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John Molyneux

Marxism and the Party


First published in 1978 by Pluto Press, London.
Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).


l. Karl Marx: class and party

2. Lenin and the birth of Bolshevism

3. Lenin: from Russian Bolshevism to the Communist International

4. Rosa Luxemburg’s alternative view

5. Trotsky’s dual legacy

6. Gramsci’s Modern Prince

7. The revolutionary party today


Special thanks are due to Tony Cliff for his many valuable criticisms and suggestions and for his work as editor, to Anita Bromley for typing large sections of the manuscript, and to Jill, Sara and Jack for putting up with so many spoiled holidays.

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