The strongest opposition to revisionism got here from socialists in international locations such as the Russian Empire where parliamentary democracy didn’t exist. Chief among these was the Russian Vladimir Lenin, whose works such as Our Programme set out the views of those that rejected revisionist ideas. In 1903, there was the beginnings of what eventually turned a formal break up within the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party into revolutionary Bolshevik and reformist Menshevik factions. In some international locations, particularly Britain and the British dominions, labour events were fashioned. These were events largely formed by and managed by the trade unions, rather than formed by groups of socialist activists who then appealed to the workers for support.
Just before his death in 1895, Engels argued that there was now a “single typically recognised, crystal clear theory of Marx” and a “single great worldwide army of socialists”. Despite its illegality because of … Read More