John Hutynk has written a defence of Marx’s later views on India. His multi-faceted article on the subject was published … More
Author: Joseph Ball
Why Has There Been No Communist Comeback in Eastern Europe?
The return of the market system to Eastern Europe can be seen as largely a failure, even in its own … More
New Article Published: Does socialism really lead to economic failure? The USSR and COMECON Eastern Europe before 1989
My new article has been published in the Journal of Labor and Society: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467 Based on important new figures from … More
China: Victim of Imperialism not Perpetrator
The Left is making a historic error by endorsing the line that China is an imperialist power. Leftists of all … More
Corbyn’s Defeat and Irish Liberation
Corbyn’s defeat in the UK general election illustrates the point made by Marx, Lenin and Stalin that no country that … More
Mao, Stalin, the Eastern Bloc and Today’s Global Crisis
This blog is about history, but history is little use unless we can apply it to the present. What do … More
Stalin’s USSR: An Economic Super-Achiever
In the past, the Soviet Union of Stalin’s time and indeed, the China of the Mao era were seen as … More
Sun Jingxian and the Myth of Mao’s Genocide. The Last Word?
New research in China seems to have finally demolished the myth that tens of millions died due to the actions … More
The Need for Planning and the Decline of the Soviet Economy
My article defending the record of Soviet socialist economic planning was published by the online Marxist journal Cultural Logic: The … More
Mao’s Great Famine?
Click for full article: Mao Did Not Want Half of China to Starve A few years ago an important historical … More