[Marxism] The Russian Question

Sebastian Budgen sebastian at amadeobordiga.u-net.com
Wed Nov 3 07:31:01 MST 2004

Dear Friends,

next year the Historical Materialism book series will publish next year 
a translation of the definitive account of Marxist analyses of the USSR 
by Marcel van der Linden (originally published in Dutch and then 

Marcel is currently updating the book so that it can be as 
comprehensive as possible. Below is his list of the most recent 
references on the question that he has found so far. He would be very 
grateful if you could point out any missing refs, if you can spare a 
few minutes to think about it. Please send me any of your suggestions 
and I will forward them.

Thanks very much


  “What Was the USSR?”, Aufheben, No. 6 (Autumn 1997), 4-39; No. 7 
(Autumn 1998), 26-41; No. 8 (Autumn 1999), 24-44; No. 9 (Autumn 2000), 

Perry Anderson, “Trotsky’s Interpretation of Stalinism”, New Left 
Review, 139 (May-June 1983), 49-58.

Jean Barrot [= Gilles Dauve], Notes pour une analyse de la révolution 
russe (no place: no publisher, no year). [R 500/255 fol]

Jean Barrot [=Gilles Dauve], Le mouvement communiste (Essai de 
définition) (Paris: Champs Libre, 1972). [42/65]

Jean Barrot [= Gilles Dauve] and François Martin, Eclipse and 
Re-emergence of the Communist Movement (Detroit: Black & Red, 1974). 
[1998/557; Duits Bro 3737/7]

Ali Bayar, “La théorie de Marx et le mode de production partitique”, 
Revue d’études comparatives est-ouest, 2-3 (June-September 1992), 

Fritz Behrens, “Der real existierende Sozialismus”, Utopie kreativ, 2 
(October 1990), 85-89, and 3 (November 1990), 39-44. [Zie ook: Helmut 
Steiner, “Der aufrechte Gang eines DDR-ökonomen: Fritz Behrens 
(1909-1980)”, Utopie kreativ, 2 (October 1990), 80-84.]

Fritz Behrens, Abschied von der sozialen Utopie. Edited by Hannamaria 
Loschinkski (Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1992). [1992/1870]

Peter Binns, Tony Cliff, Chris Harman, Russia: From Workers’ State to 
State Capitalism (London: Bookmarks, 1987). [347/145]

George Bradford, “The Triumph of Capital”, The Fifth Estate, Spring 
1992, 7-20.

Harry Braverman, “The Successes, the Failures, and the Prospects”, in: 
Leo Huberman et al., Fifty Years of Soviet Power (New York: Monthly 
Review Press, 1967), pp. 22-28. [7/206]

Adam Buick and John Crump, State Capitalism: The Wages System under New 
Management (London: Macmillan, 1986).

“Calvin”, “Theories of State Capitalism”, Revolutionary Perspectives, 1 
[1975], 6-16; revised version in Revolutionary Perspectives, 19 [1982], 
8-31. [ZK 40723]

Jacques Camatte, Capital et Gemeinwesen. Le 6e chapitre inédit et 
l’oeuvre économique de Marx (Paris: Spartacus, 1978). [204/40]

Jacques Camatte, Community and Communism in Russia (London: David 
Brown, 1978).

Pavel Campeanu, The Stalinist Social Order. Three volumes. Vol. I: The 
Origins; vol. II: The Genesis; vol. III: Exit (Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 
1986-1988). [Deel II als International Journal of Sociology, 18, 1-2 
(1988-89)][331/157; 1989/1589; 1991/2746]
Antonio Carlo, “Contradictions of Perestroika”, Telos, 79 (Spring 
1989), 29-46.

Cornelius Castoriadis, Political and Social Writings, vol. I: From the 
Critique of Bureaucracy to the Positive Content of Socialism. Trans. 
David Ames Curtis (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988). 

Paresh Chattopadyay, “Rise of Social Capitalism in the USSR”, EPW, 
issue 24 (1981), 1063- + issue 25-26 (1981), 1103- + issue 27 (1981), 

Paresh Chattopadyay, “On the Marxian Category of `Competition of 
Capitals’ and its Relevance for the Postrevolutionary Society”, 
Research in Political Economy, 10 (1987), ...

Paresh Chattopadhyay, “Economics of Shortage or Specificity of Capital 
Accumulation: The Soviet Case”, Research in Political Economy, 13 
(1992), ...

