The Betrayal of Marx
 

 

The Betrayal of Marx

Bender, Frederic L. (ed.)
Publisher:  Harper & Row, New York, USA
Year Published:  1975  
Pages:  452pp  
Dewey:  320.5322
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6183

The public has too long been fed the view that figures such as Lenin and Stalin are genuine followers of Marx, simply because they have claimed that distinction. Nothing justifies the deeds of a perverse 'Marxism' (e.g. that of Stalin); a proper understanding of Marxist humanism, and its betrayal, in contrast, enables us to raise afresh the question of means and to reevaluate the relevant historical, economic, and political facts.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Betrayal of Marx


I. FOUNDATIONS OF DIALECTICAL MATERIALISM

1. Engels: Scientific Socialism and Dialectics

2. Engels: The Basic Concepts of Dialectical Materialism
Hegel and His Influence
Idealism and Materialism
Dialectical Materialism

3. Engels: The Three laws of Dialectics
The transformation of Quantity into Quality and Vice Versa
The Interpenetration of Opposites
The Negation of the Negation

4. Engels: The Two Conceptions of Matter
Matter as a conceptual Abstraction
Matter as the Real Substratum of Change

5. Engels: The dialectical materialist Conception of Man

6. Plekhanov: The Darwinization of Marxism


II. MARXIST SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

7. Engels: The Proletarian Revolution and Advanced Capitalism

8. Engels: Repudiation of Revolution

9. Bernstein: The Manifesto of Revisionism

10 Luxemburg: Ballot Box or Mass Strike?

11. Luxemburg: Requiem for Social Democracy


III. THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM

12. The Conception of the Party
Lenin: The "Party of a New Type"
Luxemburg: Leninism or Marxism? - Round One

13. Lenin: Two Tactics of Social Democracy

14. Lenin on the Theory of Knowledge
Bogdanov: Marxism and Relativism
Lenin: The Basic Principles of Epistemology
Lenin: The "Marxist" Conception of Truth
Lenin: Critique of Bogdanov

15. Lenin: The Reinterpretation of Marx

16. Lenin: Imperialism

17. The Legitimization of the One-Party State
Bukharin: The Imperialist State
Lenin: "State and Revolution"


IV. THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION AND THE FIRST "MARXIST" STATE

18. Luxemburg: Leninism or Marxism? - Round Two

19. Lenin: The Third International

20. "War Communism"
Bukharin: On Economics
Trotsky: On Terrorism
Lenin: On "Left-Communism"

21. Revolution Within The Revolution
The Kronstadt Commune: "What We Are fighting For"
Lenin: Dictatorship within the One-Party Dictatorship
Lenin: The New Economic Policy


V. STALIN AND THE BETRAYAL OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

22. Lenin: Notes on the Struggle with Stalin

23. Stalin: Seizing the Mantle of Leninist Orthodoxy

24. Trotsky: The Betrayal of the Revolution

25. Zhdanov: "Socialist Realism": The Stalinist Aesthetic

26. Stalinism and Philosophy
Stalin: Dialectical and Historical Materialism
Zhdanov: Philosophy and the Demands of the Party
Alexandrov: The "Confession" of a Soviet Philosopher

27. Khrushchev: The Crimes of the Stalin Era

Chronological Table

Suggestions and Further Reading

Index

Subject Headings

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