Australian Left Review

Authors

Roger Coates

Abstract

THE LENIN CENTENARY happens almost to coincide with the half century of the Communist Party of Australia. Therefore, it is an opportunity to consider how the Australian left became aware of Lenin and his thought (or that part of it which reached the Australian public in the years immediately after the October Revolution) and how Leninism first affected the development of the socialist movement in Australia. The impact of Leninism created the conditions for the formation of a Communist Party, as well as providing a new dimension to Marxism and revolutionary strategy.

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