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A Talk with Defenders of Economism

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1915

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'A Talk with Defenders of Economism':

Lenin was a prolific political theoretician and philosopher who wrote about the practical aspects of carrying out a proletarian revolution he wrote pamphlets articles and books without a stenographer or secretary until prevented by illness. He simultaneously corresponded with comrades allies and friends in Russia and world-wide. His Collected Works comprise 54 volumes each of about 650 pages translated into English in 45 volumes by Progress Publishers Moscow 196070. The most influential include: What is to be Done? (1902) states that a revolution requires a professional vanguard party. Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916) explains why capitalism had not collapsed as Marx had posited presenting the First World War as a capitalist war for land resources and cheap labour. The State and the Revolution (1917) interprets the ideas of Marx and Engels the October Revolutions theoretic basis and opposes the social-democratic tendency as indecisive in effecting revolution. April Theses (1917) propose the socio-economic need for a socialist revolution. Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder (1920) sharp critique of the ultra-left

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... of the movement, whose interaction creates a definite type of labour movement and determines its path, the path from which the ideologists, ...
... itself completely from the 'Economists', Iskra loses sight of the fact that their activity prepared the ground for the workers' participation in the ...
... sectarian intolerance so characteristic of ideologists in the infantile period of social movements, Iskra is ready to brand every disagreement with ...
... and obstinately ignores the numorous points of contact in views. We have in mind Iskra's attitude towards Rabocheye Dyelo.     Iskra's ...
... state of affairs but lacking the patience to wait until the workers will have gathered suffcient forces for this struggle, Iskra begins to seek ...
... it. Such too, is Iskra's attitude towards the student movement. And yet in other articles Iskra sharply condemns all 'compromise' and defends, for instance, ...
... exemplary, literary style in which Iskra is written, a thing so rare in illegal publications, its regular appearance, and the abundance of fresh and ...
... Social-Democratic organisation is guilty of the sin of Economism (Two Conferences, p. 32, published by Rabocheye Dyelo ). And now to the matter.   ...
... but it was the consciousness of priests and Zubatovs and not that of socialists that participated in this interaction. The theoretical views of the ...
... leaders with such a broad political outlook, such revolutionary energy, and such organisational talent as to create a militant political party on ...
... to this drawback, but that have declared it to be a special virtue, that have elevated the worship of, and servility towards, spontaneity to the dignity ...
... of the general democratic movement in their own hands, they will never be able to overthrow the autocracy with respect to tactics, in utter instability ...
... trend. They tell us that the economic struggle prepared the ground for the workers' participation in the demonstrations. True enough but we appreciated ...
... of the population against the government. On the contrary, we are proud of the fact that Iskra rouses political discontent among all strata of the ...
... of their partial and professional conflicts with the government, rally them to the support of the revolutionary party, and train from its own ranks ...
... the tasks of the Zubatovs? In asserting this, however, we do not in the slightest identify the tactics of the Economists with those of Zubatov. ...
... 24, 1852).     Let the numerous complacent opponents of severity, irreconcilability, and fervent polemics, etc., take note!     ...
... those organisations which in words accepted Iskra as the guiding organ but in deeds followed their own particular plans and were distinguished for their ...
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