The New Economics E. Preobrazhensky 1926

posted 15 Mar 2010, 10:46 by Admin uk   [ updated 5 Mar 2011, 03:37 ]
It is almost funny that the IMT leaders refuse to publish views that contradict their "line" when even after Stalin took power differences of opinion like this were part of public debates in the USSR in the late 1920s and beyond.
Despite a quite advanced state of Stalinist degeneration not all institutions and structures of power prevented open discussion and debate in 1926. Below is the statement that was made by the publishers of Preobrazhensky's book.

Foreword to the first edition
Foreword to the second edition
The Method of Theoretical Analysis of Soviet Economy


A Statement by the Editorial Board of the Communist Academy

Publishing House in issuing the second edition of Comrade Preobrazhensky's book, The New Economics, the editorial board of the Communist Academy publishing house considers it necessary to state that this work puts forward views which the editorial board does not share and which are being used as the theoretical foundation for their position by groups of comrades who are at variance with our party. However, the problems of the economy of the transitional period, which are attracting very intense attention in both their practical and their theoretical aspects, call for an all-round analysis. The different tendencies of our Soviet and Party reality naturally find their expression in the field of theoretical analysis, including tendencies of a deviationist nature.
Comrade Preobrazhensky's book has been evaluated in articles written by a number of comrades, including Comrades Bukharin, Goldenberg and others; the problems dealt with in this book have provided the subject of a special discussion in the Communist Academy; and we shall have to return to them again more than once in the pages of the Vestnik Kommunisticheskoi Akademii. For these reasons, the editorial board, while not sharing Comrade Preobrazhensky's opinions, nevertheless considers it possible to publish his book, in the interests of ensuring an all-round analysis of the most important problems thrown up by the economy of the transition period.

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