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A Turn in World Politics

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1902

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, January 2005


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Summary of the Book 'A Turn in World Politics':

As stated in his Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism Lenins revolutionary project embraced not just Russia but the world. To implement world revolution the Third or Communist International was convened in Russia in 1919 to replace the discredited Second International. Lenin dominated the first second (1920) and third (1921) Congresses of the International and hoped to use the organisation as an agency of international socialist revolution. After the failure of revolutionary ambitions in Poland in the PolishSoviet War of 191921 and after various revolutions in Germany and Eastern Europe in 1919 had been crushed Lenin increasingly saw that that anti-colonial struggles in the Third World would be the foci of the revolutionary struggle. In 1923 Lenin said: The outcome of the struggle will be determined by the fact that Russia India China etc. account for the overwhelming majority of the population of the globe. And during the last few years it is this majority that has been drawn into the struggle for emancipation with extraordinary rapidity so that in this respect there cannot be the slightest doubt what the final outcome of the world struggle will be. In this sense the complete victory of socialism is fully and absolutely assured. Lenin praised Chinese socialist revolutionary leader Dr. Sun Yatsen and his Kuomintang party for their ideology and principles. Lenin praised Dr. Sun his attempts on social reformation and congratulated him for fighting foreign Imperialism. Dr. Sun also returned the praise calling him a great man and sent his congratulations on the revolution in Russia. The Kuomintang was a nationalist revolutionary party which had been supported by the Soviet Union. It was organised on Leninism.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Turn in World Politics':


... to stop? We can't make more profits anyway, and the people's patience may not last to the very end. ? ? Why shouldn't they rejoice when Wilson ...
... was created by the turn in world politics from imperialist war, which brought the peoples utter misery and the greatest betrayal of socialism by Messrs. ...
... of any importance among the nearest neighbours have been drawn into the slaughter the strength of the armies and navies has been tested and re-tested, ...
... this is the growing discontent and anger among the masses. In our last issue we quoted the evidence of Guchkov and Helfferich,[106] showing that both ...
... officers are mainly yesterday's high-school boys. Is there any point in my risking my throne and your losing a good partner? ? ? Of course not, ...
... such a conversation actually took place it is impossible to say. Nor does it matter very much. What does matter is that events have taken precisely ...
... imperialist peace! ? ? In general, how well things are arranged in this best of all possible worlds! We, the financial kings and crowned robbers, ...
... playing, the role of parsons to console the people instead of rousing them to revolution, the role of bourgeois advocates, who by means of flamboyant ...
... of the Scheidemanns, hints at peace and unity with those gentry when the time is ripe for it. ? ? The reader may argue, can we forget that an imperialist ...
... that time) vote for Bismarck's reforms on these grounds? Were Stolypin's reforms extolled, or even supported, by the Russian Social-Democrats, except, ...
... and of unity with Scheidemann and Kautsky in particular. ? ? The objective course of events is having its effect, and just as the executioners ...
... When socialist leaders like Turati and Kautsky try to convince the masses, either by direct statements (Turati blurted one out in his notorious ...
... from fighting for reforms in general, including constitutional reform. But at the present moment, Europe is going through a period in which it is ...
... them safely - under cover of a plausible ideology, and sprinkling them with the holy water of sentimental pacifist phrases! - from the filthy, stinking, ...
... Scheidemann, Legien and Co. But Turati and Kautsky wholly fail to realise that only a revolution of the masses can solve the great problems of the day. ...
... what portion of the promised reforms will be realised in practice, and what use they will be for the further struggle of the working class. Upon the ...
... by Jean Longue contributors included Pierre Brizon, Adrien Pressemane, Jean-Pierre Raffin-Dugens, Boris Souvarine and Paul Faure. Became the official ...
... meeting of the International Socialist Committee in February 1916. It sharply criticised the social-chauvinists and the social-chauvinist position ...
... On November 9 (22), 1906, the tsarist government issued a decree authorising the withdrawal of peasants from the commune and making their plots ...
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