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the form of communism advocated by Leon Trotsky

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Here begins a trilogy on US Trotskyism that is part of the projected six-volume series Dissident Marxism in the United States.
Her goal is first to highlight his passage from Trotskyism to neoconservatism and second to explore Bellows opinions on a variety of controversial issues such as class, race and gender, and ethnic belonging, specifically in relation to Israel, American Jews, and the Holocaust.
The Bolshevik Party's Struggle against Trotskyism in the Post-October Period (Moscow: Progress, 1970).
Meanwhile, five new political parties have popped up on Costa Rica's increasingly populated political stage, covering the full ideological spectrum, from right to far left--in this case, Trotskyism.
We exist in a quite different universe from the political environments that produced Diderot, writing about the Salon on the eve of the French Revolution; or Baudelaire on Courbet in the wake of the Revolutions of 1848; or even Greenberg, writing about Abstract Expressionism at a time when Trotskyism was still a serious, if increasingly untenable, political position.
CD fought against the early manifestations of neoliberalism, particularly the Canada--US Free Trade Agreement, and we covered the demise at that time of the small but vigorous far left organizations--various forms of Trotskyism and Maoism, for example.
However, in the Gwent valleys the spirit of Bevanite Trotskyism is still alive and well and I'm sure that Karl Francis sees himself as the perpetuator of that tradition.
Anyone familiar with Dowson and his commitment to orthodox Trotskyism, coloured by a fixation on NDP entryism, can appreciate how far from the mark it is to see Dowson as either some kind of equivalent to Shachtman or congenial to the New Left, encouraging its political sensibilities.
Cannon, the founder of American Trotskyism and a lifelong revolutionary who was very familiar with the politics and theory of Marxism, Stalinism, and Trotskyism, and therefore the issues of the novel.
The author illustrates his activism and leadership through his thought and attitudes, personality, and actions and behaviors, their meaning, and how they fit with his policy and practice, as well as the influence of Trotskyism and of Militant and the SSP.
He was spurned by contemporary leftist political groups, which rejected his brand of Trotskyism.
The easy assumptions about Leninism, the Popular Front, and the Soviet Union - let alone the purported irrelevance of Trotskyism - will remind even a generous and historically sensitive reader of Hobsbawm's political formation and generational prejudices.
Pennybacker skillfully traces the disparate and sometimes dissonant ideological strands influencing British approaches to racial politics in the 1930s, including Third International Communism, Trotskyism, Laborite social democracy, black nationalism, Pan-Africanism, liberal descendants of the British Abolitionist movement, antifascism, and anticolonial independence movements.
In the 1920s, he was a Soviet-style Communist; in 1929 he cofounded American Trotskyism as a close associate of Leon Trotsky; in 1940 he founded the post-Trotsky is t Independent Socialist League, which espoused what Shachtman called "Third Camp" revolutionary socialism; in the 1950s his theory of "democratic Marxism" provided the ideological scaffolding for democratic socialists who considered themselves too "hard" to be Norman Thomas Socialists; in the 1960s he moved to the right, joined the Socialist Party, and cozied up to the leadership of the AFL-CIO; subsequently he was revered by neoconservatives as a champion of militantly anticommunist trade unionism.
The new waves of political extremism-- revolutionary Trotskyism, French, Italian and Dutch far-right parties, anti-globalization movements, etc--were taken by the researchers of this third generation as case studies for their ongoing theoretical works.