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Issue #1936      12th October, 2020


Hello comrades! Welcome to another week of Australian Communist Thought and History. Continuing on our theme of the Party theory we are looking at an article by Lance L Sharkey on intellectuals and the Party. The Communist Party is famous for being the Party of the working class, and it is. However, intellectuals (i.e. people who engage in mental rather than physical labour), have been an instrumental force in the development of socialism both in theory and in practice. Here Sharkey outlines the history and role of intellectuals inside the Party and inside socialist countries.

Continuing on our historical theme we have an article from former General Secretary Peter Symon. Symon’s article is on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Party’s founding. Symon highlights that the Party was most strong when it was active and fighting and it is a message today that we should hold at the front of our minds as we build the Party for the future.

Next article – Communist Party and the Intellectuals

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