MIA: Subject Archive: Stalinism: Documents


“Trotsky did not understand the essential character and specific nature of the development of the basic contradiction of capitalism in the imperialist epoch, he did not understand the law of uneven development. This is the first reason for his denial of the possibility of a victory for socialism in one country. According to Trotsky the contradiction between the proletariat and peasantry in the U.S.S.R. is the same sort of contradiction as the contradiction between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie in a capitalist economy and, in his opinion, is to be resolved in the same way as the second—by international revolution. . . Practice has gloriously confirmed the theory of the possibility of a victory for socialism in one country.”—A Textbook of Marxist Philosophy.

In Defense of Stalinism


1921: Our Disagreements on the Trade-Union Question, J.V. Stalin

1937: A Textbook of Marxist Philosophy, The Leningrad Institute of Philosophy

1939: History of the C.P.S.U. (Short Course)
1939: Dialectical and Historical Materialism, J.V. Stalin

1980: Eurocommunism is Anti-Communism, Enver Hoxha


Foreign Policy

1941: Russia on the March: a study of Soviet Foreign Policy, J.T. Murphy

1943: On the Dissolution of the Communist International, L.L. Sharkey


On Stalin

1939: Stalin, Friend of the Chinese People, Mao Zedong

1939: Joseph Stalin’s Sixtieth Birthday, Earl Browder

1939: Lenin and Stalin as Mass Leaders, William Z. Foster

1940s: Stalin — The Lenin of To-day, L.L. Sharkey

1949: Stalin and the Soviet Armed Forces, Nikolai Bulganin
1949: Comrade Stalin—Leader of Progressive Mankind, G. M. Malenkov

1953: Stalin and the Future, R. Palme Dutt

1953: Stalin’s Legacy, James Klugmann

1953: Tribute to Stalin, William Gallacher

1953: Tribute to Stalin, Jawaharlal Nehru

1956: Stalin’s Place in History, Mao Zedong

1961: On the Steps taken by the CPSU against Stalin, Shibdas Ghosh

1970: Stalin, Maurice Thorez

1979: With Stalin: Memoirs from my Meetings with Stalin, Enver Hoxha

1999: Stalin: The Myth and the Reality, Bill Bland


On Trotskyism

1924: Trotskyism or Leninism?, J.V. Stalin

1925: The Resignation of Trotsky—Trotskyism: A Peril to the Party, Andrew Rothstein
1925: The Errors of Trotskyism, Murphy, Zinoviev, Stalin, Kamenev, Sokolnikov, Kuusinen, Krupskaya

1933: Trotsky on the Russian Revolution, Andrew Rothstein

1935: Trotskyism: Counter-Revolutiuon in Disguise, Moissaye J. Olgin

1937: Defeat of Trotskyism, Marjorie Pollitt

1938: Fascist Agents Exposed in the Moscow Trials, R. Page Arnot & Tim Buck

1939: Trotskyism and Its Helpers, Josip Broz Tito

1942: Clear Out Hitler’s Agents, Bill Wainwright