Author: Teodor ShaninPublisher: Aakar BooksYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 286ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789350020036
Late Marx and the Russian Road addresses in a new way Marx’s attitudes to societies we describe today as ‘developing’ or ‘peripheral’ and to social and socialist theories which originated in them and which reflect their particularities. It argues that the intensive research coupled with public silence during the last decade of Marx’s life represented – not accidentally-with intensive studies of Russia and contacts with it theorists and revolutionaries. Russia was the first’ developing society’ in the sense accepted today, and its social and intellectual context were to produce by the turn of the century the first wave of ‘modernization’ theories and strategies, as well as Leninism. Included in this work are the translations of Marx’s notes from the late 1880s, hailed as one of the most important ‘finds’ of the last century.
IntroductionPart I: Late MarxLate Marx: gods and craftsmen Teodor ShaninMarx and revolutionary Russia Haruki WadaLate Marx: continuity, contradiction and learning Derek Sayer and Philip CorriganPart II: The Russian RoadMarx-Zasulich correspondence: letters and draftsVera Zasulich: A letter to Marx (February 1881)Karl Marx: Drafts of a reply (February/March 1881)Karl Marx: The reply to Zasulich (March 1881)David Ryazanov: The discovery of the drafts (1924)Karl Marx: A letter to the Editorial Board of Otechestvennye ZapiskiKarl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Preface to the secondRussian edition of the Manifesto of the Communist Party Kar; Marx: ConfessionsMarx after Capital: a biographical note (1867-1883)Derek SayerThe Russian scene: a biographical noteJonathan SandersPart III: The Russian Revolutionary Tradition 1850 to 1890Nikolai Chernyshevskii: Selected writingsThe People’s Will: Basic documents and writingsMarxism and the vernacular revolutionary traditions Teodor ShaninIndex