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Marxism and Revolution book. Moira Donald argues that the chief theoretician of German Marxism, Karl Kautsky, was a primary influence on Lenin and the Russian Social Democratic Party, and that only the revolution of 1917 severed the Bolsheviks from This book offers a new interpretation of the origins of Russian Marxism, placing it firmly within the folds of the western European socialist movement.

Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900-1924.

Marxism and Revolution : Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900-1924. Moira Donald argues that the chief theoretician of German Marxism, Karl Kautsky, was a primary influence on Lenin and the Russian Social Democratic Party, and that only the revolution of 1917 severed the Bolsheviks from mainstream orthodox Marxism.

Donald's book traces the relations between Kautskii and the Russian social democrats, both Bolshevik and Menshevik. Kautskii's work is little read today and his arguments are surprising. Donald claims Kautskii, rather than Trotskii or even Parvus, first adumbrated the theory of'permanent revolution' in Russia. This involved criticizing 'the sort of economic materialism attri- buted to us by our critics'. Donald shows the danger of reading backwards from the I 920 to the I 900S

Moira Donald argues that the chief theoretician of German Marxism, Karl Kautsky, was a primary influence on Lenin and the Russian Social Democratic Party, and that only the revolution of 1917 severed the Bolsheviks from mainstream orthodox Marxism.

Moira Donald argues that the chief theoretician of German Marxism, Karl Kautsky, was a primary influence on Lenin and the Russian Social Democratic Party, and that only the revolution of 1917 severed the Bolsheviks from mainstream orthodox Marxism. Donald contends that Lenin's thought was neither original r especially significant in the development of Marxism, but that his ability lay in adapting his ideas to fit his revolutionary strategy. She places Lenin's writings in their historical context, showing that they were written as individual pieces, each with a specific aim and often.

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Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900-1924 Kautsky's relationship with the Russian Social Democratic Party has been widely underestimated because of the later split between them. This book offers a new interpretation of the origins of Russian Marxism, placing it firmly within the folds of the western European socialist movement. Kautsky's relationship with the Russian Social Democratic Party has been widely underestimated because of the later split between them.

This book offers a new interpretation of the origins of Russian Marxism, placing it firmly within the folds of the western European socialist movement.

In Russia, the Bolsheviks immediately seized on the book as an endorsement of specifically Bolshevik positions. Marxism and revolution: Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists 1900–1924. New Haven: Yale University Press. After the war broke out, they used it to show that Kautsky was a renegade who did not live up to his stated views. In the end, Road to Power helped inspire Kautsky’s greatest fans turned fiercest foes to make what he considered a tragic mistake: the October revolution. Kautsky Lenin Bolshevism Social democracy Russian revolution Marxism.

Donald, Moira, Marxism and Revolution: Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900–1924 (New Haven, CT. .Gankin, Olga Hess, and H. H. Fisher, The Bolsheviks and the World War: The Origin of the Third International (Stanford, CA, 1940)

Donald, Moira, Marxism and Revolution: Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900–1924 (New Haven, CT, 1993). Elwood, Carter, Inessa Armand: Revolutionary and Feminist (Cambridge, 1992). Roman Malinovsky: A Life without a Cause (Newtonville, MA, 1977). Fisher, The Bolsheviks and the World War: The Origin of the Third International (Stanford, CA, 1940). Hillquit, Morris, From Marx to Lenin (New York, 1921). Kamenev, Lev, ‘The Literary Legacy and Collected Works of Ilyitch’, from Marxists Internet Archive, ww. arxists. Published 1993 by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT. Written in English. Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-289) and index.

This book offers a new interpretation of the origins of Russian Marxism, placing it firmly within the folds of the western European socialist movement. Moira Donald argues that the chief theoretician of German Marxism, Karl Kautsky, was a primary influence on Lenin and the Russian Social Democratic Party, and that only the revolution of 1917 severed the Bolsheviks from mainstream orthodox Marxism. Donald contends that Lenin's thought was neither original nor especially significant in the development of Marxism, but that his ability lay in adapting his ideas to fit his revolutionary strategy. She places Lenin's writings in their historical context, showing that they were written as individual pieces, each with a specific aim and often directed within the Party. Lenin was a tactician rather than a thinker, says Donald, and even those areas of his thought that seem most original―the party, the rule of the intelligentsia, and imperialism―reveal his significant debt to Kautsky. According to Donald, Lenin was not the only Russian Marxist to borrow ideas from Kautsky: Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution, which was to prove crucial when it was taken up by the Bolsheviks in 1917, was also influenced by Kautsky's thought. Kautsky's relationship with the Russian Social Democratic Party has been widely underestimated because of the later split between them. Using a wide range of published and unpublished sources, Donald reveals how important Kautsky's role was in formulating the ideology of the Bolsheviks―the only effective revolutionary party in the socialist movement.
Marxism and Revolution: Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900-1924 download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Moira Donald
ISBN: 0300043902
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st edition (September 22, 1993)
Pages: 320 pages