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Lenin and Stalin, 1922. Photo: Public Domain

Did Lenin inevitably lead to Stalin?

There was nothing inevitable about the grotesque transformation of Russia’s fledgeling workers’ state into Stalin’s Soviet Union, explains John Westmoreland in the third of his three-part series

  • Written by John Westmoreland
  • Category: History
Warhol’s Lenin (detail)

1917: Lenin and workers’ power

Lenin’s greatest contribution to history was his leading role in the Russian Revolution of 1917, when workers entered the stage of history, writes John Westmoreland in the second of his three-part series

  • Written by John Westmoreland
  • Category: History
Lenin in disguise, Russia, August 1917. Photo: pxhere

Lenin and revolutionary organisation

On the 150th anniversary of Lenin's birth, John Westmoreland, in the first of a three-part series, takes on the myths and distortions to reveal the politics at the heart of the Bolshevik party up to 1917

  • Written by John Westmoreland
  • Category: History
Marx-Engels Forum. Photo: Flickr/fhwrdh

Engels on nature and humanity

In the third of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost this excerpt from an upcoming short book on Engels' contribution to Marxian political economy by Michael Roberts

  • Written by Michael Roberts
  • Category: Engels 200