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Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy.

9789004269521

Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy

Thomas M. Twiss

BRILL

2014

502 pages

$180.00

Hardcover

Historical Materialism; Volume 67

DK254

For most of the last two decades of his life, says Twiss, the political and theoretical issue that concerned Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) more than any other was the problem of Soviet bureaucracy. He began to criticize authoritarianism, centralism and conservatism as early as 1923, he says, and his opposition culminated in his classic The Revolution Betrayed. The topics are bureaucracy before October, revolution and the problems of bureaucracy, from inefficiency to political alienation, a coherent theory of bureaucracy, left turn and theoretical crisis, the turn and the theoretical crisis deepens, theoretical revolution, and the final theory. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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