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Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... German Revolution Rosa Luxemburg Karl Liebknecht Leninism Communist International ...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... Here James explores the paradox about the founding of the Third Communist International in 1919 at a time of defeat. James discusses the German Revolution of 1918 and events in Austria and their stifling at the hands of Social Democratic governments. The isolation of German revolutionaries like...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This chapter explores how Stalin now looked to cultivate alliances with imperialist powers like Britain and France against the threat of Nazi Germany. It looks at the decision of the Soviet Union to join the League of Nations, and the decision of the Communist International to develop the theory...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This chapter is entitled “ 'After Hitler, Our Turn,' ” a quote from the Communist International in the run-up to Hitler’s Nazis’ seizure of power in Germany in 1933. The chapter is subtitled “The International Purged,” given the expulsion of supporters of Leon Trotsky from the Communist...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... the Third (Communist) International looks set to follow suit and support a new war. James argues that only Marxism can explain both world politics and the “new civilisation” represented by the Soviet Union, and it predicts a new process of world revolution unfolding in case of another war. War...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... Chapter 8 looks at two developments: the question of how to tackle “the kulak” or richer peasantry inside the Soviet Union, and the question of how the Communist International related to the British General Council of the Trades Union Congress during the 1926 General Strike in Britain. It looks...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... In this opening section C. L. R. James surveys the world situation in 1937 and looks at the looming interimperialist war. He notes the betrayal of internationalism and socialism when the Second International supported the Great War of 1914-18, and he notes how the Third (Communist) International...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... Trotskyist movement, as well as his relationship to others on the Left in 1930s Britain. It compares the work to other contemporary writings on the Communist International, including by Leon Trotsky and Franz Borkenau. The introduction looks at the reception and impact of the work when it appeared in 1937...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... bureaucracy were cautious about organizing an insurrection as Lenin would have done in those circumstances. James outlines how the theory of the United Front was developed by the Communist International in this period, but how this was cynically misinterpreted to avoid organizing a rising. The paralysis...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... seek to kill Leninism,” James writes, but he remains optimistic. A new interimperialist war is approaching and is likely to be followed by a new wave of revolution, which is likely to look for leadership not to the bankrupt Third Communist International but the genuinely revolutionary new Fourth...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... First International Second International Leninism Bolshevism Menshevism ...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6