Leipzig Book Fair: Mehring Verlag presents new German edition of The Heritage We Defend
23 March 2019
Just in time for the Leipzig Book Fair, Mehring Verlag has published a new German edition of The Heritage We Defend by David North. It is available for purchase online here (English-language version here).
The first edition, published in 1988, has been expanded with a new preface as well as an extensive glossary and photo section. The new edition is now available as a bound hardcover. North will introduce the book today at the Leipzig Book Fair at 3:00 p.m. in Hall 5, Forum Sachbuch F401/G410.
North is the chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in the US and chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. He has played a leading role in the world Trotskyist movement for over 45 years and has authored numerous books on politics, history and Marxist theory.
The Heritage We Defend provides a comprehensive account of the history of the Fourth International. It is not only of historical interest, but also of immense contemporary political relevance. It deals with problems of the theory, programme and the strategy of Marxism, which are of vital importance for the construction of the world party of socialist revolution today.
At a time when global capitalism confronts a deepening crisis, the imperialist powers are preparing for a new world war, fascist groups are raising their heads, and class struggle is developing throughout the world, a thorough knowledge of the historical experiences of the workers movement is urgent. These experiences find their most conscious expression in the history of the Fourth International.
The Heritage We Defend originated in response to the betrayal of Trotskyism by the Workers…