ERISS wrote:I often refer to this Trotsky writings, mainly this excerpt [that I edited a little to be more readable], when I say that he saw the stalinism in leninism, 31 years after Bakunin already did saw it in marxism:
Our Political Tasks
(1904) . . .
Bottom of: http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1904/tasks/ch03.htm
stockwellpete wrote:Nikolai Sukhanov's memoirs "The Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal Record". He was a Social Revolutionary who joined the Mensheviks in 1917 and he provided a very honest account of the revolutionary period.
WH Chamberlin's two volumes of the "Russian Revolution" (1935) are still worth reading. He was in Russia at the time of the revolution as a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. Excellent stuff.
Two books by Arthur Ransome "Six Weeks in Russia, 1919" and "The Crisis in Russia 1920" are also interesting.
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