Russia, from Revolution to Counter-Revolution

Monday, 18 July 2005
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This book, by Ted Grant and with a preface by Trotsky's grandson Esteban Volkov, which is in its final stages and will be approximately 500 pages long, covers the key developments in Russia since the Revolution right up to the present day. It traces the elimination of workers' democracy, the rise of Stalinism, the advances of planned economy and the eventual collapse of the bureaucratic system under Gorbachev. Using the method of Marxism, Ted Grant uncovers the contradictory developments that have shaped the Soviet Union over the last 70 years and finally led to its downfall. He also deals in detail with the present situation in Russia under Yeltsin and assesses the possibilities for a successful restoration of capitalism. Not since the publication of Trotsky's book "The Revolution Betrayed" in 1936 has such a detailed and comprehensive Marxist study of Russia been undertaken. If you want more info about the book please mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To purchase this book, click here.

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Foreword

by Vsievolod Volkov

Introduction

by Alan Woods

Part One

The Balance Sheet of October

Part Two

The Rise of Stalinism

Part Three

From the Five Year Plan to the Purges

Part Four

The Nature of Stalinism

Part Five

From War to 'de-Stalinisation'

Part Six

The period of stagnation

Part Seven

The meaning of perestroika

Part Eight

From Foreign Policy to the National Question

Part Nine

The collapse of Stalinism

Part Ten

A new turning point

Part Eleven

Once again: the class nature of the Russian State

Part Twelve

Where is Russia going?

Appendix One

Capitalist restoration in Eastern Europe?

Appendix Two

The Marxist Theory of the state (Once more on the theory of 'state capitalism')


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