Was the Bolshevik Revolution a Failure? (A Symposium) — Paul Mattick (1938)| Marxists Internet Archive

As soon as the Bolsheviks recognized that the proletariat was too weak to establish state capitalistic systems favorable to Russia in other countries, and also that the bourgeoisie was no longer willing to risk anything in a struggle against state capitalist Russia, that is, about 1920, the Bolsheviks ceased to support revolutionary movements in other countries and instead prepared for a peaceful side by side existence with the other capitalistic systems. No more than Stalin today, were Lenin and Trotsky interested in helping the world revolution to reach proletarian objectives. The decline of the revolutionary movement in the world, and the consolidation of the power of capital now also served the needs of Bolshevik Russia.

Source: Was the Bolshevik Revolution a Failure? (A Symposium) — Paul Mattick (1938)| Marxists Internet Archive

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