The Worker Bees of the Comintern
The Communist International was not only a revolutionary organization, but also an employer. Brigitte Studer's global history of the Comintern, “Travelers of World Revolution,” was just published in English by Verso Books.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 20, 2023
The Communist Women’s International, in English for the First Time
An Interview with historians Daria Dyakovona and Mike Taber about their new book with documents from the Communist Women’s International
Josefina L. MartínezJuly 11, 2023
Ruth Fischer: The Ongoing Fascination of the Ultra-left
Ruth Fischer was the chairwoman of the Communist Party of Germany in the mid-1920s, before she became a supporter of McCarthy. Her ultra-left policies continue to provoke discussions among socialists. A massive biography by Mario Keßler offers some lessons for revolutionary strategy today.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 3, 2022
A Welcome and Necessary Encounter Between Trotsky and Gramsci
The following is Warren Montag's foreword to the new book by Argentinian Marxist Juan Dal Maso entitled "Hegemony and Class Struggle. Trotsky, Gramsci and Marxism" released by Palgrave Publishing House on July 28th.
Warren MontagJuly 30, 2021
Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique
John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021