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Preliminary Reading List

December 8, 2010

Week I – The Theory of Uneven and Combined Development

Primary:

Trotsky (1932) History of the Russian Revolution, Chapter 1 – ‘The Peculiarities of Russian Development

Trotsky (1928) The Third International after Lenin, Part I

Secondary:

David J. Romagnolo (1975) ‘The So-Called “Law” of Uneven and Combined Development’, Latin American Perspectives, 2(1): 1-31.

Week 2 – The Strategy of Permanent Revolution

Antecedents:

Parvus (1905) ‘Our Tasks‘ in Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido (translators) Witness to the Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record (Historical Materialism Book Series, Brill 2010)

Trotsky (1905) ‘Social Democracy and Revolution‘ in Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido (translators) Witness to the Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record (Historical Materialism Book Series, Brill 2010)

Formulations:

Trotsky (1931) The Permanent Revolution‘Introduction to the First (Russian) Edition’

Week 3 – Imperialism and the First World War

Trotsky (1914) ‘War and the International’, Preface

Trotsky (1915) ‘Nation and Economy’

Trotsky (1939) ‘Lenin on Imperialism’

Week 4 – On Violence and Terrorism

Primary:

Trotsky (1920) Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Kautsky

Secondary:

‘Introduction’ in Slavoj Zizek Presents Trotsky: Terrorism and Communism (Verso, 2010).

Week 5 – On Fascism

Primary:

Trotsky (1933) ‘What is National Socialism?’

Trotsky (1934) ‘Bonapartism and Fascism’

Secondary:

Wistrich, Robert (1976) ‘Leon Trotsky’s Theory of Fascism’, Journal of Contemporary History, 11(4):pp. 157-184.

Week 6 – On the Soviet Union

Primary:

Trotsky (1936) The Revolution Betrayed, Chapter 5 & 9, 11

Secondary:

Anderson, Perry (1983) ‘Trotsky’s Interpretation of Stalinism’, New Left Review, (I)139: pp. 49-58

Week 7 – On Art, Literature and Morality

Primary:

Trotsky, ‘Questions of Culture, Literature, Art, Morals’ in Isaac Deutscher (ed) The Age of Permanent Revolution: A Trotsky Anthology, pp. 299-331

Secondary:

Deutscher, Isaac (1959) The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky, 1921-1929, Chapter 3 ‘Not by Politics Alone’

Week 8 – Contemporary Extensions

Rosenberg, Justin (1996) ‘Isaac Deutscher and the Lost History of International Relations’, New Left Review(I) 215: 3–15. Can be found at http://www.justinrosenberg.webspace.virginmedia.com/Uneven/Writings.html

Barker, Colin (2006) ‘Beyond Trotsky: Extending Combined and Uneven Development’ in Bill Dunn and Hugo Radice (eds) 100 years of Permanent Revolution: Results and Prospects (London: Pluto),78–87.

Rosenberg, Justin (2010) ‘Basic problems in the Theory of Uneven and Combined Development. Part II: Unevenness and Political Multiplicity’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 23: 1, 165-189. Can be found at http://www.justinrosenberg.webspace.virginmedia.com/Uneven/Writings.html

Links

www.unevenandcombined.com

www.trotskyana.net

www.historicalmaterialism.org

www.brill.nl/hm


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