By Mark Sandle
Mark Sandle is Lecturer in Russian and East ecu historical past at De Montfort University.; This e-book is meant for undergraduate classes on twentieth century Soviet history/the chilly War/European history/Soviet studies/History of political thought/Marxism-Leninism. The Left.
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74. Harding, Lenin’s political thought, 2 vols (London: Macmillan, 1983), vol. 1, ch. Beilharz, Labour’s utopias (London: Routledge, 1992). 75. Harding, Lenin’s political thought, vol. 1, p. 36. 76. ), pp. 42–54; Kolakowski, Main currents of Marxism, ch. 14. 77. Service, Lenin: a political life (London: Macmillan, 1985), p. 175. 78. Harding, Lenin’s political thought, vol. 1, p. 36. 79. A brief glance at Lenin’s early writings demonstrates the enormous amount of time and attention taken up with polemical disputes up until 1914.
Bender, “The ambiguities of Marx’s concepts of ‘Proletarian Dictatorship’ and ‘Transition to Communism”’, History of political thought 2(3), 1981, pp. 525–55. 40. Wolfe, Marxism: one hundred years in the life of a doctrine (New York, 1967) cited in Bender, “The ambiguities”, pp. 530–1. 41. Scholars are divided over this issue. Ollman argues that it corresponds to the entire period between capitalism and communism. Walicki differs, arguing that it would last for a very short period, before the “lower” phase commenced.
57–92. 121. Carr, Introduction to the ABC of communism (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969), p. 43. 122. Dobrin, “Lenin on Equality and the Webbs on Lenin”, Soviet Studies 8(4), 1957, pp. 337–57. 123. Lenin, State and revolution, pp. 109–13. 124. Read, From Tsar to Soviets (London: UCL Press, 1996), p. 222. PART TWO The emergence of a Soviet model: from the revolution to NEP CHAPTER TWO The revolutionary settlement: state capitalism, technocracy and the transition to socialism Russian reality provided a momentous and immediate challenge for the Bolsheviks.
A Short History Of Soviet Socialism by Mark Sandle