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By George Catephores

This article offers an undemanding exposition of the fundamental ideas of Marxist economics from the relevant rules of Marx himself via to the differing functions and reassessments made by way of next generations of Marxian economists. even though essentially meant for undergraduates and postgraduates following classes in Marxist economics, its transparent, non-mathematical therapy makes it compatible for college kids of different disciplines.

George Catephores is monetary Adviser to the leading Minister of Greece and used to be formerly Senior Lecturer in Economics at college collage, London

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36 THE CRUCIBLES OF RUSSIAN SOCIALISM 5. Dagger (eds), Political ideologies and the democratic ideal (New York: HarperCollins, 1991), pp. 120–1. 6. Berki, Socialism, p. 27. 7. Malia, Alexander Herzen and the birth of Russian socialism, (New York: Universal Library, 1961), p. 110. 8. Berki, Socialism, p. 25. 9. Crick, Socialism, ch. 1. 10. Bauman, Socialism: the active utopia (London: Allen & Unwin, 1976), p. 60. 11. The best one volume overview of the varieties of socialism is Lichtheim, Socialism, chs 1–4.

On the theoretical plane, Lenin established the following points as the kernel of the Marxist view of the state. 93 complete abolition of the state can only be achieved after classes have been abolished by a socialist revolution which leads to the “withering away of the state”; the proletariat must be prepared for revolution by utilising the present state;94 Lenin reiterates Marxist orthodoxy. Under communism, the state will gradually wither away. In the transition period, the dictatorship of the proletariat would hold sway, in order to suppress the bourgeoisie and to organize and plan the development of the socialist economy.

P. 417. 104. , p. 418. 105. Lenin, State and revolution, p. 120. 106. ”, p. 412. 107. , p. 419. 108. Lenin, State and revolution, p. 30. 109. , p. 105. 110. ”, pp. 408–9 111. Lenin, State and revolution, p. 120. 112. , pp. 59–60. 113. ”, p. 409. 40 THE CRUCIBLES OF RUSSIAN SOCIALISM 114. Both can be found in Selected works, vol. 2. 115. Lenin, “The impending catastrophe and how to combat it” in Selected works, p. 269. 116. , p. 246. 117. Lenin, State and revolution, p. 120. 118. Lenin, “Can the Bolsheviks retain state power”, p.

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