By Neil Harding, Richard Taylor
This ebook is a documentary list of the statements and debates that outlined the formative interval of a flow that has affected smooth politics and historical past greater than the other. it really is regularly stated that not just have been the theoretical difficulties confronted by way of Russian Marxists in this interval extra complicated than these encountered in other places yet that in addition they dropped at the solution of those difficulties an originality and highbrow rigour moment to none within the Marxist culture. As predominantly a circulate of intellectuals in the course of those years they completed a degree of articulation and class unsurpassed within the literature of Marxism, and that makes them one of these profitable topic of analysis. Plekhanov, Akselrod, Lenin, Struve, Martov, Trotsky, Luxemburg and Kautsky all characteristic in either celebrated and little-known texts along nameless pamphleteers and writers of resolutions, editorials, flysheets and programmes.