Kan'ichi Kuroda
What is Revolutionary Marxism?
On the Principle Problem of Organizing Tactics for Revolutionary Communists in Japan

Translator: the Study group for Anti-Stalinism led by Donald L. Philippi (1930-93)
Specialist in Japanese classical literature:
Kojiki, Nihon-shoki, Norito, etc.; Kojiki, University of Tokyo Press, 1968 (1995).

Published by Kaihoh-sha, 1991, 3000 yen, ISBN978-4-89989-053-9


Translator's Introduction


The 1960 Struggle Against the Security Treaty and Our Struggle
(Preface to the Second Edition)

What Is Revolutionary Marxism?

Ⅰ. The Eve of the Collapse of Stalinism
 A. The Dusk of the International Stalinist Movement
 B. Decline of Japanese Stalinism
 C. The Fourth International

Ⅱ. A Criticism of Japanese Trotskyism
 A. General Outline of the Movement
 B. The Central Problem in Organizing Tactics
    Why Must a United Front Be Formed?
    Destroy Dogmatism and Sectarianism!
    Combine Entrism with the United Front Tactics!
 C. Theoretical Defects
    (1) The question of the evaluation of Lenin’s and Trotsky's theories of dictatorship
    (2) The question of Trotsky's theory on the USSR

Ⅲ. What Is the Contemporary Unfolding of Marxism?
  A. Marxism's Character as Essence-Theory
  B. The Logic of Revisionism
  C. The Logic of Application of Marxism

Ⅳ. The Japanese Revolution and Our Tasks




I. The Superiority of Backward Countries in the Revolutionary Movement
 1. Collapse of the Official Left-Wing Front
 2. Upsurge of the Trotskyist Movement in Japan
 3. The Uniqueness of Our Anti-Stalinist Movement
 4. Philosophical Basis of Revolutionary Marxism-In Connection with Today's Degeneration of the Post-war Philosophers of the Subjectivity School-
    5. Right-Wing Defections from the Yoyogi Communist Party -The Case of the Japanese Togliattists
    6. “Stalin Criticisms” by Non-Marxists
    7. Our Movement and the De-Stalinization Movement of Western Europe

II. Away From Criticism of the Peace Movement, Towards Promotion of Revolutionary Anti-War Struggles
 1. Fundamental Viewpoint in Criticism of the Stalinist Peace Movement
 2. The Polemic on Strategy Arising from Discussion of the Question of Soviet Nuclear Testing
 3. The Struggle to Move Leftwards the JCP-Affiliated Zengakuren
 4. Factional Struggles During the Struggle Against the Security Treaty
 5. Lessons of the Struggles Against US and USSR Nuclear Testing

III. Split and Advances in the Line of Organization Building
 1. Formation and Decline of the Fourth International
 2. The Miserable End of Our Self-Styled Trotskyists
 3. The Debate about "Entrism" and the Formulation of the Theory of Organizing Tactics
 4. About the “1958 Question”
 5. The Struggle to Disband the Ampo Bund
 6. Setbacks in the Struggle to Crush the “Kyōgakudō” Line
 7. Deepening Corruption in Our RCL

IV. Revolutionary Meaning of the Third Split of the RCL
1. The Break with Mass-Movement-ism
2. Crushing the Bukuro-type Two-Stage Tactics
3. Overcoming the Catch-All United Action Line
4. The Break with Bukuro-type “Local Party”Building
5. The Struggle Against Bureaucratism

V. Conclusion


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