Revolutions are preceded by preparatory periods of ferment and debate, clarification of ideas, perspectives, and tasks. There is a growing sense that society is at an impasse, while at the same time, history is accelerating and great events are coming. This pushes broader layers of society into political activity, and there is a thirst for ideas: How can we explain the crisis of the system? How can communists win over the working class? What is the path to socialism in our lifetime?

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Bolshevism and the Arab Revolution

From a Marxist point of view, the Bolshevik Revolution was the greatest single event in world history. Why? Because here, for the first time, if we exclude the heroic but tragic episode of the Paris […]

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When the Socialist Party Was a Factor in US Politics: Lessons in Party Building

In this article, the conditions for socialist revolution are analyzed, looking at the experience of the Socialist Party of America.

For a United Anti-War Movement: Statement by the WIL

The Workers International League enthusiastically endorses ANSWER’s May 31 call for a peaceful, legal, united front antiwar demonstration. The basic unifying slogan “End the War Now!” can effectively mobilize the millions of workers and youth […]