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by V. I. Lenin

  • ISBN: 0717801969
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: V. I. Lenin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: International Publishing (June 1, 1932)
  • Pages: 103
  • ePub book: 1154 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1265 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 850

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Lenin wrote this book in 1917, while he was hiding from the Russian secret police.

Lenin wrote this book in 1917, while he was hiding from the Russian secret police. He did this because there was lettle awareness or thought between the state and revolution during the period of the Second International (1889-1914). This work by Lenin is important to communist thinking and the Marxist concept of the state which is clearly and consisely expressed in this book. All through this work Lenin cites and examines Marx and Engle's writings.

Lenin wrote The State and Revolution in August and September 1917, when he was in hiding from persecution of the .

Lenin wrote The State and Revolution in August and September 1917, when he was in hiding from persecution of the Provisional Government. The need for such a theoretical work as this was mentioned by Lenin in the second half of 1916. In it Lenin had collected quotations from the works of Marx and Engels, and extracts from the books by Kautsky, Pannekoek and Bernstein with his own critical notes, conclusions and generalisations. When Lenin left Switzerland for Russia in April 1917, he feared arrest by the Provisional Government and left the manuscript of "Marxism on the State" behind - as it would have been destroyed had he been caught.

The State and Revolution (1917), by Vladimir Lenin, describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the . .

The State and Revolution (1917), by Vladimir Lenin, describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat. Lenin began the composition of an early draft of State and Revolution while in exile in Switzerland in 1916, under the title "Marxism on the State".

State and Revolution by . The Marxist Theory of the State and the Tasks of the Proletariat in the Revolution. The question of the state is now acquiring particular importance both in theory and in practical politics.

This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. As both historical document and political statement, its importance can hardly be exaggerated.

The State and Revolution book. Lenin believed in an evolution of the state into a system where the proletariat ruled for themselves and self-policed their affairs. How quickly that thought morphed into dictatorship. Lastly, I wonder very much what Lenin would have to say about the state of affairs in the United States today. It First, allow me to say Lenin is a much, much better writer than Trotsky. Second, Lenin has provided in this work a roadmap to revolution.

The ideas Lenin lays out in State and Revolution were essential to the success of the Russian Revolution, the first time workers took power and built up their own state institutions to deal with the tasks at hand. However, the misunderstandings and distortions of Lenin’s ideas on the state by parties calling themselves socialist contributed to the defeat of revolutions in Spain in the 1930s and Chile in the 1970s.

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In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, The October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed master work on The State and Revolution ...

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Taun Taun
Written exactly as the events were unfolding in Petrograd and elsewhere in Russia, this book is virtually dedicated to the denunciations of so-called "revolutionaries" who had in the past and in the 1 917 present watered down Marxism into a virtual collaboration with the bourgeoisie. Lenin also elucidated on what the dictatorship of the proletariat means in Leninist terms, and what the destruction of the capitalist state entails, and should accomplish. Differentiation between the Marxist and anarchist views of these things also clarified. Great companion to "What is to Be Done" and "Imperiaism the highest stage of capitalism." Highly recommended
Foginn Foginn
A very insightful read - whether or not one agrees with Lenin's expectations for a Marxist economic system, his views on taking charge of your government's program is as relevant to us today as it was for him then.
Delari Delari
Lenin explains his program in great detail. A very useful reference point in this respect. However at times possibly too much detail. A bit repetitive in places. It was translated 100 years ago, so some of the expressions ate no longer in common usage.
Kinashand Kinashand
Nicely book love it
Probably I'm gonna read it again soon
Xaluenk Xaluenk
Just plain old damned excellent introduction to socialism
net rider net rider
Very interesting book. It goes over many ideals Lenin had about the state and the revolution. Very good book
Vozilkree Vozilkree
I purchased and read this book after reading the Communist Manifesto and Capital by Karl Marx. I was trying to get my head around the Marxist world view, since I basically found myself agreeing with with most of what I was reading. I've heard terrible things about Lenin and wanted to find out from the "horses mouth" exactly what he was up to. I found "State and Revolution" to be very informative as to what revolution is all about and also a lot of my questions about Marxism were answered.

I wold recommend this book for anyone who has questions about Marxism in practice, since Lenin was the leader of the first trully Marxist government.
A clear and well documented account of the role of the proletariat in the class struggle. Explains the true meaning while clearing up mistakes and misconceptions.