Democracy and Socialism…the working class and its allies…struggles against all oppression…

revolutionary party…united-front coalitions…reforms vs. reformism…the state and revolution…

imperialism…national liberation…revolutionary internationalism…



What is the relationship of Lenin to the larger Marxist tradition?

 What is the relationship of Lenin’s ideas to the struggle for socialism, democracy, freedom?

What is the relationship of Lenin to the realities of our own time?


Panel at Left Forum


(sponsor: Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society)


Many have proclaimed "Goodbye to Lenin" since Communism’s collapse,

yet discussions and debates are re-emerging on his historical meaning,

his contemporary resonance, and his future relevance.





Chair: Immanuel Ness, Editor, Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society



August Nimtz, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, University of Minnesota; author of Marx and Engels: Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough

Helen C. Scott, Associate Professor of English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Vermont; editor, The Essential Writings of Rosa Luxemburg

Lars Lih, independent scholar; author of Bread and Authority in Russia 1914-1921 and Lenin Rediscovered

Paul Le Blanc, Professor of History, La Roche College; author of Lenin and the Revolutionary Party and Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience



At Left Forum COOPER UNION New York City (March 14-16)

àSATURDAY, MARCH 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Building and Room -- To Be Announced.


See “Haymarket Books” Table for the panelists’ books.