All Power to the Soviets: Lenin, 1914-1917

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Haymarket Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 412 pages

Tony Cliff was a lifelong organizer within the international socialist movement. His groundbreaking work established the unique interpretation of the Soviet Union as a bureaucratic, state-centered version of capitalism, rather than a workers' state. His many works include State Capitalism in Russia and the volume that follows-up from this book, All Power to the Soviets, about Lenin's political leadership from 1914 to 1917.
 

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Contents

The War
7
The Bolshevik Party in the Test of the War
27
Lenin and the National Question
49
Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism
61
Crisis and Collapse of the Tsarist Regime
67
From the February Revolution to Dual Power
81
Lenin Rearms the Party
99
Lenin the Party and the Proletariat
137
Lenin Supports the Rebellious Nationalities
235
The July Days
247
Reaction on the Move
261
The Kornilov Coup
281
State and Revolution
301
The Proletariat Can Wield State Power
313
Lenin Calls Up the Insurrection
321
CHRONOLOGY
359

Lenin Lowers the Temperature
165
Lenin and the Soldiers Mutinies
181
The Peasantry in the Revolution
197
Lenin and Workers Control
217
NOTES
365
INDEX
395
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