by N. Bukharin & E. Preobrazhensky
In 1919, in the midst of chaos and destruction, communists in Russia wrote a short programme to set out priorities and goals.
Next year came The ABC of Communism, an extended popular guide to the Programme.
A new Afterword poses critical questions:
How realistic was the programme?
How did critics view this programme?
These three texts provide historical insights and critical perspectives; they explore and explain what communism was ... or might be?