Engels as a Strategist of Socialism
200 years after his birth, a look back at the "First Red Clausewitz"
Matías MaielloDecember 6, 2020
An Introduction to the Kautsky Debate
All of a sudden, socialists in the U.S. have started talking about Karl Kautsky. Why? We provide an overview of the debate for comrades who haven't been following it.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 23, 2019
Lenin, Kautsky, and the State
Did Lenin ever really break with Karl Kautsky? Lars Lih says no. But Lenin was clear about the need for the working class to smash the bourgeois state.
Christopher BaumJuly 20, 2019
Anti-Imperialism and Socialism—A Reply to Charlie Post
The struggle for consistent anti-imperialism is a question of the first order for the socialist movement. A contribution to the current debate about the legacy of Karl Kautsky, focusing on the concept of the “labor aristocracy.”
Matías MaielloJune 23, 2019
Reformism and Imperialism – A Reply to Matias Maiello
It is reformists’ fetish of the capitalist nation-state that leads them invariably to adapt to their “own” imperialism. This is a contribution to the ongoing debate about the legacy of Karl Kautsky.
Charlie PostJune 5, 2019
Revolution or Attrition: Reading Kautsky Between the Lines
Karl Kautsky argued that one could switch from a “strategy of attrition” to a “strategy of overthrow” as the situation changed. In this piece, one of the authors of “Socialist Strategy and Military Art” argues that these two strategies are irreconcilable.
Matías MaielloJune 2, 2019
When the North Star Turned Red: Against Reconciliation
The working class had seized power in Finland. Yet the bourgeoisie won the civil war and murdered tens of thousands of Reds. How was this possible? What lessons can we learn from the defeat?
Nathaniel FlakinMay 26, 2019
Social Democracy and Imperialism: The Problem with Kautsky
The ongoing debate about the legacy of Karl Kautsky has touched on many issues of socialist strategy today. In this article, originally published in the magazine Ideas de Izquierda from Argentina, the author focuses on a central question: imperialism.
Matías MaielloMay 25, 2019
Does Lenin Apply Today? What Is To Be Done Now?
The current debate about Karl Kautsky's legacy is not simply a historical one about Kautsky and Lenin, but an informative discussion among socialists about what we should do today. This second installment will address the current debates in the U.S., particularly the question of whether socialists should support Bernie Sanders, and argue that Lenin remains an important political reference point for struggle and revolution in our times.
Nathan MooreMay 23, 2019
Does Lenin Apply Today? Historical Lessons from Chile
The current debate about Karl Kautsky's legacy is not simply a historical one about Kautsky and Lenin, but an informative discussion among socialists about what we should do today. This first installment will address the historical discussion, particularly the example of Chile.
Nathan MooreMay 22, 2019