2 edition of Was there an alternative to Stalinism in the USSR? found in the catalog.
Was there an alternative to Stalinism in the USSR?
V. Z. Rogovin
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In these two essays Russian Marxist Historian Vadim Rogovin refutes the claim that the rise of Stalinism in the USSR was the inexorable product of the October Revolution.
He demonstrates that there existed a strong movement led by Leon Trotsky which offered a realistic alternative to Stalinism and that a struggle Was there an alternative to Stalinism in the USSR? book this movement was the primary function of the Stalinist terror.
The first is that the Bolshevik Party was always a monolithic party, and there was no serious differentiation or opposition within the party to the events which unfolded.
The second, more fundamental thesis is that Stalinism was the logical outcome or continuation of the October Revolution. In this wide-ranging and acclaimed book, Stephen F. Cohen challenges conventional wisdom about the course of Soviet and post-Soviet history.
Reexamining leaders from Nikolai Bukharin, Stalin's preeminent opponent, and Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev and his rival Yegor Ligachev, Cohen shows that their defeated policies were viable alternatives and that their tragic personal fates shaped /5(43).
Both Western historians and Soviet writers have often considered Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism as the forerunner of Stalinism rather than an alternative to : Robert Daniels. The second book in Rogovin’s seven-volume series Was There an Alternative is a magnificent account of the political struggle waged by Stalin’s opponents in the USSR.
“Of course, Trotsky was an alternative to Stalin” An interview with Professor Mario Kessler on the Trotsky biography by Robert Service—Part two By Wolfgang Weber.
Fitzpatrick has produced an intriguing book about the miseries of everyday life in Stalin's Russia during the s, when people had to struggle with a world which had been turned upside down by both the revolution and the turmoil of the collectivisation and industrialisation policies of Cited by: Stalinism and its origins became a hot political issue in the last days of the Soviet Union and remains a question of abiding importance and concern for those interested in Russian affairs.
The aim of this book is to survey the literature dealing with Stalinism, provide a rounded analysis of what Stalinism means. Trotsky’s interpretation of Stalinism, hitherto still fragmentary and tentative in many respects, became systematic and conclusive from onwards.
The reason, of course, was the triumph of Nazism in Germany, which convinced Trotsky that the Comintern—for whose rectification of line he had fought down to the last moment–was now. Books were strictly censored by the state and Stalin ordered the writing of a new book called “A short history of the USSR” which had to be used in schools.
Outside of school, children were expected to join youth organisations such as the Octobrists for 8 to 10 year olds and the Pioneers for the 10 to 16 year olds. Beginning in Rogovin started publishing what would become a seven-volume series about Stalinism and the socialist opposition, led by Leon Trotsky, to the bureaucratic degeneration of the USSR.
It bore the title, Was There an Alternative. Although famine, caused by collectivization, raged in many parts of the Soviet Union inspecial and particularly lethal policies, described by Yale historian Timothy Snyder in his book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (), were adopted in and largely.
While some historians view Stalinism as a reflection of the ideologies of Leninism and Marxism, some argue that it stands separate from the socialist ideals it stemmed from.
After a political struggle that culminated in the defeat of the Bukharinists, Stalinism was free to shape policy without opposition.
An avalanche of books has recently been published to discredit Lenin, Trotsky and the Russian Revolution. First and foremost of these writers is Professor Robert Service. The aim of his latest book on Trotsky is to prove that Bolshevism leads to Stalinism. It’s really hard to measure non monetary benefits as people usually misunderstand Socialism.
Let me give you some historical background. USSR was an advanced Socialist state, classless society and was using Socialist distribution model. In simple. Cohen's ramifying arguments include that Stalinism was not the predetermined outcome of the Communist Revolution; that the Soviet Union was reformable and its breakup avoidable; and that the opportunity for a real post-Cold War relationship with Russia was squandered in.
Communism - Communism - Stalinism: Lenin’s death in left Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, and Nikolay Bukharin as the leaders of the All-Russian Communist Party. Before he died, Lenin warned his party comrades to beware of Stalin’s ambitions.
The warning proved prophetic. Ruthless and cunning, Stalin—born Iosif Djugashvili—seemed intent on living up to his revolutionary surname (which. Vadim Rogovin () was a Doctor of Philosophical Sciences at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow from the late s until his death.
Prior to this he had worked in the field of literary and aesthetic criticism. Mehring Books has just released the second volume in Vadim Rogovin’s seven-volume series Was There an Alternative to Stalinism.
The product of decades of Author: Vadim Rogovin. This is a select bibliography of English language books (including translations) and journal articles about the Post-Stalinist era of Soviet history.
