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Left-wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder

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"Left-wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder." What did Lenin mean when he wrote this small pamphlet in 1919? While the situation in which Lenin was writing was vastly different than the struggles and environment we face today, there are many lessons we can learn that are critical to winning a better world.

Lenin's pamphlet raises many important questions. What is ultra-leftism? What does it look like today? How does it impede our movements?

Join the ISO for a discussion on this important pamphlet.

Thursday, Aug. 10th at 7PM
PSU, Smith Student Union, Room 296

Suggested readings:

Primary:

Adam Turl - Disorders of the Left Kind
http://www.isreview.org/issues/37/infantile.shtml

Additional:

Lenin - Left Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/

Peter Camejo - Liberalism, Ultraleftism, or Mass Action?
https://www.marxists.org/archive/camejo/1970/ultraleftismormassaction.htm