A Socialist Worker pamphlet by Tomáš Tengely-Evans
While the Soviet Union collapsed more than 30 years ago, Stalinism continues to cast a long shadow on the left.
Faced with the horrors of the system, some young socialists are attracted to Stalinism’s seemingly militant rejection of capitalism and imperialism.
In this pamphlet, Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues socialists shouldn’t mourn the collapse of the Soviet Union or look to state capitalism regimes such as China. What’s needed is that original spirit of working class self‑emancipation of the 1917 Russian Revolution that Stalinism buried.