Professor Hillel Ticktin

Professor Hillel Ticktin

Hillel Ticktin is Emeritus Professor of Marxist Studies at the University of Glasgow. He has held the editorship of Critique for thirty-four years.

Originating as an anti-Stalinist Soviet Studies journal, with the editor accepting the analysis of Leon Trotsky as a corrective to the Stalinist distortion of Marxism, the initial aim of Critique was to analyze the empirical reality of Stalinism, while rejecting the empiricist method, in order to discover the objective laws of motion of Stalinism. The journal accepted Trotsky’s 1936 prognosis that the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin’s program of socialism in one country would fail and that the capitalist market system would be restored.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Critique has become a more general journal of socialist theory whose eclectic articles on political economy, philosophy and history examine capitalist and non-capitalist societies and the instability of world capitalism after the Cold War. Editorial and advisory board members include notables such as Daniel Bensaïd, István Mészáros, Bertell Ollman and Esteban Volkov. Critique is issued three times per year and has been published by Routledge, a division of Taylor and Francis, since April 2006.