Witnesses to Permanent Revolution




The publication of Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record, is a major event in the study of the theoretical foundations of the 1917 October Revolution. The documents presented in this substantial volume—compiled, translated and introduced by historians Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido—provide a comprehensive review of the controversies and polemics from which the theory of permanent revolution emerged. Day and Gaido have produced a book that is indispensable for those who wish to understand the development of Marxist theory and revolutionary strategy in the twentieth century. — David North