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Ante Ciliga got drawn into the infighting between Soviet Communist party following the death of Lenin.

After moving to Vienna in as the local representative of the KPJ, he settled in the Soviet Union, where he cilkga from October to December Those Decemists who did not capitulate chose the second course The results — the revolutionary conquest of power, and holding it — spoke in his favour.

Log in for more features Click here to register now. Explore the Home Gift Guide. In reality, Trotsky added, Lenin was in fact a proponent of the permanent revolution, russiian that was why their disagreement was purely formal and of no great importance.

Late in life he became a Rusian nationalist. So the class line on this decisive question was very sharp: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. You want the immediate introduction of socialism, and you have not the strength to do it. If you have an ebook reader or a Kindle, check out our guide to using ebook readers with libcom.

The Russian Enigma by Ante Ciliga

A clear and concise introduction to modern Russian history and politics. If you resign yourselves to the inevitable, we will give you all that is possible to give you. The present chapter, however, rusxian simply cut out by the publisher.


To the mass political organization, the Soviet, as to the mass economic organization, the trade union, the bureaucracy opposed the organization in which the participation of antd masses was the weakest but where it was itself the strongest — the Party.

The Russian Enigma: Chapter 9

Its a unique account of Soviet society. Another Decemist, Misha Shapiro, wrote a refutation, supporting the traditional viewpoint of the Decemists: Related An ambiguous journey: Lenin was not a partisan of the total destruction of the old economic order, but of a kind of equilibrium of the old and the new, for their co-existence.

I still have a copy of the Ink Links hard copy paperback on my shelves. If you’re not sure if something is appropriate for the library, please ask in the feedback and content forum. And that you had preferred the bureaucracy victorious to the defeated masses? Holder of power, he has begun to feel the influence of the diverse forces of society, and no longer, as formerly, that of the working class alone.

Ante Ciliga 20 February — 21 October was a Croatian politician, writer and publisher. The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The majority of the Decemist faction, Davidov, Shapiro, etc. Ciliga recognised the paucity of this vision and that he had to reject Lenin if he wished to remain a revolutionary. And to this passage Lenin made the note: He was released from Jasenovac in January for reasons unknown. From beginning to end he was an ideologist of the intelligentsia.

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This led him to the Trotskyist Opposition. A characteristic fact — the Trotskyists, who loved quotations — nearly always referred to Trotsky, and only with rare exceptions to Lenin. As the fulfilment of the Five Year Plan progressed, so the question of organizational, political, and economic formulas again became correspondingly immediate. The Russian revolution, in spite of its antagonisms and internal strife, is an organic whole.


And that is paralyzing production. Before me there were two Lenins, as there had been two Cromwells and two Luthers: But he thought and acted in the spirit of the bureaucracy, in the spirit of his power. With the end of the civil war, the struggle between the bureaucracy and the proletariat for the mastery of industry was resumed with renewed force. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Building relationships and community in an IWW workplace committee. A valuable resource for students and anyone requiring a basic understanding of post-Soviet Russia. And the impetus was so powerful, and the situation so tense, that the masses swept Lenin up in their wake. Lenin, placed rusaian the summit of the apparatus, looked at the problem through the eyes of the apparatus.

It is that which causes the divorce of Lenin from the proletariat. What is equally important however, is the intellectual development Ciliga underwent during his time in Russia.

Ante Ciliga

Have I not gone znte, a prey to the delirium of prisons? Lenin, Lenin, what weighs the most — your merits or your crimes? In the beginning, when Lenin, inupheld the thesis wnigma the single party and the dictatorship, the Decemists had approved and had then broken with the Workers Opposition, who at once denounced them. Politically, the Workers Group demanded the control of power and of the party by the worker masses.