Rise and Fall of the Leninist State: A Marxist History of the Soviet Union by Lenny Flank
Approx. 35,210 words.
Published on September 8, 2009.
An economic history of the Soviet Union, from its inception in 1917 to its demise in 1991. It is in the economics of the Leninist state, not its politics or ideology, that we find the seeds of its destruction. By examining the economics of the USSR, we can see not only why the Russian Revolution took the course that it did, but why it could not have taken any other path.