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Left Voice

February 10, 2022

A Journey Through the Life of Leon Trotsky on the Anniversary of His Assassination

Yesterday was the anniversary of the murderous attack on Leon Trotsky by a Stalinist agent. He died on this day in 1940. Here is a glimpse into the life of the great Russian revolutionary.

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 Montag

July 30, 2021

Reconnecting Gramsci to the Traditions of Revolutionary Marxism: A Review of “Hegemonía y Lucha de Clases”

Juan Dal Maso’s "Hegemonía y lucha de clases. Tres ensayos sobre Trotsky, Gramsci y el marxismo" represents an ambitious attempt to rethink the relation of Gramsci to the traditions of revolutionary Marxism, by means of a critique of those positions that emphasised the possibility of a reformist reading of Gramsci and of an attempt to suggest that Gramsci and Trotsky faced the same open challenges of redefining revolutionary strategy.

Panagiotis Sotiris

April 7, 2021

In Defense of the Transitional Program

Why Trotsky’s method is crucial for creating a socialist program today.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 4, 2021

Trotsky, Gramsci, and the Emergence of the Working Class as Hegemonic Subject

Employing the words of Trotsky and Gramsci, the authors analyze the development of the working class as a social and political subject in “Western” countries, with their complex socio-political structures. To argue against the idea of conquering spaces within the regime and coexisting peacefully with the bureaucracies of the mass movement, as well as against the adaptation to administering the state’s social assistance or to the current structure of unions, they draw on Trotsky’s writings on France, in which he introduces the concept of “committees of action” of the vanguard and sectors of the masses as a way to unify and coordinate their struggles.

Matías Maiello

March 13, 2021

That’s Not “How Fascism Works”

Jason Stanley’s book How Fascism Works shows the pitfalls of liberals’ approach to fascism.

Madeleine Freeman

March 7, 2021

Permanent Revolution in Iran

The revolution that began 42 years ago offers lessons for how to beat imperialism and reactionary governments.

Maryam Alaniz

February 7, 2021

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

Scott Cooper

January 23, 2021