Paresh Chattopadyay, The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet 
Experience (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994). [1995/3863]

Paresh Chattopadyay, “The Soviet Question and Marx Revisited: A Reply 
to Mike Haynes”, Historical Materialism, 12, 2 (2004), 111-128.

Simon Clarke, “Crisis of Socialism or Crisis of the Stare?”, Capital & 
Class, 42 (Winter 1990), 19-29.

Simon Clarke, “Privatisation and the Development of Capitalism in 
Russia”, New Left Review, 196 (November-December 1992), 3-41.

Simon Clarke, “The Crisis of the Soviet System”, in: Clarke et al., 
What About the Workers? Workers and the Transition to Capitalism in 
Russia (London: Verso, 1993), 30-55.

Tony Cliff, Marxist Theory after Trotsky . Selected Writings, vol. 3 
(London: Bookmarks, 2003). [2003/4905]
Χ	“The Nature of Stalinist Russia”[RCP Internal Bulletin, June 1948], 
Χ	“All that glitters is not gold”, [RCP Internal Bulletin, September 
1947], 139-154.
Χ	“The theory of Bureautic Collectivism: A Critique” (1948), 155-168.
Χ	“Perspectives for the permanent war economy” (1957), 169-186.

Michael Cox, “Perry Anderson and Leon Trotsky on The Revolution 
Betrayed”, Critique, 20-21 (1987), 151-163. [Waarschijnlijk identiek 
aan: Cox, “The Revolution Betrayed: The New Left Review and Leon 
Trotsky”, in Hillel Ticktin and Michael Cox (eds), The Ideas of Leon 
Trotsky (London: Porcupine Press, 1995), 289-304.]

Michael Cox (ed.), Rethinking the Soviet Collapse. Sovietology, the 
Death of Communism and the New Russia (London: Pinter, 1998).

Walter Daum, The Life and Death of Stalinism. A Resurrection of Marxist 
Theory (New York: Socialist Voice, 1990). [380 pp.] [Hierover ook: Dave 
Franklin, “New Book on Marxist Theory: The Life and Death of 
Stalinism”, Proletarian Revolution (League for a Revolutionary Party), 
37 (Fall 1990), 3-8; Al Richardson in Revolutionary History]
Χ	Joseph Green, “On Walter Daum’s `The Life and Death of Stalinism’, 
Communist Voice, 19 (8 December 1998). [ZK 42953]

Raya Dunayevskaya, The Marxist-Humanist Theory of State-Capitalism: 
Selected Writings (Chicago: News & Letters, 1992). [1993/4052]

Rudi Dutschke, “Against the Popes: How Hard It Is to Discuss Bahro’s 
Helmut Fleischer, “Bahro’s Contribution to the Philosophy of 
Socialism”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), Rudolf Bahro. Critical Responses 
(White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), 186-212.

Gernot Erler and Walter Süß (eds), Stalinismus: Probleme der 
Sowjetgesellschaft zwischen Kollektivierung und Weltkrieg (Frankfurt am 
Main: Campus, 1985). [287/149]

Neil Fernandez, Capitalism and Class Struggle in the USSR. A Marxist 
Theory (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997). [1999/500]

Barry Finger, “Russia Before the Deluge: Workers’ State or Bureaucratic 
Collectivism?”, New Politics, New Series, 5-2 (Winter 1995), 168-179.

Barry Finger, “On Bureaucratic Collectivism”, New Politics, New Series, 
6-3 (Summer 1997), 142-150.

Patrick Flaherty, “The State and the Dominant Class in the Soviet 
Perestroika”, Research in Political Economy, 12 (1990), ...

Helmut Fleischer, “Bahro’s Contribution to the Philosophy of 
Socialism”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), Rudolf Bahro. Critical Responses 
(White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), 49-78.

Michael Fox, “Ante Ciliga, Trotskii, and State Capitalism: Theory and 
Tactics, and Re-evaluation During the Purge Era, 1935-1939", Slavic 
Review, 50, 1 (1991), 127-143.

Pierre Frank, “Was `Actually Existing Socialism’ Historically 
Helmut Fleischer, “Bahro’s Contribution to the Philosophy of 
Socialism”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), Rudolf Bahro. Critical Responses 
(White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), 152-167.

