[Marxism] The 8th condition of membership in the Communist International

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 19:08:29 MDT 2016

Following the Russian Revolution, socialist parties around the world split
between those who sided with the Bolsheviks and those who had supported
imperialist war and simply wanted to help manage capitalism.  The result
was the establishment of the Third International, officially the Communist
International.  In order to keep out opportunists, reformists, national
chauvinists, the spineless and such-like – the types who had got more and
more influential in the Second (or Socialist) International – the new
International adopted 21 conditions for membership.  Condition 8 dealt with
parties in the imperialist countries and anti-imperialism.  It stated:

“A particularly marked and clear attitude on the question of. . .


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