What Is to Be Done?




      What Is to Be Done?
In What Is to Be Done , Lenin in 1901 argues that the working class will not spontaneously become political simply by fighting economic battles with employers over wages, working hours and the like To convert the working class to Marxism, Lenin insists that Marxists should form a political party, or vanguard , of dedicated revolutionaries to spread Marxist political ideas among the workers Lenin said that the article represented a skeleton plan to be developed in greater detail in a pamphlet now in preparation for print. New Download Kindle ePUB What Is to Be Done? Author Vladimir Lenin – heartforum.co.uk

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich 1870 1924 one of the leaders of the Bolshevik party since its formation in 1903 Led the Soviets to power in October, 1917 Elected to the head of the Soviet government until 1922, when he retired due to ill health.Lenin, born in 1870, was committed to revolutionary struggle from an early age his elder brother was hanged for the attempted assassination of Czar Alexander III In 1891 Lenin passed his Law exam with high honors, whereupon he took to representing the poorest peasantry in Samara After moving to St Petersburg in 1893, Lenin s experience with the oppression of the peasantry in Russia, coupled with the revolutionary teachings of G V Plekhanov, guided Lenin to meet with revolutionary groups In April 1895, his comrades helped send Lenin abroad to get up to speed with the revolutionary movement in Europe, and in particular, to meet the Emancipation of Labour Group, of which Plekhanov head After five months abroad, traveling from Switzerland to France to Germany, working at libraries and newspapers to make his way, Lenin returned to Russia, carrying a brief case with a false bottom, full of Marxist literature.On returning to Russia, Lenin and Martov created the League for the Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class, uniting the Marxist circles in Petrograd at the time The group supported strikes and union activity, distributed Marxist literature, and taught in workers education groups In St Petersburg Lenin begins a relationship with Nadezhda Krupskaya In the night of December 8, 1895, Lenin and the members of the party are arrested Lenin sentenced to 15 months in prison By 1897, when the prison sentence expired, the autocracy appended an additional three year sentence, due to Lenin s continual writing and organising while in prison Lenin is exiled to the village of Shushenskoye, in Siberia, where he becomes a leading member of the peasant community Krupskaya is soon also sent into exile for revolutionary activities, and together they work on party organising, the monumental work The Development of Capitalism in Russia, and the translating of Sidney and Beatrice Webb s Industrial Democracy.After his term of exile ends, Lenin emigrates to M nich, and is soon joined by Krupskaya Lenin creates Iskra, in efforts to bring together the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, which had been scattered after the police persecution of the first congress of the party in 1898 After leading the October Revolution, Lenin served as the first and only chairman of the R.S.F.S.R. In 1919 Lenin founded the Communist International In 1921 Lenin instituted the NEP During 1922 Lenin suffered a series of strokes that prevented active work in government While in his final year late 1922 to 1923 Lenin wrote his last articles where he outlined a programme to fight against the bureaucratization of the Commmunist Party and the Soviet state Lenin died on January 21, 1924, as a result of multiple strokes.

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  • What Is to Be Done?
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10 thoughts on “ What Is to Be Done?

  1. C says:

    I don t get it Not that book, that I get What I don t get is why every popular Marxist book I read, I come away with an entirely different reading than the main stream interpretation I don t possess faculties other do not, so what is it Does Marxism make them look a little too hard in the mirror Are the concepts too abstract Is the moral duty put upon their shoulders too heavy If you ve heard about this book, and you probably have, you think you know it s a book all about how to establish I don t get it Not that book, that I get What I don t get is why every popular Marxist book I read, I come away with an entirely different reading than the main stream interpretation I don t possess faculties other do not, so what is it Does Marxism make them look a little too hard in the mirror Are the concepts too abstract ...

  2. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    What can be done a Go on strike.b SPAM the world with Zibaldone.c Boycott , gr, Burgerville.d Speak truth to power which doesn t listen.e Flood the Feed with nsfw book covers like.f Remind folks thatwants to sell advertising space g Adblock but that s old school.h That kind of th...

  3. Rui Coelho says:

    We get it, Lenin, social democrats suck Indeed they do But besides that, do you have anything else to say No, justramblings about russian social democrats Too bad

  4. Czarny Pies says:

    History students have to read this one After 120 years of socialist theorizing someone had to make it work in practice Lenin and Stalin did just that The key was to remove all mass input and ensure that a group of professional apparatchiks i.e full time, professional functionary of the Communist Party be put in place to keep every one under the Party s thumb It worked brilliantly In less than ten years a country built on a vague utopian theor...

