Cover of A Militant Agreement for the Uprising

A Militant Agreement for the Uprising

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1911

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, November 2009


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Summary of the Book 'A Militant Agreement for the Uprising':

The February revolution in Russia opened nine months of titanic class struggle which culminated in the coming to power of the working class led by the Bolshevik Party headed by Lenin and Trotsky. Revolution broke out first in Russia because the war placed the greatest burdens on what was industrially the most backward nation in Europe. In Lenins words capitalism broke at its weakest link. The outbreak of the war had initially cut across a revolutionary movement which was developing in Russia in July/August 1914. From having the support of 80 percent of the active workers the Bolsheviks who opposed the imperialist war were driven underground as backward layers of the working class mobilized by the war embraced the ideas of patriotism. The unity of the nation produced at the beginning of an imperialist war is really only a mask. As war drags on it exposes all that is rotten in society sharpening all the social contradictions. So it was in Tsarist Russia. The war only postponed the struggle deepening the eventual revolutionary upheavals. Fifteen million overwhelmingly peasants were drafted into the army where they faced a uniformity of misery which made them open to the ideas of the working class. By 1917 over 800000 workers were concentrated in defense industries in Moscow and 300000 in Petrograd mainly in huge factories employing thousands. In contrast with previous struggles in Russia the cities and countryside were brought together in their determination to be done with Tsarist autocracy.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Militant Agreement for the Uprising':


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... at lumping. To achieve a fighting unity in deed and not merely in word, we must know clearly, definitely, and from experience exactly wherein and ...
... make yourselves ridiculous by saying such things, by continuing to regard as an insult the Marxist view that Narodism and your social-revolutionism ...
... We see in the independent, uncompromisingly Marxist party of the revolutionary proletariat the sole pledge of socialism's victory and the road ...
... the Socialist-Revolutionary Party from Narodism to Marxism.[*]     The masses took to arms themselves, Revolutsionnaya Rossiya wrote in ...
... the revolutionary Social-Democrats have been saying all along. For this very reason they have always been opposed to terrorism and to all the vacillations ...
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... These quotations show us, in their full stature, the ideas which even the Socialists-Revolutionaries, under the influence of the revolutionary lessons, ...
... which is attached to the principle of the class struggle. We should bear in mind that the revolutionary movement, however high its level since ...
... of the old type. The pioneers of the armed struggle have not yet been swallowed up in the ranks of the roused masses. Pioneers with bombs evidently lay ...
... which is still smouldering among the working class masses. The fact that this is a new, higher, and more difficult task in comparison with the preceding ...
... terrorism and the mass movement grow and strengthen, may the masses act as quickly as possible, armed cap-à-pie with terrorist methods ...
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... by each separate party on points of principle and organisation can the efforts at a fighting unity of these parties rest on hope. We must ...
... in Revolutsionnaya Rossiya, No. 58, should be expressed more definitely and embodied in absolutely unequivocal practical decisions. We should like, ...
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... its constantly deeper penetration among the various classes and strata of the people, will inevitably give rise (all to the good) to constantly newer ...
... of universal, equal, and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The immediate translation into life by the revolutionary government of complete equality for ...
... views proceeds from such profound personal experiences, will achieve the clear revolutionary outlook that is essential for a man of politics. ...
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