At Communist University 2011, Ben Lewis launched his new book (a collaboration with Lars T. Lih). For the first time, it makes the important speeches of Zinoviev and Martov to the conference of the USPD in Halle in 1920 available in the English language.
In the first of three talks at Communist University 2010, historian Lars T Lih talks about Lenin’s famous pamphlet, What is to be done?
In the second of three talks in his series on rediscovering Lenin, historian Lars T Lih looks at Lenin’s April Theses and some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding it.
Historian Lars T Lih addresses Communist University 2010 on the thorny question of Lenin, the Bolsheviks and political freedom. Taking a historical perspective, he traces the role of political freedom from Marx and Engels onwards.
Historian Marc Mulholland talks about Marx’s understanding of the proletariat at Communist University 2010
Using new archival research, Canadian scholar Lars T Lih spoke to a London Communist Forum meeting about the ‘April debates’ and their impact on Bolshevik strategy through to October 1917
Ben Lewis addresses Communist University 2010 on the significance of Grigory Zinoviev’s famous four-hour speech held at Halle congress of the German Independent Social Democrats (USPD) in October 1920.
Lars Lih continues his series on Lenin with a discussion of Lenin’s reaction to Kautsky’s betrayal of socialism in 1914 by supporting German Social Democracy voting for war credits
Jack Conrad discusses 30 years since the founding of the Leninist faction of the ‘official’ Communist Party of Great Britain before its liquidation in 1991.
The faction took up the banner of the CPGB and now organises as the CPGB, publishing the Weekly Worker.
Lars Lih completes his series on Lenin at Communist University 2009 by looking at the gambles Lenin made in taking power in 1917.
Canadian academic Lars Lih sums up the debate following his talk on Lenin and Kautsky’s relationship at the Communist Party of Great Britain’s annual school, Communist University.