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Russia: From Workers' State to State Capitalism
     

Russia: From Workers' State to State Capitalism

by Anthony Arnove, Tony Cliff, Ahmed Shawki, Chris Harman
 

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To millions throughout the world, the Russian workers' state offered new hope. People everywhere turned from the grim alternatives of a declining capitalism—unemployment, poverty, the threat of new wars—to place their hopes in the government that the soviets, councils of working people, put into power in Russia.

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To millions throughout the world, the Russian workers' state offered new hope. People everywhere turned from the grim alternatives of a declining capitalism—unemployment, poverty, the threat of new wars—to place their hopes in the government that the soviets, councils of working people, put into power in Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608465453
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Publication date:
07/25/2017
Series:
IS Books Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 8.13(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Arnove: Anthony Arnove produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars and wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn. He is the editor of several books, including Voices of a People’s History of the United States , which Arnove co-edited with Zinn, The Essential Chomsky , and Iraq Under Siege , and is the author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal . He is on the editorial boards of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review .
Tony Cliff: Tony Cliff was a lifelong organizer within the international socialist movement. His groundbreaking work established the unique interpretation of the Soviet Union as a bureaucratic, state-centered version of capitalism, rather than a workers' state. His many works include State Capitalism in Russia and the volume that follows-up from this book, All Power to the Soviets, about Lenin's political leadership from 1914 to 1917.
Ahmed Shawki: Ahmed Shawki is the editor of the International Socialist Review and the author of Black Liberation and Socialism.
Chris Harman: Chris Harman is the author of several books, including A People’s History of the World.

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