A thoughtful, and indeed in many ways, an ideologically exciting book. Whether you accept its main thesis or not, and ... this reviewer does not, it will still challenge your presuppositions and force you to rethink your ideas from top to bottom in the most rigorous way. And unlike most would-be Marxist texts these days, it is written in intelligible English, which is no small gain as well.
Al Richardson, Revolutionary History
The analysis of Stalinism as a "deformed capitalist state" made by Walter Daum is very persuasive. The idea that it was a particular form of state capitalism because of its origins in a defeated workers revolution has much to commend it.... Read this book by all means.... But heed our "health warning." His aim ... is not to give Trotskyism a decent burial: on the contrary, he wants to revive the corpse and give it a facelift.
Read a complete review of the book from Proletarian Revolution No. 37 (Fall 1990).
Prologo a la versión Sueca
capitulo 1, Las contradicciones del capitalismo
capitulo 2, La acumulación de capital
capitulo 3, La transición al socialismo
capitulo 4, La contrarrevolución stalinista
capitulo 5, El capitalismo stalinista
capitulo 6. El stalinismo y el mundo posguerra PDF
capitulo 7. La degeneración del trotskismo PDF
capitulo 8. El colapso del stalinismo PDF