  5. Andrew Fairweather says:

    We have noted that the entire student youth of the period was absorbed in Marxism Of course, these students were not only, or even not so much, interested in Marxism as a theory they were interested in it as an answer to the question, What is to be done , as a call to take the field against the enemy These new warriors marched to battle with astonishingly primitive equipment and training In a vast number of cases they had almost no equipment and absolutely no training They marched to war We have noted that the entire student youth of the period was absorbed in Marxism Of course, these students were not only, or even not so much, interested in Marxism as a theory they were interested in it as an answer to the question, What is to be done , as a call to take the field against the enemy These new warriors marched to battle with astonishingly primitive equipment and training In a vast number of cases they had almost no equipment and absolutely no training They marched to war like peasants from the plough, armed only with clubs What Is To Be Done takes issue with the opinions expressed by the periodical Rabocheye Dyelo or, The Workers Cause against Iskra which was co founded by Lenin Lenin s critique of RD cites the organ...

  6. Michael David says:

    I am not a Communist.I have the firm belief, however, that before stating what I am not I have to understand what I am against I thought that to understand Communism I had to read one of its primary sources, so I read one of the two great treatises of Communism the other one being State and Revolution, also by V I Lenin It wasn t a smooth read What is to be Done is full of both passion and vitriol It is an uncompromising explanation and exhortation to all workers, all proletarians, I am not a Communist.I have the firm belief, however, that before stating what I am not I have to understand what I am against I thought that to understand Communism I had to read one of its primary sources, so I read one of the two great treat...

  7. Steven Peterson says:

    What Is to Be Done Burning Questions of Our Movement is one of V I Lenin s most important works It lays out his strategy of revolutionary change This slender volume attempts to lay out an approach to revolutionary change The key actor is the party, to serve as a vanguard for the masses, to make decisions in their name and in their interest One function of the party is to accelerate the development of class consciousness among the Russian have notes Lenin observes that Everyone agre What Is to Be Done Burning Questions of Our Movement is one of V I Lenin s most important works It lays out his strategy of revolutionary change This slender volume attempts to lay out an approach to revolutionary change The key actor is the party, to serve as a vanguard for the masses, to make decisions in their name and in their interest One function of the party is to accelerate the development of class consciousness among the Russian have notes Lenin observes that Everyone agrees that it is necessary to develop the political consciousness of the working class The question is, how that this is to be done and what is required to do it He responds to his own question To bring political knowledge to the workers, the Social Democrats must go ...

  8. P.D. Maior says:

    A good study, I don t know if I read all of it, mainly though it doesn t matter what fine words he said, it s what he did as he said Besides the millions killed and hundred thousands tortured he co opted the Gogol, Turgenev, Bakhunin, Solzhenitsyen original holy Communalism all religions exoterically and esoterically teach especially early Christianity then turned it on it s head By the time everyone found out, he was already materialist reductionist king for a day hunting exactly such co A good study, I don t know if I read all of it, mainly though it doesn t matter what fine words he said, it s what he did as he said Besides the millions killed and hundred thousands tortured he co opted the Gogol, Turgenev, Bakhunin, Solzhenitsyen original holy Communalism all religions exoterically and esoterically teach especially early Christianity then turned it on it s head By the time everyone found out, he was already materialist reductionist king for a day hunting exactly such communalists and any religious or neo platonists down as the imperialist dictator and king killer and people swallower he reall...

  9. Michael says:

    In Pierre Menard Author of Don Quixote, Borges imagines what it would mean for Don Quixote to be rewritten word for word in 20th Century Argentina Reading What Is to Be Done feels like reading Menard s Don Quixote Rather than a defense of action for the Social Democratic movement in Russia, we read What Is to Be Done through the lens of a series of dramatis personae the revolutionary, the economist, the trade unionist, the bourgeois political actor The drama unfolds with Marxism in a crisis In Pierre Menard Author of Don Quixote, Bo...

  10. Pedro says:

    It took me sometime to finish this book, not due to it being particularly hard, but due to limited time.I must say i did not enjoyed such a book in a long time Both as a political piece and as history...

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