Fourth Comintern Congress proceedings
Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922. Translated and Edited by John Riddell. Leiden: Historical Materialism Book Series.
“The proceedings of the last Comintern congress in which Lenin participated, now at last available in English, reveals a Communist world movement grappling to reconcile the goal of unifying workers and colonial people in struggle with that of pressing forward to socialist revolution. The principle of national parties’ autonomy strains against calls for more stringent centralisation.“Debates range over the birth of Fascism, decay of the Versailles Treaty system, the rise of colonial revolution, and women’s emancipation. Newly translated and richly annotated, the stenographic transcript of the month-long congress discloses a rich spectrum of viewpoints among delegates. Indispensable source material on early Communism is supplemented by an analytic introduction, detailed footnotes, more than 500 short biographies, glossary, chronology, and index. – Historical Materialism Book Series
This book, about 1,310 pages long, was published in November 2011 in a hardcover edition intended for sale to libraries. An affordably priced paperback edition is scheduled for publication in late 2012 by Haymarket Books.
Translation and research work is under way on a companion volume, containing the annotated proceedings of the Comintern’s Third Congress, held in 1921.