Lenin’s view of World War I and the tasks of socialists

V.I. Lenin (Fight Back! News/Staff)

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Fight Back! is reprinting some excerpts from the outstanding Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin on the class nature of the war and what socialists should do about it. When the war broke out in 1914, the leadership of most socialist parties at the time often supported their ‘own’ governments.

Lenin and other revolutionaries put forward the correct