Nonfiction. Political Science. Social Theory & History. Translated from the Russian by John G. Wright, Brian Pearce, et al. Introduction by Luma Nichol. The theory of permanent revolution is one of the defining principles of Trotskyism. Yet Trotsky's essential works on the question have long been unavailable in book form to U.S. readers. Now Red Letter Press has issued an attractive and corrected new edition that will be appreciated by both newcomers to socialist ideas and old hands. In the two major works presented in this book, "Results and Prospects" and "The Permanent Revolution," Trotsky showed that developing countries must achieve workers' rule in order to defeat tyranny and foreign domination. He explained that if socialism is to succeed it must expand beyond national borders and transform every aspect of political, economic and human relations.
Leon Trotsky (1879--1940) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and major theorist of Marxism. He was one of the key leaders of the 1917 Russian Revolution, second only to V.I. Lenin in political importance. Author City: Kershon UKR