I found and scanned the original 1918 edition of Bogdanov’s collection of essays called Вопросы социализма [Problems of Socialism]. These essays are all available in the 1990 version of the book with the same title – that edition contained many more essays and can be found online as well. The original 1918 edition included only […]
I added a link to a small pamphlet from 1904 – Наши недоразумения – to the ‘Main Works’ page. This is Bogdanov’s early intervention in the post-Second Congress’ ‘nasty squabble’ (i.e. intense debates regarding what happened at the 1903 Congress that resulted in a split within formerly more or less unified Iskra group).
Grigorii Alexinsky went through many stages of his political development and was at one point a very active member of Vpered group based in Paris. However, due to his rather combative personality, he quickly fell out with Bogdanov and other members of Vpered. He did claim to be a founding member (and even a leader) […]
Brill’s Bogdanov Library is publishing our next volume in December 2019 – David Rowley’s translation of all three volumes of Empiriomonism. More information here.
The fourth issue of Geneva’s section newspaper Vpered again emphasizes the need for all ‘internationalists’ to unite against the war – the only solution is to end the war as soon as possible, any military ‘success’ only supports the existing order, workers fighting against one another in the name of their national interests are acting […]
The third issue of Vpered newspaper (based in Geneva) continues the theme of Zimmerwald internationalism and the founding of the New International. The issue came out between the first Zimmerwald Conference and the second Zimmerwald Conference (in Kienthal) that took place in April of 1916. The main opening text is a short report on the […]
The second issue of Vpered newspaper (published by the group in Geneva) is dedicated to the discussion of The Zimmerwald Conference that took place in September of 1915. The long editorial declares the group’s alliance with internationalism (against various national-patriotic arguments that socialists must align with their respective governments). There is no need to recall […]
The final installment of my series on Vpered publications: six issues of Vpered newspaper + 1 May Day issue from 1915 to 1917. This newspaper was published by Geneva section, led by Lebedev-Polianskii and with support of Lunacharskii who then lived in Switzerland. After February Revolution Vpered group merged with Interdistrict group (межрайонцы) and ceased an […]
And here we come to the final issue of On the Day’s Themes – no more issues appeared, most likely for the same reason as the cessation of many other publications, the start of the World War I later in the year. The last couple of lines in this issue indicate that more issues were […]
Third issue of On the Day’s Themes came out out in February 1913 and by the looks of it was primarily dedicated to sharing the views of Grigorii Aleksinskii who wrote a traditional ‘how things are at the Party’ report that ‘headlines’ the issue. Plus, he also presented his own version of what happened at […]