The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect: Interventions in Russian and Soviet History

The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect Interventions in Russian and Soviet History In these probing analytical essays John Marot applies Robert Brenner s analysis of pre capitalist modes of production to early Soviet attempts at revolutionary transformation concluding that none of

  • Title: The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect: Interventions in Russian and Soviet History
  • Author: John Eric Marot
  • ISBN: 9781608462766
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • In these probing analytical essays, John Marot applies Robert Brenner s analysis of pre capitalist modes of production to early Soviet attempts at revolutionary transformation, concluding that none of the oppositional economic programs were feasible Resisting the view that Stalin s rise was inevitable, Marot hypothesizes that alternative to Stalinism was a New Economic PoIn these probing analytical essays, John Marot applies Robert Brenner s analysis of pre capitalist modes of production to early Soviet attempts at revolutionary transformation, concluding that none of the oppositional economic programs were feasible Resisting the view that Stalin s rise was inevitable, Marot hypothesizes that alternative to Stalinism was a New Economic Policy without collectivization and the Five Year Plans.

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    1. Excellent book offering a novel interpretation of the October Revolution and the social eras that preceded and followed it.In the first two chapters the author uses Robert Brenner's concepts aka 'Political Marxism' to argue convincingly (and in contrast to most of the Bolsheviks) that Tsarist Russia was non-capitalist in both its agrarian (with a mass peasantry) and industrial (production of military goods for state expansion rather than sophisticated enterprises in price competition) sectors, a [...]

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