History & Theory

This section deals with the major aspects of Marxist theory: dialectical materialism, historical materialism, Marxist economics, the class nature of the USSR, the colonial revolution, and more.

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The Revolution Betrayed – a Marxist masterpiece

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 26 June 2015
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Optimized-RevBetrayedAd2This week Wellred Books, the publishing house of the IMT, is for the first time publishing The Revolution Betrayed by Leon Trotsky. Trotsky's masterful analysis of the Soviet Union, written during degeneration in the 1930s, provides both an excellent rebuttal to right-wing critiques of socialism "in practice" and many lessons for the success of future revolutions. We publish here Alan Woods' introduction to the new edition. Order your copy now from Wellred Books.

 

200 years since the Battle of Waterloo: A Battle that changed world history

Written by Alan Woods Thursday, 18 June 2015
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Battle of Waterloo 1815The Battle of Waterloo - 200 years ago, on 18th June 1815 - was the last great event that marked the end of that great historical process that was begun in 1789 by the Great French Revolution. With the defeat of Napoleon, the last flickering embers of the fires lit by revolutionary France were extinguished. A long, grey period settled down on Europe like a thick coat of suffocating dust. The forces of triumphant reaction seemed firmly in the saddle.

 

Greek Civil War: The 1944-45 Dekemvriana and the lessons for today

Written by Nina Christou Wednesday, 17 June 2015
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EAM-National-Liberation-Front-Unity-makes-strenghtWhile Greece is faced with one of the biggest crises in its history, Greek bourgeois historians and politicians are trying to re-write history with their main focus on events that took place before and after Nazi occupation. These years were marked by massive poverty, hunger and oppression that led to a great wave of militancy amongst the Greek workers, peasants and youth.

 

Marxist Philosophy and Modern Science - Introduction to the ebook edition of Reason in Revolt

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 12 June 2015
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reasoninrevoltOn the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of Reason in Revolt - Marxist philosophy and modern science, we are proud to announce its republication in e-book format by Wellred Books in the near future. Here we bring the introduction to the new e-book edition.

 

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