Cultural autonomy vs self-determination: Debates on the national question in the Second International

12:00pm Saturday 1 September

About this session

“Combat all national oppression? Yes, of course! Fight for any kind of national development, for ‘national culture’ in general? Of course not!” – Lenin

This session will explore one of the key debates pertaining to the national question, which saw Lenin’s position of viewing self-determination as a political right pitted against those who saw it as a question of cultural rights while opposing the right to secede.

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