Trotskyism And The Dilemma Of Socialism

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Written by two long-time scholar/activists, this book is a detailed history of the Trotskyist movement set against the background of the Russian Revolution and the evolution of Soviet society. As the first comprehensive study of the subject in English, Trotskyism and the Dilemma of Socialism traces the ideas and activities of the Trotskyist movement over six decades and five continents. The history is paced within the context of the attempts by Trotsky and the movement to understand the nature of the evolving Soviet society, as in Trotsky's theory of the degenerated workers' state. Particularly valuable is the authors' in-depth analysis of the Soviet economy.

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CHRISTOPHER Z. HOBSON has been active in the left and socialist movements for over twenty-five years.

RONALD D. TABOR is an editor of the socialist newspaper the Torch/La Antorcha and the author of numerous pamphlets on socialist thought.

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Table of Contents


Part I: The Formative Years of the Trotskyist tovement

Part II: The "Russian Question"

Part III: The Trotskyist Movement in Crisis


Appendix I: The Law of Value and How It Operates in Russia

Appendix II: Strategy and Tactics in World War II

Appendix III: Trotskyism and the Bolivian Revolution, 1952-1953

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