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Bukharin s Philosophical Arabesques was written while he was imprisoned in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, facing trial on charges of treason, and later awaiting execution after he was found guilty. After the death of Lenin, Bukharin cooperated with Stalin for a time. Once Stalin's supremacy was assured he began eliminating all potential rivals. For Bukharin, the process wa ...more
Hardcover, 407 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Monthly Review Press
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This was a really good book! Shame Bukharin couldn't continue his theoretical work, mainly because this seemed to be something of a beacon of him breaking from his previous, more mechanistic marxism, into something a lot more dynamic and flexible, there's good groundwork in here for a rejuvenated and less dogmatic marxism, I'd definitely recommend it to everyone.
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Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (Russian: Николай Иванович Бухарин; 9 October [O.S. 27 September] 1888 – 15 March 1938) was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, Soviet politician and prolific author on revolutionary theory.

As a young man, he spent six years in exile, working closely with fellow-exiles Lenin and Trotsky. After the revolution of February 1917, he returned to Moscow, where his Bolshevik cre
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