Topic 8

The socialist revolution in the neo-colonial world

Trotsky’s Permanent Revolution vs the SACP’s National Democratic Revolution


Reading 1: The Legacy of Leon Trotsky, Chapters 1 and 5 (MWT)

Chapter 1The Theory of the Permanent Revolution

Chapter 5The “New” SACP’s Explanation of Stalinism


Reading 2: Results & Prospects (Trotsky)


Reading 3: The Right of Nations to Self-Determination (Lenin)