Lenin, Trotsky and the Theory of the Permanent Revolution

  • Wellred Books 2007
  • First published 2007
  • ISBN: 9781900007528


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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