Lenin, Trotsky and the Theory of the Permanent Revolution

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A new work crtically analysing and comparing Lenin and Trotsky's writings in relation to the theory of the Permanent Revolution and defending that theory against revisionist writers.

  " It is therefore refreshing to read a book which, with a wealth of interesting material based upon an exhaustive research of the subject, develops new insights into the history of Bolshevism and the Russian Revolution... particularly interesting is the detailed account of the way in which Lenin's position on the nature of the Russian Revolution evolved from his original theory of the democratic dictatorship of the proletariat and peasantry to his final position in 1917. The author shows clearly that the intention of the Bolsheviks was not to achieve a 'Russian Road To Socialism' but to ignite the flame of international revolution." (From the Foreword by Alan Woods, author of Bolshevism, The Road To Revolution')


  • Foreword (by Alan Woods)
  • Abbreviations and explanatory notes
  • Introduction
  • Lenin, Trotsky and the revolutionary party
  • Lenin and Trotsky in the first Russian revolution (1905)
  • Lenin and the revolutionary-democratic dictatorship of the proletariat and peasantry
  • Trotsky and the theory of the permanent revolution
  • 1917: From the April Theses to the Octiober proletarian revolution
  • Lenin said so himself
  • Constituent assembly or commune-type state?
  • Conclusions and Bibiography


New Paperback  A5 in., 229 pp.
ISBN: 9781900007320
Published: 2007
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 20 December, 2007.

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