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A Caricature of Marxism and Imperialist Economism

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1903

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A Caricature of Marxism and Imperialist 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

Excerpts from the Book 'A Caricature of Marxism and Imperialist Economism':


... implies sanctioning the treason of the French and Belgian social-patriots, who are defending this independence [the national independence ...
... proletariat and, in that sense, is legitimate, just, etc.     The defence of the fatherland slogan is all too often unconscious philistine ...
... or: the Germans have occupied part of France, hence, Guesde can be satisfied, for what is involved is territory populated by his nation (and not by ...
... unless we understand the general conditions of the period. Does that mean that all wars of that period were national liberation wars? Certainly ...
... does not apply that rule. In our theses, on the other hand, we deliberately gave an example of a concrete approach, and Kievsky did not wish to point ...
... analysis, is completely irrelevant. Both economic and political phenomena come within social categories. Consequently, having first replied directly ...
... once we are discussing eonomic unachievability or achievability under one or another political form!     Had Kievsky not evaded the heart ...
... on the other hand, in the form of an alliance between government and stock exchange. . . .[26]     There you have an excellent example ...
... example, chosen to divert the attention (of the reader and the author) from the substance of the issue.     We maintain that it would ...
... state, then the Swedish Government would not have informed the other powers, on October 26, 1905, that it recognised Norway's independence.   ...
... - a small state might vanish? Is there any point in drawing attention to the fact that we have perverted Marxism into Economism, and that we have turned ...
... Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination. (Theses ). - DJR] tsarist army near Moscow, say, requires that the revolutionary ...
... to the effect that one must not invent things out of his own head, but use his head to discover in the existing material conditions the means that ...
... is always advanced for two nations: the oppressed and the oppressing.     Another of Kievsky's objections:   ...
... the oppressed classes in all the oppressed countries, the colonies included, not to separate from us, but to form the closest possible ties and merge ...
... not exactly the same way, each will contribute something of its own to some form of democracy, to some variety of the dictatorship of the proletariat, ...
... he is opposed only to self-determination and not to democracy in general, Kievsky ends up by asserting that we are not for a democratic peace. Curious ...
... single argument: the socialist revolution will solve everything. Or, the argument sometimes advanced by people who share his views: self-determination ...
... Insurrection, Oneness of the Tsar and the People, and of the People and the Tsar, In the Wake of the Monarchist Bourgeoisie, or in the Van of the ...
... mass anti-war demonstrations, directed strike struggles and exposed the imperialist nature of the world war and the treachery of the opportunist Social-Democratic ...