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Russia, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin
It is important for all Marxists, and those interested in the history of Marxism, to understand the real roles of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin. It is also important to learn about Russia before the successful October 1917 Revolution.

Level 1: The Russian Revolution, Stalin’s Crimes, the Counterrevolution

Stalin: Fifty Years After the Death of a Tyrant – Alan Woods (And Part Two)

Ten Days That Shook the World – John Reed

Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution – Alan Woods

Russia: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution – Ted Grant (Foreward; Introduction; Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four; Part Five; Part Six; Part Seven; Part Eight; Part Nine; Part Ten; Part Eleven; Part Twelve; Appendix One)

 

Level 2: Trotsky, Lenin, and the Revolution

Lenin and Trotsky: What They Really Stood For – Ted Grant and Alan Woods

The Character of the Russian Revolution – Leon Trotsky

The Tasks of the Proletariat in Our Revolution – Lenin

The Dual Power – Lenin

The Struggle for State Power – Leon Trotsky

Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power? – Lenin

The History of the Russian Revolution – Leon Trotsky

The Principles of Democracy and the Proletarian Dictatorship – Leon Trotsky

Theses on the Constituent Assembly – Lenin

Terrorism and Communism – Leon Trotsky

Better Fewer, But Better – Lenin

Lenin Dead – Leon Trotsky

 

Level 3: After Lenin’s Death: Trotsky’s Struggle Against Stalinism

On the Suppressed Testament of Lenin – Leon Trotsky

How Did Stalin Defeat the Opposition? – Leon Trotsky

The Third International After Lenin – Leon Trotsky

Stalinism and Bolshevism – Leon Trotsky

The Revolution Betrayed: A Marxist Masterpiece – Alan Woods

The Revolution Betrayed – Leon Trotsky

The Stalin School of Falsification – Leon Trotsky

Not a Workers’ and Not a Bourgeois State? – Leon Trotsky

The Class Nature of the Soviet State – Leon Trotsky

In Defense of the Russian Revolution – Leon Trotsky

 

Level 3: Fighting Against Stalinism After Trotsky’s Death

The Rise and Fall of the Communist International – Ted Grant

Stalinism in the Postwar World – Ted Grant

Bureaucratism or Workers’ Power – Ted Grant and Roger Silverman

Against the Theory of State Capitalism – Ted Grant

Czachoslovakia: The Issues Involved – Ted Grant (1948)

The Chinese Revolution – Ted Grant

From: The Colonial Revolution and the Deformed Workers’ States- Ted Grant

 

Level 4: Before the Russian Revolution

1905 – Leon Trotsky

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