Bordiga’s commentary on Lenin’s text ‘”Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder’, written in 1961. Lenin’s original work, often misrepresented as being against left-communism, is in fact a polemic against the tendencies now called councilism and utopianism, as Bordiga makes clear.
A 1918 article criticising the economic policy of Soviet Russia, arguing it was heading towards state capitalism.
A 1918 article criticising the foreign policy of Soviet Russia as an abandonment of internationalism.
The purpose of this brief text is to stimulate interest in the well-known concepts of the dialectical method employed by Marx in his economic and historical works. It is intended to serve as an intermediate step towards more extensive research, which must come to terms with a theme that is […]
Every so often we need to check our own political assumptions in order to critically evaluate our conduct in relation to what is currently going on. We also need to examine the behaviour of those who believe they are the repositories of who-knows-what coherence, with principles and methods that should […]
The habit has caught on, especially among the Communists of other countries, and we could add, through theoretical inertia, of confusing the Italian Left with Bordigism, or rather, with the name of Bordiga and with theoretical formulations that characterise his personal thinking. It has come about because this comrade was […]
This 1918 article criticises the formation of the Red Army as a replacement of the Red Guard militia, a crucial turning point in the degeneration of the Russian Revolution.
Introduction: The Mexican Communist Left appears after the bloody week of Barcelona in May 1937. It comes from a leftist split from Trotskyism against Trotsky’s politics of entryism in the socialist or “workers” parties. In the United States, the League of Revolutionary Workers was born in 1935. Hugo Oehler is the most famous figure […]
Our party has never made a fetish of Bordiga. Even when he was alive we openly disagreed with some of his principles, but mainly with the way his ideas were deformed by more than a few of his epigones when making use of his name. We are thus in better […]
An article published in the journal ‘Invariance’ in 1969, outlining the left-communist opposition to bourgeois democracy. Originally intended to be part of a much larger work, which was never completed.