L. It serves as the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution to date. The greatest history of an event that I know. C. You will not find another such sharp turn in history especially if you remember that it involves a nation of 150 million people. As an account of a revolution, given by one of its chief actors, it stands unique in world literature.
Isaac deutscher Haymarket Books. They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders were still under indictment for state treason when they came to power. Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm. R. His involvement in the struggle, far from blurring his sight, sharpens it. During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy.
This book reveals, the russian Revolution’s profoundly democratic, from the perspective of one of its central actors, emancipatory character. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky’s masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. James"justly celebrated as a towering, vivid, historically vital work.
The Revolution Betrayed
By the 1930s, however, the soviet workers' democracy had crumbled into a state of bureaucratic decay that ultimately gave rise to an infamous totalitarian regime. The revolution betrayed offers readers of every political persuasion an insider's view of what went wrong. Trotsky employs facts, figures, and statistics to show how Stalinist policies rejected the enormous productive potential of the nationalized planned economy in favor of a wasteful and corrupt bureaucratic system.
Six decades after the publication of this classic, the shattering of Stalinist regimes in Russia and Eastern Europe has confused and demoralized countless political activists. One of marxism's most important texts, The Revolution Betrayed explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. Dover Publications.
. Written in 1936 and published the following year, this brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism from the Marxist standpoint prophesied the collapse of the Soviet Union and subsequent related events. The effects of the october Revolution led to the establishment of a nationalized planned economy, demonstrating the practicality of socialism for the first time.
Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It
Building on foundations laid by the Communist International in Lenin's time, Trotsky advances a working-class strategy to combat and defeat this malignant danger. Writing in the heat of struggle against the rise of fascism in Germany, and Spain in the 1930s, France, communist leader Leon Trotsky examines the class origins and character of fascist movements.
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Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings
Dover Publications. Also presented complete is imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, in which Lenin examines the final "parasitic" stage of capitalism. Finally, lenin's most significant work, this volume includes the complete text of The State and Revolution, in which he totally rejects the institutions of Western democracy and presents his vision of the final perfection of Communism.
For anyone who seeks to understand the twentieth century, and the role of Communism in the tumultuous political and social movements that have shaped the modern world, the Russian revolution, capitalism, the essential works of Lenin offer unparalleled insight and understanding. What is to be done?, is presented complete, long regarded as the key manual of Communist action, containing Lenin's famous dissection of the Western idea of the political party along with his own concept of a monolithic party organization devoted to achieving the goal of dictatorship of the proletariat.
. Represented here by key sections, the book developed a number of crucial concepts, including the significance of the industrial proletariat as a revolutionary base. Taken together, they represent a balanced cross-section of this revolutionary theories of history, politics, and economics; his tactics for securing and retaining power; and his vision of a new social and economic order.
In this volume, comprising the four works generally considered his most important publications, Lenin presents the goals and tactics of Communism with remarkable directness and forcefulness. His first major work was the development of Capitalism in Russia, written in prison after Lenin had been arrested for anti-government activities in 1895.
Among the most influential political and social forces of the twentieth century, modern communism rests firmly on philosophical, political, and economic underpinnings developed by Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, later known as Lenin.
Ten Days That Shook the World Penguin Classics
Ten days that shook the World is Reed's extraordinary record of that event. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and of the chance comments of bystanders, and set against an idealized backdrop of soldiers, peasants, sailors, and the proletariat uniting to throw off oppression, Reed's account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition.
An impassioned firsthand account of the russian revolution, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in March 2017 An American journalist and revolutionary writer, John Reed became a close friend of Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Penguin Classics. Writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping account of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power.
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924
Penguin Books. Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the twentieth century. Vast in scope, narrative skill, and human sympathy, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation.
Penguin Classics. A people's tragedy is a masterful and original synthesis by a mature scholar, presented in a compelling and accessibly human narrative. Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition. On the brink of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, read the most vivid, moving, and comprehensive history of the events that changed the worldIt is history on an epic yet human scale.
Distinguished scholar orlando figes presents a panorama of Russian society on the eve of that revolution, and then narrates the story of how these social forces were violently erased. Within the broad stokes of war and revolution are miniature histories of individuals, in which Figes follows the main players' fortunes as they saw their hopes die and their world crash into ruins.
Unlike previous accounts that trace the origins of the revolution to overreaching political forces and ideals, Figes argues that the failure of democracy in 1917 was deeply rooted in Russian culture and social history and that what had started as a people's revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship.
Reform or Revolution and Other Writings Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
This essay remains a key explanation of why there can be no parliamentary road to socialism. It appears here together with luxemburg's writings on "Leninism or Marxism, " "The Mass Strike, " and "The Russian Revolution. Dover Publications. Luxemburg offers articulate and reasoned objections to all of Bernstein's arguments.
Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. An effective refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, democracy, it defines the position of scientific socialism on the issues of social reforms, the state, and the character of the proletarian revolution. Reform or revolution opposes Edward Bernstein's revisionist theories, which rejected Marxism in favor of trade unionism and parliamentary procedures.
. She defends the necessity for socialism, which provides an answer to the contradictions and inevitable crisis of the capitalist economy, along with a means for a transformation in working class consciousness. A polemic writing by the famous "red Rosa" Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution 1899 explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions.
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Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism
Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition. 2011 reprint of 1939 Edition. Penguin Classics. Lenin's book greatly influenced the Core-Periphery model of global capitalist development, as well as World-systems theory and Dependency theory. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.
. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. The essay is a synthesis of Lenin's modifications and developments of economic theories that Karl Marx formulated in "Das Kapital". Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism", describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperial colonialism, by Lenin, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits.
State and Revolution
Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. State and revolution" 1917 describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. Used book in Good Condition. 2011 reprint of 1932 Edition. Even in a democratic capitalist republic, the ruling class will never willingly relinquish political power, maintaining it via various strategies.
Whether a dictatorship or a democracy, the State remains in the control of the ruling class. Hence, according to this view, communist revolution is the sole remedy for the abolition of the state. Used book in Good Condition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.
Dover Publications. It describes the inherent nature of the State as a tool for class oppression, a creation born of one social class's desire to control all other social classes. Penguin Classics.
Capital : A Critique of Political Economy Penguin Classics Volume 2
Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. The second volume of a political treatise that changed the worldA vital cornerstone to Marx’s overall theory of economics, the second volume of Capital considers in depth the nature of commodity and the market-place bourgeois society.
With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Penguin Classics. Dover Publications. This immensely powerful work argues that prosperity in a capitalist society inevitably holds within itself the seeds of its own destruction.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Used book in Good Condition. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Vol. 3 Penguin Classics
Dover Publications. Penguin Classics. Used book in Good Condition. Here, public authorities or even generous philanthropists—any market economy is inevitably doomed to endure a series of worsening, Marx controversially asserts that—regardless of the efforts of individual capitalists, explosive crises leading finally to complete collapse.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The third volume of a political treatise that changed the worldunfinished at the time of Marx’s death in 1883 and first published with a preface by Frederick Engels in 1894, the third volume of Capital strives to combine the theories and concepts of the two previous volumes in order to prove conclusively that capitalism is inherently unworkable as a permanent system for society.
Penguin Classics. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. But he also offers an inspirational and compelling prediction; that the end of capitalism will culminate in the birth of a far greater form of society. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.