A brief selection of English translations of. After writing articles in the popular Soviet press about the positions of the Left Opposition on major questions of politics and policy, Rogovin started publishing what would become a seven-volume series on the rise of Stalinism and the history of the socialist-based opposition to Stalin’s rule.
“What people still do not like to admit is that there were two crimes in the form of one. Just as the destruction of Jewry was the necessary condition for the rise and expansion of Nazism, so the ethnic cleansing of Germans was a precondition for the Stalinization of Poland.I first noticed this point when reading an essay by the late Ernest Gellner, who at the end of the war had warned.
€€€For a start, let us briefly describe Rogovin's books. There are seven of them, all united by a common theme: "Was there an alternative" to the Stalinist course of social and economic development of our country during the pre-World War II period.
Let us remind. Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War by Stephen F. Cohen. This is the second book I recommend if you want to better understand Russia and its relationship to the world. My first book-recommendation, “Full Spectrum Dominance” by F.
William Engdahl, describes how the global cabal. The title was “Was there an alternative to Fidel Castro’s “Stalinism”. I understand that you are commenting another article from those who are criticizing Castro from the left position.
But I think that “bureaucratic collectivism” is proper definition of the political system in Cuba. Find books like Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the s from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodr. Given his reputation, one may ask whether Joseph Stalin was really a Communist.
This question acquired direct practical significance after the revolution against Stalinism that culminated in Both anti-Communists of the left and the proponents of perestroika in the Soviet Union insisted that Stalinism was a criminal betrayal of the revolution and of Marxist : Robert Daniels.
Confession: I am only two-thirds of the way through this book. But I've been reading it almost without a break for the last 12 hours. Because from the first page, I have felt as if I were reading some kind of thriller written about daily life in Stalinist Russia by a very talented writer & scholar who has researched everything thoroughly and only included the most interesting and/or pertinent /5.
Stalinism showed its amazing effectiveness as a practical application of Marxism in the USSR. It was later successfully replicated in country after country.
All alternative attempts of the Communist project failed—the fact that even the diehards of “democratic socialism” find hard to disprove. Communism is a general ideology, most often associated with Marxism.
There are also anarchistic, Christian, and other variations of Communism. Stalinism is the practical application of Marxism. Only one that works Several non-Stalinist attempt to. The World Socialist Web Site and Mehring Books announce the publication of Bolsheviks Against Stalinism – Leon Trotsky and the Left.
Lenin and Stalin both had ideas of how books should be used in the Soviet Union and these ideas are contrary to how we perceive the use of books today. The main use of books in the Soviet Union was to imbed “cultural products into the collective memory” of the. For the urban workforce of the Soviet Union, Septemwas a Sunday like any other—a day of rest after six days of was the prize at the finish line: a day’s holiday.
Under Marxist and Leninist ideology the workers are supposed to control the means of production. -- (talk)18 October (UTC) Most of the opening section is either biased, not related to Stalinism, or both.
Information about Stalin himself should be on the main Stalin page. Stalinism is a type of Communism that used totalitarian methods to keep control of it's people. Stalinism uses propaganda, secret police, and government control of. The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion.
Toward that end, the Communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in the schools. No, and I must say I'm surprised at the question.
Regardless how anyone feels about FDR suspecting him a Stalinist is unbelievable. Some differences: 1. FDR’s opponents were not arrested, tortured, imprisoned, and killed. Neither were thier famili. as the Riutin group, are systematically presented. Rogovin analyzes the devastating impact of Stalinism on the Comintern.
The alternative to Stalinism offered by the Left Opposition is presented chapter by chapter in this richly illustrated work. An appendix includes brief biographies of many oppositionists.
Prior to writing Was There an Alternative?, Rogovin worked for many years, albeit under very difficult circumstances, on the sociological analysis of Stalinism. In he became a researcher at the prestigious Institute of Sociology in Moscow, after having studied and taught aesthetics during the first two decades of his career.
between the Soviet Union and the United States there is a growing vested interest in the sale of American grain and technologies to the USSR. Seeing new 4. Those who consider Stalinism a closed phase of Russian history need only ask dissidents who have been fired from their jobs, placed in insane asylums, denied travel permission, forcedFile Size: KB.
Stalinism today in Russia isn’t found in those monuments, flowers, or posters – nor is it in censorship or the double-speak of high-level officials. Instead it is hidden in the minds of many Author: Sergey Parkhomenko.
Now available from Mehring Books Bolsheviks Against Stalinism Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Vadim Z. Rogovin 14 August €€€The World Socialist Web Site and Mehring Books announce the publication of Bolsheviks Against Stalinism – Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Marxist sociologist and historian VadimFile Size: 16KB.Books and movies started to show a more realistic view of Russia than previously shown.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was able to publish a book titled One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich which depicted the struggle to survive in the Gulag labor camps.