The Class Nature of the Soviet State

Author: Leon Trotsky

ISBN: 978-1898231-12-7

The Class Nature of the Soviet State' and 'The Workers' State and the Question of Thermidor and Bonapartism' is of vital importance for the revolutionary movement today. The first article sums up the conclusions of the Left Opposition of the Soviet Communist Party in the crucial year, 1933, when it decided to found the Fourth International. The second article examines the usefulness and the limits of comparing the stages of reaction after the French Revolution of 1789 with those of the Stalinist bureaucracy after Lenin's death and studying then dissimilarities based in the fact that the first was a bourgeois and the second a proletarian revolution.