult questions facing any socialist movement is its relation to the trade unions.

The Russian Revolution: An Essential Condition for Success

Thomas RigginsIn the second chapter of his 1920 work "Left Wing" Communism an Infantile Disorder, Lenin discusses what he considers to have been an essential condition for the victory of the Bolsheviks.

The Russian Revolution Today?

In 1920 Lenin expressed his views on the international significance of the Russian Revolution [Chapter 1 of "Left Wing" Communism an Infantile Disorder].

Say no to protectionism

Editor: A provocative discussion of the need for better Left tactical targetting on trade and globalization issues.

Thoughts On Left Criticism of Obama

Thoughts  on Left criticism of Obama: The Left press and blogosphere is rife with analyses on the mistakes of the Obama administration that allegedly 'caused' the Republican resurgence in the mid-term elections.