Did Lenin Lead to Stalinism?

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

Mainstream liberal and right-wing historians agree that the core tenets of Lenin's organizational ideas about a revolutionary party lead to the Stalinism in Russia. A close look, both at Lenin's ideas and the actual process of the bloody Stalinist counter revolution, reveal the profound discontinuity between the early Bolsheviks practice and theory and the repressive state that rose amongst the ashes.

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