Nevertheless, in spite of their prediction concerning the dangers of Marxism, the Anarchists in every country, with few individual exceptions, whole-heartedly support the Bolsheviks. This was because the Bolsheviks promised a society in which power should reside in the masses of the people. They used Anarchistic ideas to win the masses and proceeded to repudiate their promises as soon as they had secured power.
In this pamphlet, comrade Maximov sets forth unanswerable proof of the contrast between Bolshevik promises and Bolshevik performance. Being as well grounded in Marxist writings and teachings as in those of his own movement, he is able to support his contention by abundant quotations from Lenin. With apt illustrations from history of what really happened in Russia, he demonstrates the glaring contrast.
I feel that no one could read this pamphlet with an open mind and continue to believe that the Communists in any country represent the true aims and interests of the working class. It is hoped that this clear and accurate statement of the Russian situation will be read by every intelligent man and woman for whom it is written. It is hope that they will be inspired to strive for new social order, the Anarchist ideal of a world of workers where there are no dictators, where all are genuinely equal and free.
DR. GREGORY HEINER