The first is “red victory: a history of the russian civil war 1918 - 1921” by w bruce lincoln also consider the trilogy by robert service, “lenin”, “stalin”, and “ trotsky” all three are very well research and excellent reading (mine are so dogeared, they're almost double their original size) i would also suggest “soviet politics.
This short polemic from trotsky was a reply to karl kautsky's stinging critique of the russian revolution kautsky believed that the bolsheviks had disregarded some of the basic tenets of marxism by violently seizing power kautsky was considered the eminent marxist scholar worldwide after his friend engels had passed.
Leon trotsky, the russian revolutionary, was murdered seventy-five years ago today—on august 21, 1940—by ramón mercader, an agent of joseph stalin, trotsky's former comrade in the communist party and then the ruler of the soviet union stalin feared that trotsky might organize a movement to. The ideology of the communist party of the soviet union (cpsu) was marxism– leninism, an ideology of a centralised, planned economy and a vanguardist one- party state, which was the dictatorship of the proletariat the soviet union's ideological commitment to achieving communism included the development socialism.
Trotskyism was to become the primary theoretical target of stalinism (qv) in russian communist circles in the 1920s and 1930s alongside marxism- leninism as expounded in the former soviet union, there arose another point of view expressed by stalin's opponent leon trotsky and his followers ( see trotskyism.
Synopsis born lev davidovich bronshtein on november 7, 1879, leon trotsky's revolutionary activity as a young man spurred his first of several ordered exiles to siberia he waged russia's 1917 revolution alongside vladimir lenin as commissar of war in the new soviet government, he helped defeat. Quoted in the vital center: the politics of freedom, arthur m schesinger, new brunswick: nj, transaction publishers (1998) p 56 first printed in address to the 16th congress of the russian communist party (1930) quoted in: alfred b evans, soviet marxism-leninism: the decline of an ideology pg 39 national and.
It is the only serious marxist analysis of what happened to the russian revolution after the death of lenin in other words, contrary to the calumnies of the enemies of socialism, soviet russia in the time of lenin and trotsky was the most democratic regime in (leon trotsky, the revolution betrayed, p. Leon trotsky was unique among revolutionaries in articulating a broad theory of the nature of revolution, pari passu with his own political career much of what he had to say, especially after the soviet regime was established, was polemical or self-justifying nevertheless, he was making a serious effort to understand the.