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Editorial: What Socialism is Really About

Prior to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, there was an understanding among many workers, that socialism was a society of common ownership of the means of living where the state, money and national frontiers would be rendered obsolete, and that it could be established peacefully and democratically.

That all changed after the Bolsheviks seized power. The Bolshevik leaders understood that socialism could only be achieved worldwide and hoped that the revolution would spread to the West. Lenin admitted that what existed in the new Soviet state was really state capitalism. After the failure of similar uprisings in Europe, their hopes were dashed. Stalin, as the new Soviet leader, came to terms with this reality by promulgating the theory of ‘Socialism in One Country’ to describe the regime.

The Secrets of the Incas

'The Secrets of the Incas: How they relate to today's problems'

Recorded at Head Office

Recorded: 
Sunday, 24 June 2012

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The Socialist Party's latest pamphlet

The State and the Socialist Revolution

'Why the Russian Revolution Wasn't a Socialist Revolution'

A reprint of Russian Marxist Julius Martov’s pamphlet 'The State and the Socialist Revolution'.
With an introduction by the Socialist Party, on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik coup in Russia.


Cover price £2.00.

Copies from the Socialist Party, 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN for £3.50 including P & P. Cheques payable to ‘The Socialist Party of Great Britain’.

Price: £3.50
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