Frank Füredi, The Soviet Union Demystified. A Materialist Analysis 
(London: Junius, 1986).

Hassan Givsan, “A Critique of Bahro’s Alternative Writing of History”,
Helmut Fleischer, “Bahro’s Contribution to the Philosophy of 
Socialism”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), Rudolf Bahro. Critical Responses 
(White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), 79-98.

Enrique Gomáriz, “La discusión acerca de la URSS”, Zona Abierta, 9-10 
(1977), 151-171.

Ernest E. Haberkern and Arthur Lipow (eds), Neither Capitalism nor 
Socialism (Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, 1996).

Chris Harman, “The Storm Breaks”, International Socialism, 2nd Series, 
46 (Spring 1990), 3-93.

Chris Harman, “From Trotsky to State Capitalism”, International 
Socialism, 2nd Series, 47 (Summer 1990), 137-156.

Chris Harman, “Criticism which Does not Withstand the Test of Logic”, 
International Socialism, 2nd Series, 49 (Winter 1990), 65-88. [Is dit 
hetzelfde als: Chris Harman, “L’URSS: un capitalisme d’Etat”, Quatrième 
Internationale, 37-38 (1990), 55-73?]

Mike Haynes, “Understanding the Soviet Crisis”, International 
Socialism, 34 (1987), 3-41.

Mike Haynes, “The Wrong Road on Russia”, International Socialism, 2nd 
Series, 64 (Autumn 1994), 105-113.

Mike Haynes, “Marxism and the Russian Question in the Wake of the 
Soviet Collapse”, Historical Materialism, 10, 4 (2002), 317-362.

Mike Haynes, “Rejoinder to Chattopadyay”, Historical Materialism, 12, 2 
(2004), 129-148

Mike Haynes and Rumy Husan, “Whether by Visible or Invisible Hand: The 
Intractable Problem of Russian and East European Catch-Up”, Competition 
and Change, 6, 3 (September 2002), 629-687.

Rudolf Hilferdng, “State Capitalism or Totalitarian State Economy”, in: 
C. Wright Mills (ed.), The Marxists (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963), 

Derek Howl, “The Law of Value and the USSR”, International Socialism, 
2nd Series, 49 (Winter 1990), 89-113.

Julius Jacobson, “The Soviet Union is Dead. The `Russian Question’ 
Remains”, New Politics, New Series, 5-2 (Winter 1995), 125-167.

Julius Jacobson, “The `Russian Queston’ and World War II”, New 
Politics, New Series, 5-3 (Summer 1995), 164-177.

Julius Jacobson, “The Russian Question and American Socialism”, New 
Politics, New Series, 6-3 (Summer 1997), 151-174.

Alan Johnson, “The Third Camp as History and a Living Legacy”, New 
Politics, New Series, 7-3 (Summer 1999), 135-165.

Kevin D. Kelly, “Capitalism, Socialism, Barbarism: Marxist Conceptions 
of the Soviet Union”, Review of Radical Political Economics, 17, 4 
(Winter 1985), 51-71.

Hubert Krivine, “Pays de l’Est: la nécessité d’un réexamen critique”, 
Critique communiste, 113-114 (January 1992), 31-34.

Lucio Lombardo Radice, “State Socialism”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), Rudolf 
Bahro. Critical Responses (White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), ...

Helmut Fleischer, “Bahro’s Contribution to the Philosophy of 
Socialism”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), Rudolf Bahro. Critical Responses 
(White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), 128-151.

Peter Main and Clare Heath, “Walter Daum – The Life and Death of 
Stalinism”, Permanent Revolution, 10 (Spring-Summer 1994), 140-163.

Livio Maitan, “Après la fin de l’URSS: quelle transition?”, Critique 
communiste, 116-117 (February-March 1992), 5-12.

Ernest Mandel, “Une théorie qui ná pas résisté à l’épreuve des faits”, 
Quatrième Internationale, 37-38 (1990), 75-96. [= Ernest Mandel, “A 
Theory which has not Withstood the Test of Facts”, International 
Socialism, 2nd Series, 49 (Winter 1990), 43-64.]

Ernest Mandel, Beyond Perestroika. The Future of Gorbachev´s USSR 
(London: Verso, 1991).

Ernest Mandel, “The Roots of the Present Crisis in the Soviet Economy”, 
Socialist Register 1991, 194-210.

