New and Forthcoming Books

As the stacks of unread books linger, titles appear on my list of new and forthcoming books I hope to be able to write something about in 2011: · Grace Lee Boggs, The Next American Revolution (University of California Press) Available April 2011, but the text of the first chapter (“These Are the Times to Grow Our […]

Raya Dunayevskaya on Bert Cochran and James P. Cannon

I never ceased to be amazed at the amount of S.W.P. nostalgia floating around out there (Alan Wald, Paul Le Blanc, etc). One consistent thread in much of this school of thought is the unnecessity of the many splits the party underwent in its history (for one example, see Paul Le Blanc’s “What Happened to […]

New Dunayevskaya text in Marxists Internet Archive

The Marxists Internet Archive has just made available a 1953 text by Raya Dunayevskaya, “Malenkov Pledges H-Bomb and Caviar.” This document appeared in Correspondence, the newspaper of the group that had been known as the Johnson-Forest Tendency until 1951, when its members openly broke with Trotskyism and left the Socialist Workers Party to embark upon […]

New Dunayevskaya text on Marxists Internet Archive

The Marxists Internet Archive has just made available one of Raya Dunayevskaya’s analyses of the political aftermath of Stalin’s death in March of 1953. “Russian Regime Cannot Afford a Beria Show Trial,” which appeared in Correspondence on January 9, 1954, recounts the execution of Lavrenti Beria, chief of the Russian secret police, in the context […]