Two Lectures by Vadim Rogovin

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In 1996, Russian Marxist historian Vadim Rogovin traveled to Australia to deliver these lectures. Rogovin’s central thesis is that there was and remains a Marxist alternative to Stalinism. He demonstrates that Stalin’s Great Terror was not the irrational response of a paranoid tyrant, but was precipitated by the need of the Stalinist bureaucracy to eradicate the growing socialist opposition to its rule, led by Trotsky and the Left Opposition.