Debates at world Communism's 1921 congress reveal Lenin's International at a moment of crisis. A frank debate among many currents concludes with a classic formulation of Communist strategy and tactics. 32 appendices, many never before published in any language, portray delegates' behind-the-scenes exchanges. This newly translated treasure of 1,000 pages of source material, available for the first time in English, is supplemented by an analytic introduction, detailed foottes, a glossary with 430 biographical entries, a chrology and an index.
John Riddell has translated and edited eight volumes of documents of the Communist movement in the era of the Russian revolution, such as Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922 (Haymarket, 2013). A further volume now in preparation will complete this ambitious project.