*The following article is a response to recent contributions to Communist Review. The pieces in question are 'The Social and Political Background to the Terror of 1937-8 in the Soviet Union' by John Ellison, and 'Stalin...
The British state presents itself as a liberal democracy to its people and the wider world. Here it is explained why the state is more accurately described as a semi-elected dictatorship.
Soldiers are many things, heroes is not one of them. Soldiers are class traitors, they are hired killers, they are as an infamous Facebook page declares “Tools of war”.
In liberal western culture the term ‘censorship’ has developed a pejorative meaning. Prevailing wisdom implies that a proponent of an act of censorship is almost guilty of a linguistic error. The pressures...
What was Karl Marx theory of social transformation? Are the charges of bourgeois academics; that Marx betrayed his early works, justified?
Scotland's most successful football club is on the verge of death. Here are some reasons to celebrate its passing.
A study of the Nemanjic Dynasty of Serbia and the role of religion in the process of state formation and sustenance.
What would life be like with no state, no government, no authority? Where do rights come from? These are questions many philosophers have wrestled with. Here the accounts of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are explored...
An Appraisal of the Politcal Life and Legacy of Fidel Castro.
Was Soviet Foreign Policy under the leadership of Lenin driven by pragmatism or ideology?
An evaluation of the accounts of political life given by both Aristotle and Niccolo Machievelli.
This piece offers an alternative to the bourgeois narrative of the demise of the Soviet Union. Notions of a "collapse" are challenged by analysis of the objective material conditions existing in the end days...