Russia: From Workers' State to State Capitalism by Anthony Arnove, Tony Cliff, Chris Harman, Peter Binns
The essays in this book describe the triumph and defeat of the Russian revolution. They show that Stalin’s dictatorship was not the inevitable outcome of the revolution, but a reversal of everything the revolution stood for.
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.