[Marxism] New title in the HM Book Series: Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record

Sebastian Budgen sebastian at amadeobordiga.u-net.com
Wed Mar 25 15:19:59 MDT 2009


Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record
Edited and translated by Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido
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Publication year: 2009

Historical Materialism Book Series, 21
ISBN-13 (i):
978 90 04 16770 4

Number of pages:
xii, 684 pp.

List price:
? 179.00 / US$ 286.00
Table of contents
About the author(s)

The theory of Permanent Revolution has been associated with Leon  
Trotsky for more than a century since the first Russian Revolution in  
1905. Trotsky was the most brilliant proponent of Permanent Revolution  
but by no means its sole author. The documents in this volume, most of  
them translated into English for the first time, demonstrate that  
Trotsky was one of several participants in a debate from 1903-7 that  
involved numerous leading figures of Russian and European Marxism,  
including Karl Kautsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Franz Mehring, Parvus and  
David Ryazanov.

This volume reassembles that debate, assesses it with reference to  
Marx and Engels, and provides new evidence for interpreting the  
formative years of Russian revolutionary Marxism.


1.	The Slavs and Revolution (1902), Karl Kautsky

2.	The Draft Programme of Iskra and the Tasks of Russian Social  
Democrats (1903), N. Ryazanov

3.	?Orthodox? Pedantry (1903), G.V. Plekhanov

4.	To What Extent is the Communist Manifesto Obsolete? (First edition:  
1903 ? Revised edition: June 1906), Karl Kautsky

5.	Revolutionary Questions (February 1904), Karl Kautsky

6.	What Was Accomplished on 9th January (January 1905), Parvus

7.	Up to the Ninth of January (1905), Leon Trotsky

8.	After the Petersburg Uprising: What Next? (20 January [2 February]  
1905), Leon Trotsky

9.	The Revolution in Russia (28 January, 1905), Rosa Luxemburg

10.	After the First Act (4 February, 1905), Rosa Luxemburg

11.	The Consequences of the Japanese Victory and Social Democracy  
(July 1905), Karl Kautsky

12.	Introduction to Ferdinand Lassalle?s Speech to the Jury (July  
1905), Leon Trotsky

13.	Social Democracy and Revolution (25 November [12 November], 1905),  
Leon Trotsky

14.	The Revolution in Permanence (1 November 1905 - 25 November [12  
November], 1905), Franz Mehring

15.	The Next Questions of our Movement (September 1905), N. Ryazanov

16.	Our Tasks (13 November, 1905), Parvus

17.	Foreword to Karl Marx, Parizhskaya Kommuna (December 1905), Leon  

18.	The Russian Revolution (20 December, 1905), Rosa Luxemburg

19.	Old and New Revolution (December 1905), Karl Kautsky

20.	The Sans-Culottes of the French Revolution (1889, reprinted  
December 1905), Karl Kautsky

21.	The Role of the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat in the Russian  
Revolution: Speech to the Fifth (London) Congress of the Russian  
Social-Democratic Labour Party (25 May 1907), Rosa Luxemburg

22.	The Driving Forces of the Russian Revolution and Its Prospects  
(November 1906), Karl Kautsky

23.	The American Worker (February 1906), Karl Kautsky

Richard B. Day, Ph. D. (1970), University of London, is Professor of  
Political Economy at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has  
published extensively on Soviet economic and political history,  
including Leon Trotsky and the Politics of Economic Isolation  
(Cambridge, 1973).

Daniel F. Gaido, Ph.D. (2000), University of Haifa (Israel), is a  
researcher at the National Research Council (Conicet), Argentina. He  
is the author of The Formative Period of American Capitalism  
(Routledge, 2006) and is currently working on the history of German  
Social Democracy.

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