The Failure of History: Twenty years ago, a wall came down all over Europe — George Watson recalls the idea that fell. A review of The Red Flag: A History of Communism by David Priestland (and more and more and more and more). Daniel Bensaid on the powers of communism. An interview with Tariq Ali on The Idea of Communism. A review of Engels: A Revolutionary Life by John Green and Marx’s General: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels by Tristram Hunt (and more and more). From Links, an article on Rosa Luxemburg and Marxist politics. Paul Kellogg (Trent): Leninism: It's Not What You Think. A review of Conspirator: Lenin in Exile by Helen Rappaport. A review of Stalin's Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky by Bertrand Patenaude (and more and more and more and more) and Trotsky: A Biography by Robert Service (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). A review of The Marxism of Leon Trotsky by Kunal Chattopadhyay and Western Marxism and the Soviet Union by Marcel van der Linden. Peter Thomas on the revolutionary ideas of Antonio Gramsci (and more). What is Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism?: Only then, can one understand what Maoism is all about. An interview with Stephen Lucas on Soviet law. An interview with Robert Service on books on Totalitarian Russia. Maurice Isserman takes measure of the unlamented socialist paradise, twenty years after its demise (and more on the Velvet Philosophical Revolution). Now that Marxism is dead, so it is said, we can read Marx afresh — yet to do so, previous interpretations of Marx need to be corrected. Why did Communism end when it did? Archie Brown discusses the contributions of historians to the understanding of Communism and why it failed.

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