Educational Materials

The following presentations contain material from Consistent Democrats’ educationals, generally held on Sunday afternoons, which are useful for understanding the politics of revolutionary Marxism (most recent first).

The Revolution Betrayed, by Trotsky

The Revolution Betrayed Chapter 7 Part 2. 28th April 2024 – Family, Youth and Culture – – The Struggle Against the Youth. Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed Chapter 7 Part 1, 7th April 2024 – Family, Youth and Culture – Thermidor in the Family. Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed, Chapter 6, 24th March 2024 The Growth of Inequality and Social Antagonisms. Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed, Chapter 5, Part 3, 10th March 2024 The Soviet Thermidor – The Social Roots of Thermidor Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed, Chapter 5, Part 2, 25th February 2024 The Soviet Thermidor – The Degeneration of the Bolshevik Party. Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed, Chapter 5, Part 1, 4th February 2024 The Soviet Thermidor – Why Stalin Triumphed. Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed – Chapter 4 – 21st January 2024 The Struggle for the Productivity of Labour. Also available as a podcast.

The Revolution Betrayed – Chapter 3 – 17th December 2023 Socialism and the State

The Revolution Betrayed – Chapter 2 Part 2 – 3rd December 2023 A Sharp Turn: “Five-year Plan in Four Years” and “Complete Collectivization”

The Revolution Betrayed, Chapter 2, Part 1 – 19th November 2023 “Military Communism”, the “New Economic Policy” (NEP) and the Course Toward the Kulak

The Revolution Betrayed – Chapter 1 – 5th November 2023. Includes: 1. The Principal Indices of Industrial Growth. 2. Comparative Estimates of These Achievements 3. Production per capita of the Population

Trotsky Pamphlets and Essays

The Workers’ State, Thermidor and Bonapartism – 22nd October 2023. Discussion of Trotsky’s 1935 Essay

On Trotsky’s “The Class Nature of the Soviet State” – 8th October 2023. Discussion of Trotsky’s 1933 Essay.

Bonapartism and Fascism – 24th Sepember 2003. Discussion of Trotsky’s 1934 essay Bonapartism and Fascism.

Fascism: What is it? – 27th August 2023 Discussion of Trotsky’s Fascism: What it is and how to Fight it. (Pamphlet by Pioneer Publisheers, first published 1944.)