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Unearthing hidden histories: an interview with Ian Birchall

An interview with socialist historian Ian Birchall. Ian's work has has involved researching and reevaluating lesser-known revolutionaries and activists from the Global South.

Paul Foot: a rediscovered interview

Paul Foot was a prominent journalist, writer and revolutionary socialist. Here we present an interview with him conducted in 1996.
David Widgery book review

It Moves!

Barnaby Raine finds much to admire in Against Miserabilism, a new edition of writings by the late socialist author David Widgery

Peter Sedgwick and the British Left

Peter Sedgwick (1934-83) was a lifelong socialist activist and writer. Apart from his work to bring Victor Serge to the English speaking world, and his critical writings on psychiatry, Sedgwick produced a series of political pieces covering the 1950s to the...

Socialism from below

Dan Swain discusses the contested ambitions and leaderships within our movements. This article was originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine.  Throughout the history of socialist movements and ideas, the fundamental...

Is Leninism dead?

Phil Gasper member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and is editor of The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document continues a discussion on Leninism, responding...

Paul Le Blanc replies to Ian Birchall on Lenin and Leninism

Paul Le Blanc, author of Unfinished Leninism, has replied to Ian Birchall's discussion article on Leninism over at SocialistWorker.org. In an article titled Leninism, No? Paul sets out "a sense of what I mean...

Lenin: Yes! Leninism: No?

A discussion article by Ian Birchall, historian and author of Tony Cliff: a Marxist for his time It is currently a commonplace on the left and not-so-left to announce that Leninism is dead. Indeed, one might...

World War One: The main enemy was at home

Karl Liebknecht's burning words of opposition to the imperialist slaughter of World War One.

The evolution of the Scottish independence question

Historian and socialist activist Neil Davidson's responds to questions about his article 'Yes: a non-nationalist argument for Scottish independence' about how his position on Scottish independence has developed.