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Author Donald, Moira.

Title Marxism and revolution : Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists 1900-1924 / Moira Donald
Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1993


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Description xii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents I. A Firm Foundation: Karl Kautsky and Russian Marxism, 1883-1900. 1. Kautsky's role in the emergence of a movement. 2. Kautsky, reluctant guardian of orthodoxy? -- II. Party Organisation and the Split: Orthodox Theory, Unorthodox Practice? 1. The first debate on organisation: orthodoxy versus 'economism'. 2. The second stage: Iskra and What is to be done? 3. The split: an outsider's view of events at the Second Congress. 4. From sympathetic neutrality to hostile neutrality? The impact of the split on Kautsky's attitude to the Russian party -- Conclusion: orthodox theory, unacceptable practice -- III. The Driving Forces and Prospects of the Revolution in Russia, 1905-1906. 1. Revolution on the agenda. 2. A question of hegemony: with or without the liberal bourgeoisie? 3. The proletariat's ally in the revolution. 4. On the question of armed uprising. 5. To boycott, or not to boycott? A question of Duma tactics -- IV. The Agrarian Question. 1. The orthodox background
2. In search of a programme: RSDRP agrarian policy before 1905. 3. In search of a programme: municipalisation, nationalisation or division? RSDRP agrarian policy after 1905. 4. Kautsky's position in the agrarian debate -- V. The Beginning of the End? Kautsky's Relationship with the Russian Social Democratic Party, 1907-1914. 1. Internal developments. 2. Kautsky and the Russian funds, 1907-14: a tale of two parties. 3. Kautsky's attitude to the Russians on the eve of the First World War. 4. The attitude of the Russian factions to Kautsky on the eve of the First World War -- VI. The War: New Enemies and Old Friends. 1. The War. 2. Imperialism. 3. The International and the War -- VII. Revolutions and Renegades. 1. February to October. 2. The Bolshevik seizure of power -- Epilogue: Kautsky and the Russians: the last years -- Appendix: Publications of Kautsky's work in Russian translation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-289) and index
Subject Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938 -- Influence.
Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938.
Communism -- History.
Communism -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- Soviet Union -- History.
Socialism -- Russia -- History.
USSR -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
LC no. 00004390
ISBN 0300043902