“The proletariat has sufficient reasons to overthrow and to chase out the Stalinist bureaucracy, corrupt to the bone. But precisely because of that it cannot directly or indirectly leave this task to Hitler or to the Mikado. Stalin overthrown by … Continue reading World War Two Part 2: Not One Step Back!
The Soviet state was put to the test by the rise of Hitler in Germany and the outbreak of the Second World War shortly thereafter. This test, which demonstrated the Soviet Union’s ability, not only to survive the German invasion, … Continue reading A Friendship Tried by Fire
Khrushchev’s speech to the 20th Party Congress represented a partial and very carefully framed denunciation of some aspects of the Stalin regime. Khrushchev charged that Stalin had a cult of personality- where every success was credited to him and every … Continue reading Why did Khrushchev denounce Stalin?
It is often said that the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 took the world by surprise. To a certain extant is is true; no bourgeois party showed any degree of foresight or understanding of events. Yet the fall … Continue reading The Revolution Extinguished: Stalinism and the Fall of the USSR