The Real Situation in Russia (Routledge Revivals)

November 29, 2020
The Real Situation in Russia (Routledge Revivals)

First published in 1928 by George Allen & Unwin LtdThe Real Situation in Russia, first published in 1928,contains three of Trotsky's harshest rebuttals of Stalin's takeoverof the Russian Revolution following the death of Lenin. The firstpart contains a defence of the 'Opposition Platform' against theStalinist denunciation; the second details Trotsky's view of theprecise nature of the Stalinist program, as well as its disastrousconsequences for Russia; and the third demonstrates the unashamedfalsification of the history by Stalin with regard to the beginningof the Revolution.Including a sympathetic, but nonetheless astute, introduction toTrotsky's argument by the translator, The Real Situation in Russiawill prove to be of value to all students of twentieth-centuryMarxism, and in particular to those interested in the RussianRevolution – not only its origins and early development, but also,perhaps, the reasons for its ultimate failure.