Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? In Context



Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? In ContextWhat Is To Be Donehas Long Been Interpreted As Evidence Of Lenin S Elitist Attitude Toward Workers Lih Uses A Wide Range Of Previously Unavailable Contextual Sources To Fundamentally Overturn This Reading Of History S Most Misunderstood Revolutionary Text He Argues That Lenin S Polemic Must Be Seen Within The Context Of A Rising Worker S Movement In Russia, And Shows That Lenin S Perspective Fit Squarely Within The Mainstream Of The Socialist Movement Of His TimeRather Than The Manifesto Of An Authoritarian Leader, Lih Reveals A Guide To Action To Help Cohere And Strengthen A Promising Movement, Which Still Maintains Remarkable Relevance To Today S World Clearly Written, Well Reasoned, And Effectively Documented, It Is A Work That No Scholar Seriously Examining The Life And Thought Of Lenin Will Be Able To Ignore Paul Le Blanc, Author Of Marx, Lenin, And The Revolutionary Experience Studies Of Communism And Radicalism In The Age Of Globalization If We Are Honestly To Assess The Lessons Of The Russian Revolution, Then It Is Essential That We Unpick The Real Lenin From This Shared Stalinist And Liberal Myth Of Leninism It Would Be Difficult To Praise Too Highly Lars Lih S Contribution To Such An Honest Reassessment Of Lenin S Thought At Its Heart, Lih S Book Aims To Overthrow, And Succeeds In Overthrowing, What He Calls The Textbook Interpretation Of Lenin S What Is To Be Done Lih Thus Adds To And Deepens The Arguments Of Those Who Have Sought To Recover The Real Lenin From The Cold War Mythology Paul Blackledge, Author, Historical Materialism And Social Evolution

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  • Paperback
  • 880 pages
  • Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? In Context
  • Lars T. Lih
  • English
  • 12 February 2018
  • 1931859582

10 thoughts on “Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? In Context

  1. Steve says:

    An amazing book from start to finish If you like books that give painstaking analysis to obscure passages from Russian Marxists emigres circa early 1900 s, then this is the book for you In all seriousness, this a lucid and scholarly book which brings out the content of what the future Russian Revolution and the revolutionaries who made it were debating all those years Namely organizational questions Lih s book is an attempt to put Lenin on the side of the anti conspiratorial, democratic, wor An amazing book from start to finish If you like books that give painstaking analysis to obscure passages from Russian Marxists emigres circa early 1900 s, then this is the book for you In all seriousness, this a lucid and scholarly book which brings out the content of what the future Russian Revolution and the revolutionaries who made it were debating all those years Namely organizational questions Lih s book is an attempt to put Lenin on the side of the anti conspiratorial, democratic, worker run party who was optimistic about winning the battle of democracy in Autocratic Russia, arguing against those who thought it was either impossible or impractical

  2. Online-University of-the-Left says:

    Very Good, so far Includes a new translation of What Is To Be Done and puts everything in historical context It upgrades Kautsky s role and influence on Lenin.

  3. Jason Schulman says:

    If you think you understand Lenin, you probably don t, unless you ve plowed through this book Lih s comprehensive research and, in particular, his new translations of heretofore badly translated Russian terms, make it clear that Lenin was not, in 1902 when Lenin s pamphlet What Is to Be Done was published , the elitist minded reviser of Marxism that he is generally thought to be, nor was Bolshevism an authoritarian political trend prior to the Russian Civil War For most of his political care If you think you understand Lenin, you probably don t, unless you ve plowed through this book Lih s comprehensive research and, in particular, his new translations of heretofore badly translated Russian terms, make it clear that Lenin was not, in 1902 when Lenin s pamphlet What Is to Be Done was published , the elitist minded reviser of Marxism that he is generally thought to be, nor was Bolshevism an authoritarian political trend prior to the Russian Civil War For most of his political career Lenin s political beliefs were the same as those of the pope of Marxism, Karl Kautsky, who claimed that political liberty and democracy were the light and the air of the workers movement hence, the authoritarian vanguard party allegedly outlined in WITBD did not, and could not, ever exist in real life before the Russian Civil War

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