Vladimir Lenin

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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
In 1924 Georg Lukács wrote a slim little short book on Lenin, titled: "Lenin: A Study on the Unity of his Thought." Notably he never, ever once uses the term 'Leninism.' After 93 years Lukács book remains of one the best,if not the best book on the substance and significance of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Lenin: A Study on the Unity of his Thought

Out of the chaos following Lenin’s death and the mounting fury against Lukács and his freshly penned History and Class Consciousness (1923), this book bears an assessment of Lenin as “the only theoretical equal to Marx.” Lukács shows, with unprecedented clarity, how Lenin’s historical interventions — from his vanguard politics and repurposing of the state to his detection of a new, imperialist stage of capitalism — advanced the conjunction of theory and practice, class consciousness and class struggle. A postscript from 1967 reflects on how this picture of Lenin, which both shattered failed Marxism and preserved certain prejudices of its day, became even more inspirational after the oppressions of Stalin. Lukács’s study remains indispensable to an understanding of the contemporary significance of Lenin’s life and work.

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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
Lenin was definitely a tremendous organizer and a great revolutionary. He also had some great shortcomings in his analysis of the Russian society and its implications as far as constructing Socialism was concerned.
The article below is a critical assessment of the Russian Revolution.

The Russian Revolution Revisited
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