The Heritage We Defend is the only genuine Marxist history of the Fourth International during the half century following the assassination of its founder, Leon Trotsky, in 1940.
Originally published in 1988, it reviews, with immense insight, the issues of theory, politics and principle that confronted the Fourth International during World War II and the post-war era. Remarkably, David North clearly and precisely anticipated the political crisis that erupted in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1989 and 1991, resulting in the dissolution of the Stalinist regimes. This new edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to develop a Marxist understanding of the history of the past 80 years in this new period of capitalist crisis, unprecedented social inequality, intensifying class struggle and the renewed threat of world war.
David North has played a leading role in the international socialist movement for forty-five years and is the chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party (US). His many published works include The Crisis of American Democracy; In Defence of Leon Trotsky; The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century; The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-left, and A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990-2016.
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November 30, 6pm
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