At the Tehran Conference in 1943, Churchill told Stalin and Roosevelt that history would be kind to him, as he would write that history. Is he worthy of such historical kindness?
*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 and Khrushchev' by Andrew...
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 of this cultural orthodoxy can result in denial of censorship‘s occurrence, even when...
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 and contrasted.
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 of the world's first worker's state.