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IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide

  IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: Class 1   READINGA.   Anti-imperialist Struggle is Key to Liberation, Leon Trotsky B. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Sections I- VII [66 pages]   DISCUSSION POINTS Why does capitalist competition inevitably lead to the formation of monopolies? What does Lenin mean when he says that capitalist monopolies are … Continue reading

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What Is To BE DONE? study guide

Note:   Few of Lenin’s works are more controversial than What Is To Be Done.”  WITBD supposedly demonstrates Lenin’s contempt for workers and their ability to achieve class consciousness as well as the seeds of a later Stalinism. Like many of Lenin’s writings, WITBD was intended to address urgent political tasks in Russia under conditions of … Continue reading

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Study Guide: LEFT-WING’ COMMUNISM

Study Guide: LEFT-WING’ COMMUNISM (Class 1) READING A.  Lenin, ‘Left- Wing‘ Communism -An Infantile Disorder, Sections I-VI [32 pages] SUPPLEMENTARY READING B   Trotsky, “The School of Revolutionary Strategy,” The First Five Years of the Communist International, Vol. 2 C   Sectarianism, Centrism, and the Fourth International, Trotsky DISCUSSION POINTS 1 What were the principal stages in the development … Continue reading