Herbert Marcuse, “Protosocialism and Late Capitalism: Toward a 
Theoretical Synthesis Based on Bahro’s Analysis”, in: Ulf Wolter (ed.), 
Rudolf Bahro. Critical Responses (White Plains, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1980), 

L.L. Men, “The Capitalist Nature of the `Socialist’ Countries: A 
Politico-Economic Analysis”, in: Men, Two Texts for Defining the Nature 
of the Communist Programme (Hong Kong: International Correspondence, 
1986), 1-75.

Simon Mohun, “The Problem of the Soviet Union”, Research in Political 
Economy, 3 (1980), ...

John Molyneux, “The Ambiguities of Hillel Ticktin”, Critique, 20-21 
(1987), 131-134.

Paul Morris, “The Crisis of Stalinism and the Theory of State 
Capitalism”, Permanent Revolution, 9 (Summer/Autumn 1991), 96-148.

Hellmuth Nitsche, Antwort an Bahro und Genossen... Wesensmerkmale, 
Ergebnisse und Grenzen des realen Sozialismus (Berne: Verlag SOI, 
1984). 80 pp. [298/140]

Henry Park, “Secondary Literature on the Question of the Restoration of 
Capitalism in the Soviet Union”, Research in Political Economy, 10 
(1987), ...

Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff, “...”, Rethinking Marxism, 6-2 
(Summer 1993), 46-67.

Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff, “Between State and Private 
Capitalism: What Was Soviet `Socialism’?”, Rethinking Marxism, 7-1 
(Spring 1994), 9-30.

Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff, Class Theory and History. 
Capitalism and Communism in the USSR (New York and London: Routledge, 

Frank Richards [= Frank Füredi], “The Myth of State Capitalism”, 
Confrontation, 2 (1987), 87-113.

Frank Richards [= Frank Füredi], “The Myths of Gorbymania”, Living 
Marxism, 8 (June 1989), 18-23.

Frank Richards [= Frank Füredi], “Theses on Stalinism in the Gorbatchev 
Era”, Confrontation, 5 (Summer 1989), 101-110.

Jacques Sapir, L’économie mobilisé. Essai sur les économies de type 
soviétique (Paris: La Découverte, 1990).

Jacques Sapir, “Régulation et transition”, Critique communiste, 128-129 
(February 1993), 49-54.

Jacques Sapir, “Le débat sur la nature de l´URSS”, in: Rotame 
Motamed-Nejad (ed.), URSS et Russie. Rupture historique et continuité 
économique (Paris: PUF-Actuel Marx, 1997), 81-115. [1998/892]

Socialist Party of Great Britain, Russia since 1917: Socialist Views of 
Bolshevik Policy (London: SPGB, 1948). [R 598/16]

Hillel Ticktin, “The Year after the Three General Secretaries: Change 
Without Change”, Critique, 17 (1986), 113-185.

Hillel Ticktin, “The Political Economy of Class in the Transitional 
Epoch”, Critique, 20-21 (1987), 7-25.

Hillel Ticktin, “The Contradictions of Gorbachev”, Journal of Communist 
Studies, 4, 4 (December 1988), 83-99.

Hillel Ticktin, “The Nature of the Disintegration of the Stalinist 
System of the USSR”, Research in Political Economy, 12 (1990), ...

Hillel Ticktin, “The International Road to Chaos”, Critique, 23 (1991), 

Hillel Ticktin, Origins of the Crisis in the USSR. Essays on the 
Political Economy of a Disintegrating System (Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 
1992). [1994/2654]
Hillel Ticktin, “The Growth of an Impossible Capitalism”, Critique, 25 
(1993), 119-132.

Hillel Ticktin and Michael Cox (eds), The Ideas of Leon Trotsky 
(London: Porcupine Press, 1995). [1998/74]
Χ	Cox, “Trotsky’s Misinterpreters and the Collapse of Stalinism”, 
305-316 (eerder in Critique, 26 (1994)).
Χ	Ticktin, “Leon Trotsky and the `Russian Mode of Production’”, 23-44.
Χ	Ticktin, “Leon Trotsky’s Political Economic Analysis of the USSR”, 
65-85. [In dit artikel noemt hij mijn boek “a complete account of all 
known theories”]

Paul Zarembka, “The Development of State Capitalism in the Soviet 
System”, Research in Political Economy, 13 (1992), ...

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