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October Readings: The Development of the Concept of Permanent Revolution Vladimir Ilich Lenin

October Readings: The Development of the Concept of Permanent Revolution

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

Published October 31st 2010
ISBN : 9780902869776
Paperback
112 pages
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The Russian revolution in October 1917 gave the workers, soldiers and peasants soviets full state power. It swept away the bourgeois state. Subsequent successful seizures of power in the name of the workers have involved either peasant armies ledMoreThe Russian revolution in October 1917 gave the workers, soldiers and peasants soviets full state power. It swept away the bourgeois state. Subsequent successful seizures of power in the name of the workers have involved either peasant armies led by working class political nuclei or, disastrously, the occupation of countries by the forces of the Russian workers state.The bureaucratic leaders of European workers thwarted the spread of the revolution. The isolated Stalinist bureaucracy produced a consolatory myth: that Russia did not need such foreign victories because it would achieve Socialism in one Country.To defy this myth, this book brings together documents by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky illustrating the real history of the strategy that won the Russian revolution and can win future working class seizures of power. Inside, readers will find Marx and Engels Address to the Communist League, Lenins April Theses and The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution, Trotskys The Character of the Russian Revolution and Mandels What is Trotskyism?