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The full text of the 1903 congress that marked the birth of Bolshevism. Lenin analyzed this verbatim record in his book One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
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Published on the 90th anniversary of the October Revolution, The Bolsheviks in Power by Alexander Rabinowitch, emeritus professor at Indiana University, is a significant work of historical scholarship. It will serve, for many years to come, as an essential reference point for the study of the political and social aftermath of the overthrow of the bourgeois Provisional Government and the establishment of the Bolshevik regime. In contrast to so many others working in the field of Soviet studies, who have adapted themselves to the prevailing climate of intellectual dishonesty and cynicism, Professor Rabinowitch has not compromised his integrity as a scholar. Learn More
The 1924 edition of Zinoviev's lectures on the history of the Bolshevik party from its origins in the late 19th Century through February 1917. Zinoviev, the early leader of the Communist International, became one of the principal defendants in the Moscow Trials and was executed in August 1936. Learn More
At a time when old Stalinist lies about Trotsky are again being revived, My Life is essential reading.
This is an extraordinary work. Trotsky published this autobiography in 1930 while residing in Turkey, where Stalin had sent him into exile.
Trotsky's life is inseparably bound up with the great events of the first half of the 20th Century. Trotsky not only authored the theory of permanent revolution, which correctly anticipated the 1917 Russian Revolution, but played a key practical role. He was elected head of the Petrograd Soviet in 1905 and organized the October 1917 insurrection that brought the Bolsheviks to power. He later organized and led the Red Army in the Civil War to defend the revolution against internal and external counterrevolutionary forces.
This lecture by David North is one of seven delivered to the 1998 international symposium Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the 20th Century by the International Committee of the Fourth International in Sydney, Australia. Learn More
In this work Lenin subjects to careful analysis the minutes of the Second Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party held in 1903. The congress ended in a split between the Bolshevik and Menshevik tendencies.
A lively account of the stormy events leading to the October 1917 Russian Revolution, this book is a compelling read both for those with a developed knowledge of Russian history and those new to the subject. Learn More
The publication of Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record is a major event in the study of the theoretical foundations of the 1917 October Revolution. The documents presented in this substantial volume—compiled, translated and introduced by historians Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido—provide a comprehensive review of the controversies and polemics from which the theory of permanent revolution emerged. Day and Gaido have produced a book that is indispensable for those who wish to understand the development of Marxist theory and revolutionary strategy in the twentieth century. -- David North Learn More