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  1. The Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution
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  2. The Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution

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Contains discussions between leaders of the U.S. Socialist Workers Party and exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1938. The product of these discussions, a program of immediate, democratic, and transitional demands, was adopted by the SWP later that year. This program for socialist revolution remains an irreplaceable component of a fighting guide for communist workers today.

Introductions by Joseph Hansen and George Novack, notes, index. Now upgraded with enlarged type.

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This remarkable book contains the Transitional Program, the founding document of the revolutionary movement Trotsky built. As you will read in this book, it was not written by Trotsky alone, but was the product of the experience of fighting workers from every continent. It was written to apply the lessons of the Russian revolution to the world, particularly to the realities of class struggle in the United States. It also contains discussions Trotsky had with American revolutionists and union leaders like Farrell Dobbs and Vincent Dunne, leaders of the great Minneapolis Strikes of the 1930s that made the Teamsters a real force in the labor movement. It also contains attempts to apply this program to the struggles of African Americans and other working people. This is a practical handbook on how to change the world.
This book is a field manual of revolutionary tactics. It builds a bridge from the daily economic needs and struggles of the working class to the necessity for socialist revolution to successfully fulfill those needs. The Transitional Program is just that - a transitional program or approach on how to get from where we are today, the epoch of capitalist-imperialist decay to the socialist-communist society based on the works of Marx and Lenin. This is the Communist Manifesto for the 21st century.
This is one of the most critical books for our epoch. According to Trotsky, the working class can lead humanity out of its impasse of war and oppression, if it has a tested communist leadership. He puts forward a program for such a leadership to inspire workers with the confidence that as a class we can seize power from the destructive capitalist class. With his strategic sense of history, he paints a picture of the leadership tests that will occur as workers try to defend themselves, against unemployment, inflation, war, or against the secret strikebreaking or fascist gangs of the capitalists. A revolutionary communist party must prepare for revolutionary times now. Revolutionaries who wait have always failed. This book is totally grounded in Trotsky's experience at the side of Lenin during the Russian Revolution and the early revolutionary years of the Communist International. Among the interesting and very relevant sections is one on how the revolutionary party can guide the... Read more
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