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“Left-wing” Communism: Reading and discussion guides

Sep 21, 2018

From "Man at the crossroads," by Diego Rivera. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

In July-October 2018, the Party for Socialism and Liberation undertook a party-wide study of Lenin’s “Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder. Here we share our edited materials so other communists and progressives can collectively study this key work. These materials include a reading and discussion guide, as well as answers to each.

PDFs of study materials:

Readings:

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Introduction In a recent book on the ongoing relevance of Walter Rodney’s work, Karim F. Hirji notes that, “as with scores of progressive intellectuals and activists of the past, the prevailing ideology functions to relegate Rodney into the deepest, almost...

Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August

Study, fast, train, fight: The roots of Black August

Editor's note: This article was initially published on Liberation School in 2019.   In August 1619, enslaved Africans touched foot in the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States for the first time. The centuries since have seen the...

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Introduction In a recent book on the ongoing relevance of Walter Rodney’s work, Karim F. Hirji notes that, “as with scores of progressive intellectuals and activists of the past, the prevailing ideology functions to relegate Rodney into the deepest, almost...