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Trotsky's Challenge
The ‘Literary Discussion’ of 1924 and the Fight for the Bolshevik Revolution
The debates surrounding the publication of Trotsky’s Lessons of October are here collected, translated, and explained for the first time.
Trotsky’s analysis in Lessons of October ran counter to the efforts of Bolshevik leaders to depict October as a foundational event in which the Bolshevik Party, and its clear-sighted leader Lenin, played the major role in bringing about the revolution in Russia. With this volume Corney has made available the major contributions to the polemic that surrounded its publication.