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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WWI – Part Fifteen: How revolution ended the First World War

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 20 June 2016
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revolution ends ww1-Public Domain - cropFor the soldiers, the war was a seemly unending nightmare; for the civilians on the home front, especially the women, hardly less so. In the end large tracts of Europe lay wasted, millions were dead or wounded. The great majority of casualties were from the working class. Survivors lived on with severe mental trauma. The streets of every European city were full of limbless veterans. Nations were bankrupt—not just the losers, but also the victors.

 

WWI – Part Fourteen: The Middle East and the Sykes-Picot treaty - A poisonous legacy

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 03 June 2016
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sykes picot map-credit paola porsiaThe frontiers of the Arab world today are the product of a secret plan drawn in pencil on a map of the Levant in May 1916 in a deal struck between British and French imperialism at the height of the First World War. Worked out one hundred years ago, the Sykes-Picot agreement is now synonymous with imperial deceit, cynicism and treachery.

 

Amílcar Cabral and the African Revolution - Part Two

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Thursday, 02 June 2016
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amilcar cabral-credit public domain casacomum dot orgHere we publish part two of our article about the African revolutionary, Amílcar Cabral.

 

WWI – Part Thirteen: 1916–17 - the turning of the tide

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 27 May 2016
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german-revolution-ends-horror-of-war-2Dialectics explains how, sooner or later, things can change into their opposite. The First World War is a very good example of this. In the first period of the war reaction was firmly in the saddle.

 

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