State and Revolution

ISBN-10: 014018435X

ISBN-13: 9780140184358

Edition: 1992

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/4/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Robert W. Service was born in London about 1874. He had a convoluted life that involved much moving around, from Scotland, to England, to Canada, to California. He worked in banks, was a war correspondent for the Toronto Star and an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross, and he served as an intelligence officer in the Canadian Army in World War I. In 1907, he published his first book of poetry, The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses This book included the well-known poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and this first brought him public recognition. In 1909, he left his banker's job and began writing his first novel, The Trail of the '98. He married in 1913 and the couple had a daughter. In 1921, Service went to Hollywood to work on a film version of Dan McGrew. In later life, he devoted himself to writing and traveling and he died in Brittany, France, in 1958.

Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Class Society and the State
The State as the Product of the Irreconcilability of Class Antagonisms
Special Bodies of Armed Men, Prisons, etc.
The State as an Instrument for the Exploitation of the Oppressed Class
The "Withering Away" of the State and Violent Revolution
The Experiences of 1848-1851
On the Eve of Revolution
Results of the Revolution
The Formulation of the Question by Marx in 1852
Experiences of the Paris Commune of 1871: Marx's Analysis
In What Does the Heroism of the Communards Consist?
What is to Replace the Shattered State Machinery?
The Destruction of Parliamentarism
The Organisation of National Unity
Destruction of the Parasite-State
Supplementary Explanations by Engels
The Housing Question
Polemic Against the Anarchists
Letter to Bebel
Criticism of the Draft of the Erfurt Programme
The 1891 Preface to Marx's Civil War in France
Engels on the Overcoming of Democracy
The Economic Base of the Withering Away of the State
Formulation of the Question by Marx
Transition from Capitalism to Communism
First Phase of Communist Society
Higher Phase of Communist Society
Vulgarisation of Marx by the Opportunists
Plekhanov's Polemic Against the Anarchists
Kautsky's Polemic Against the Opportunists
Kautsky's Polemic Against Pannekoek
Postscript to First Edition
Explanatory Notes
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