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Lenin on state and democracy by Aleksandr Georgievich Spirkin

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Published by Novosti Press Agency Publishing House in Moscow .
Written in English


  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924.,
  • State, The.,
  • Dictatorship of the proletariat.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] A. Spirkin.
LC ClassificationsJC11 .S67
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4618070M
LC Control Number77423793

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"State and Revolution" () describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the State as a tool for class oppression, a creation born of one social class's desire to control all other social by:   In Lenin’s handling of the matter, at least in The State and Revolution, two “models” of the state are contraposed in the sharpest possible way: either there is the “old state,” with its repressive, military-bureaucratic apparatus, i.e. the bourgeois state; or there is the “transitional” type of state of the dictatorship of the. V. I. Lenin The State: A Lecture Delivered at the Sverdlov University a republic is the absence of any non-elected authority; an aristocracy is the power of a relatively small minority, a democracy is the power of the people (democracy in Greek literally means the power of the people). Private Property and the State. This book says that. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April – 21 January ), better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from to and of the Soviet Union from to Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Alma mater: Saint Petersburg Imperial University.

  The key for Marx, and therefore Lenin then, in State and Revolution, is that the new state form is being described as transitory in uses the term as synonymous with workers’ state. Now this is important for Lenin’s next move where he has a dig at anarchists who want to get rid of all states straight after the : Paul Vernell.   Engels is, Lenin explains, consequently speaking here of democracy also "dying down of itself", or "withering away" which seems strange at first sight, but is explainable in that democracy is also a function of the State and, consequently, also disappears when the State withers away. According to Lenin revolution alone can abolish the bourgeois.   The one thing I would say about this book is that it is slightly mistitled. It is less a biography of Lenin as it is biography of Leninism--which is an equally useful study. I really liked his discussions of the implications of Lenin's ideas and actions and the evolution of those ideas over time, under each of his by: The State and Revolution is a standout read in which Lenin, confronting a revolution that came too much before advanced capitalism had developed, found himself between a part of the left ready to hand back power to the capitalists in return for concessions, and the anarchists ready to take the fight to the next level without a clear plan/5().

Notes on Lenin's State and Revolution Democracy has many meanings. Under some of these definitions, socialism respects and extends democracy. More than ever before, the administrative assistant, the factory worker, the retail worker, the .   IT IS impossible to understand the essence of the Soviet system without constantly keeping in mind Lenin's psychology. In Lenin had dreamed and planned a revolution achieved by a minority group of "modern social-democratic Jacobins" or "professional revolutionists," but achieved as a democratic revolution -- a democratic republic oriented from Author: Mark Vishniak. Lenin’s other pressing reason for rejecting “social democracy,” he explained to his fellow Bolsheviks, was that the term was “scientifically incorrect.” Democracy was emphatically not the goal as it was simply one form of “state.” All states were means by .   Lenin the Dictator is published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson. To order a copy for £ (RRP £25) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only.