By Ian Birchall
Once, they fought to lead the workers to power. By the end of the Second World War, however, the Communist Parties had become the parties of order in the West; of counter-revolution in the East; of betrayal in Asia and Latin America.
Berlin in 1953, Hungary 1956, Indonesia 1965, Czechoslovakia and France 1968, Italy 1969, and Chile in 1973...
Ian Birchall provides this crucial history of the destructive role played by so-called “communists” in the second half of the twentieth century, and argues for the continued importance of fighting for a genuine revolutionary alternative.