Paul Mattick Sr. (13 March 1904 – 7 February 1981) was a Marxist political writer and social revolutionary, whose thought can be placed within the council communist[1] and left communist traditions. He is survived by his son Paul Mattick Jr ., also a council communist.[2]

Throughout his life he continually criticised Bolshevism [3], Lenin [4] and Leninist Marxism and organisational methods[5][6], describing their political legacy as:

   "...serving as a mere ideology to justify the rise of modified capitalist (state-capitalist) systems, which were ... controlled by way of an authoritarian state."
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.