The Permanent Revolution and Results and Prospects

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The Permanent Revolution and Results and Prospects
AuthorLeon Trotsky
TranslatorJohn G. Wright
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageRussian, English
GenreNon-Fiction
Publisher
Publication date
1930
Media typePrint.

The Permanent Revolution and Results and Prospects is a 1919 book published by Bolshevik-Soviet politician and former head of The Red Army Leon Trotsky.[1] The book was translated into English by John G. Wright and published by New Park Publications in 1931.[2]

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"The Permanent Revolution"[edit]

"The Permanent Revolution" is a 1928 essay written by Leon Trotsky in response to criticism given by Soviet politician Karl Radek. The work was published in Russian by The Left Opposition after the expulsion of Trotsky from The Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1927.

This was published after the death of Vladimir Lenin which triggered a power struggle within military, bureaucratic, legislative bodies within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. General Secretary Joseph Stalin formed a political alliance with Lev Kamenev, Zinnoviev and Nikolai Bukharin, who opposed Trotsky within The Politburo and The Central Committee. Stalin's bloc pursued an isolationist policy referred to as Socialism in One Country, which emphasized placing economic development before world revolution. Trotsky in contrast, saw this as a revisionist deviation from Marxism and Leninism, and in contrast proclaimed the Marxist ideology strategy of permanent revolution.[3]

"Results and Prospects"[edit]

Results and Prospects is a 1908 essay written by Trotsky as a reaction to the 1905 Russian Revolution.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trotsky, Leon (1962). The Permanent Revolution and Results and Prospects. London, U.K.: New Park Publications.
  2. ^ "Leon Trotsky: Permanent Revolution Index Page".
  3. ^ "Leon Trotsky: Permanent Revolution Index Page". www.marxists.org. Retrieved 2019-01-02.