[Issued in 1937 as a corrective to bureaucratic, commandist, as well as tailist errors, On Practice, along with its elaborative but independent philosophical counterpart On Contradiction, remain the best distillations of the Marxist method, and the best correctives to doctrinaire sterility, as well as errors “left” and right. On the 124th anniversary of the birth […]

an infamous “struggle session” underway¬† Introduction and Method As readers comb through tendencies and currents of Marxism, the system of thoughts known as ‘Maoism’ always catches an eye. Perhaps because of its historical connotation with guerrilla movements, people’s wars, popular armies, and the like. Perhaps because of its conflation with a more (albeit ‘totalitarian’) simplistic […]

Intrinsic to the revolutionary experience of Communism has been the tool of social investigation and its broad application throughout the tenure of socialists. In Lenin’s 1902 pamphlet What is to be Done?¬†we see some of the first concrete evidence of social investigation performed as Lenin details his analysis of the Russian political climate and what […]