National Liberation and Socialism: the Irish Case Study

Along with my study on Maoism  I will also me doing an investigation into the relationship between national liberation and socialism with a focus on Ireland. I will read essays written on the national question in general while also doing intense study on the Irish Question in particular. The goal of this study will be to attempt to understand the role (or lack thereof) of national liberation in the struggle for socialism.

My reading list for this study:

The Provisional IRA: From Insurrection to Parliament by Tommy McKearny

Black Skins White Masks by Fanon

Communism vs Reforms: Mistakes of the Irish Communist Party by Silvia Pankhurst

Marxism and the National Question by Stalin

Black Peculiarity Reconsidered by Adolf Reed

Wretched of the Earth by Fanon

The Colonial Question: An Initial Balance Sheet

Revolution in Ireland: Popular Militancy 1917 to 1923 by Conor Kostick

Revolt of the Bottom Dogs

The Munster Soviet and the Fall of the House of Cleeve by David Lee

1920: An Uprising in Munster

Limmerick Soviet

Red Flag: An Irishman’s Diary by Ciaran D’Arcy

James Connolly Internet Archive by James Connolly

Marx and Engels on the Irish Question by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels


I welcome additional suggestions!



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