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Thursday, July 2 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lenin's "Left-Wing" Communism

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This talk will summarize the main points of Lenin's famous 1920 pamphlet against the "ultra-lefts" of his day, and discuss the shortcomings of ultra-leftism in today's contexts.

Recommended readings:
• Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder by V. I. Lenin
What is to be done? Burning questions of our movement by V. I. Lenin
• Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!: Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress, 1920, 2 volumes. Some of proceedings available at the Marxist Internet Archive.
• Lenin, Collected Works, Volume 31
    • Theses on Fundamental Tasks of The Second Congress Of The Communist International
• Peter Camejo, “Liberalism, ultraleftism, or mass action”, 14 June 1970.
• Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922 edited by John Riddell

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
• Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder by V. I. Lenin
• What is to be done? Burning questions of our movement by V. I. Lenin
• Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!: Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress, 1920, 2 volumes.
• Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922 edited by John Riddell

Speakers
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Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is a member of the International Socialist Organization in Chicago. 


Thursday July 2, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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