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How did Stalin become the leader of the Soviet Union?

How and when did Joseph Stalin come to power? Stalin is remembered as one of the bloodiest tyrants in the history of the world. He was the absolute ruler of the Soviet Union and later of the Communist bloc in Easter Europe. 172 more words


Physics, Materialism, Causality, Statistics – and Vladimir Lenin

Mathematics falls from grace (Part 2)

By the time modern Statistics arose, the mechanical conception of nature (discussed in Part 1) had already greatly broken down, under the impact of its own achievements.  2,496 more words

Working Class

In Defense of October: a Reply to Chris Trotter

Guest post by Terry Coggan, a New Zealand Marxist and trade unionist.

Chris Trotter manages to inflict so much injury on historical truth in his short article marking this month’s centenary of the Russian Revolution (read Trotter’s article… 2,687 more words

Class Struggle

The nervous moment of insurrection

The October revolution which brought to power the Bolshevik regime in Russia one hundred years ago was both the greatest achievement of the working class, and a watershed which conditioned in one way or another the whole course of world history for the remainder of the twentieth century. 3,281 more words

Class Struggle

Larissa Reisner and the German revolution of 1923

In a vain effort to escape from the disgusting trivia of the New Zealand elections, I have been reading Hamburg at the Barricades, Larissa Reisner’s1 account of the failed German revolution of 1923. 1,935 more words

Class Struggle

(A post for Susan if and when she has the time . . .)

Source: Marxists Internet Archive

By Paul Mattick 1938

Was the Bolshevik Revolution a Failure?

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