Our Revolution


Essays on Working-Class and International Revolution

Collected and Translated
with Biography and Explanatory Notes



Author of The Soul of the Russian Revolution

Written: End 1904 - March 1917 (preface, notes and biography written in 1918).
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co, New York, 1918.
Online Version: Marxists Internet Archive, 1999 & 2000.
Transcribed: Alphonsos Pangas.
HTML Markup: Alphonsos Pangas and David Walters.

This work, long since out of print, and suppressed by the political opponents of Leon Trotsky after 1928, makes its debut here on the Trotsky Internet Archive for the first time to the public in 72 years. The essays compiled by M.J. Olgin represent a very good cross section of writings by the co-leader, with V.I. Lenin, of the Russian Revolution, prior to Trotsky’s joining the Bolshevik Party. Most of these works have never been available in English since this Henry Holt & Company edition was published. M.J. Olgin was fluent in several languages including English, Yiddish and Russian. He authored several books on Russian and Yiddish culture. After Stalin’s rise to power after the death of V.I. Lenin, and after Leon Trotsky’s expulsion from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1928, immediately prior the great purges of the Old Bolsheviks [Zinoviev, Kamanev, Bukharin, et al.] in 1935, he quickly issued the classic anti-Trotskyist work, Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise

Leon Trotzky - Biographical Notes (by M.J. Olgin)

End of 1904: The Proletariat and the Revolution

Jan. 20, 1905: The Events in Petersburg

1906: Prospects of a Labor Dictatorship (results and prospects)

1907: The Soviet and the Revolution

1907: Preface to My Round Trip

1917: The Lessons of the Great Year

1917: On the Eve of a Revolution

1917: Two Faces

1917: The Growing Conflict

1917: War or Peace?

1917: Trotzky on the Platform in Petrograd
(from a Russian paper)

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