By E H Carr
This quantity is the second one instalment of Socialism in a single state 1924-1926. It falls into components. the 1st is a story of the get together fight resulting in the break-up of the triumvirate, and the defeat of Zinoviev and Kamenev. the second one studies the constitutional advancements of the interval, and the central celebration and Soviet associations.
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The belief in the need for a group of highly conscious and highly organized pro" fessional revolutionaries to direct the unconscious and spontane" action of the mass of the workers was a far more accurate ous response to Russian than to western conditions. On a longer view, it might also be said to have equipped the Bolsheviks to cope,! far more effectively than the tendencies permeating modem Mensheviks, with the irrational mass society. " * lot the shift entailed the introduction of 1 * th* in 1905 of line and lli of introducing into Marxism vit, 367 note I a*).
Russia could neither If the conciliating the peasant In unconditionally pursue nor totally reject the western path. NEP Lenin found the compromise between the two answers *' " the link between proletariat and peasantry which would for make it possible to travel the two roads simultaneously. But the compromise, which was also a " retreat ", had ideological implications; and these implications also carried reflections of the Russian past. The resistance of the Russian peasant to Marxism was the resistance of the traditional Russian way of life to western innovation.
Dubbed the authors Axelrod was like Lenin proclaimed the ambition of the Bolsheviks to seize power from the hands of the Provisional Government, it was a common J charge that he was acting as a disciple of Bakunin, not of Marx and no less an opponent than Milyukov compared him with the " Gentleman Lenin merely repeats gentleman Slavophils Kireevsky or Khomyakov when he asserts that from Russia will come the new word which will resuscitate the aged west ", 4 Such criticisms left Lenin unmoved.