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How to Organise Competition

  [english | 1909]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Before he became the general of the revolution Lenin was its pedant the journalist-scholar who married Marxist theory to an incisive analysis of insurrectionist tactics. His theories of what society ought to be and how that ideal must be achieved were the products of thousands of hours spent reading. The incomprehensibility of Lenin is precisely this all-consuming intellectuality--the fact that ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 138

How to Vote in the St Petersburg Elections

  [english | 1906]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin and Trotsky had seen the Russian revolution merely as the prologue to the international revolution. In isolation backward Russia was not ready for socialism. The beginning of socialism meant a higher level of productive forces than even the most developed capitalist economy. This was only possible on a world scale. In the phrase of Lenin capitalism had broken at its weakest link. But the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 395

How Vera Zasulich Demolishes Liquidationism

  [english | 1899]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The revolution and the introduction of a planned economy laid the basis for the transformation of Russia from the India of Europe to the second most powerful economy and country on the globe. Despite the squandering of the advantages of the planned economy by the monstrous one-party totalitarian regime which subsequently arose the Russian Revolution has been more than justified in the colossal ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 389

How We Should Reorganize the Workers and Peasants Inspection

  [english | 1901]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 217

Hyndman on Marx

  [english | 1912]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In 1917 Russia was again at war (WWI) and they were losing to the Germans mainly because they lacked the modern industry to support its war effort and didnt have an adequate railroad system to get supplies to the front. As in 1905 when revolution broke out confidence was not very high in the Tsar Nicholas II. The situation in Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg) was dire for most of the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 383

Imaginary or Real Marsh

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [During the next few years Lenin was essentially dictator (a ruler with unquestionable authority) of Russia. The major task he faced was establishing this authority for himself and his party in the country. Most of his policies can be understood in this light even though he angered some elements in the population while satisfying others. Examples of such policies include the governments seizing of ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 79

Imperialism and Socialism in Italy

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Bolsheviks: Revolutionary wing of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party which under the leadership of Lenin led the working class to the taking of power in October 1917. Trotsky and his supporters joined the Bolshevik Party at its conference of July 1917 past differences between them having been resolved through the experience of the revolution. He was elected to the Bolshevik central ...]
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Imperialism and the Split in Socialism

  [english | 1918]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [It took a good deal of negotiation and courage for Lenin and a group of like-minded Russian revolutionaries to travel from Switzerland back to Russia through the enemy country of Germany. The man who returned to Russia in the spring of 1917 was of medium height quite bald except for the back of his head with a reddish beard. The features of his face were strikingslanted eyes that looked ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 266

Imperialism The Highest Stage of Capitalism

  [english | 1916]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [A Marxist movement had developed in Russia during the last decade of the nineteenth century. It was a response to the rapid growth of industry cities and the proletariat (a group of lower-class workers especially in industry). Its first intellectual spokesmen were people who had turned away from relying on the peasants (rural poor people) of the Russian villages and countryside and they placed ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 110

In Memmory of the Commune

  [english | 1898]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution was the greatest step forward in history. The working class though a minority led all oppressed and exploited people in smashing the Tsarist dictatorship. Taking state power through their Soviets (councils) the armed workers overthrew landlordism and capitalism laying the first foundations for a state owned and planned economy. Tragically the workers democracy established ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 75

In Memory of Count Heyden

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The honor of beginning the February 1917 revolution fell to the women textile workers of Petrograd on International Womens Day. Indignant at bread rations whilst the capitalists made fabulous war profits and with many of them having husbands and sons at the front 90000 came out on strike. The next day half the industrial workers struck in support. Slogans of Down with the aristocracy down with ...]
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In Memory of Herzen

  [english | 1904]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Before he became the general of the revolution Lenin was its pedant the journalist-scholar who married Marxist theory to an incisive analysis of insurrectionist tactics. His theories of what society ought to be and how that ideal must be achieved were the products of thousands of hours spent reading. The incomprehensibility of Lenin is precisely this all-consuming intellectuality--the fact that ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 55

In The Arena

  [english | 1905]  

Newton Booth Tarkington


Excerpts: [... most need in politics is more good men. Thousands of good men are in and they need the others who are not in. More would come if they knew how much ...... think of it? says Bob, when Genz finished. Ain't it worth the money? I declare, it's so neat and simple and so almighty smart besides, I'm almost ...... and his sweetheart, the chambermaid! Ugh! The vulgar ridicule-the hideous ...]
Genres: [fiction | political | short storiesDownloads: 418

In the Servants Quarters

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the seminal events of the early twentieth century. In the face of mounting opposition and disastrous defeats in World War I Tsar Nicholas II abdicated power and was replaced by the Provisional Government. It was not able to successfully disengage from the war or resolve the economic chaos that resulted from the collapse of the old regime. Because of these ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 400

In the Wake of the Monarchist Bourgeoisie or in the Van of the Revolutionary Proletariat and Peasantry

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was one of the leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century who masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917 and was the architect and first head of the USSR. Expelled from university for his radical policies Lenin completed his law degree as an external student in 1891. He moved to St Petersburg and became a professional revolutionary. Like ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 376

Inflammable Material in World Politics

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Bolsheviks: Revolutionary wing of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party which under the leadership of Lenin led the working class to the taking of power in October 1917. Trotsky and his supporters joined the Bolshevik Party at its conference of July 1917 past differences between them having been resolved through the experience of the revolution. He was elected to the Bolshevik central ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 270

Instructions of the Council of Labour and Defense to Local Soviet Bodies

  [english | 1921]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In 1917 Russia was again at war (WWI) and they were losing to the Germans mainly because they lacked the modern industry to support its war effort and didnt have an adequate railroad system to get supplies to the front. As in 1905 when revolution broke out confidence was not very high in the Tsar Nicholas II. The situation in Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg) was dire for most of the ...]
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Instructions to the Red Guard HQ

  [english | 1912]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [So the Bolsheviks slogans demanded of these parties leaders that they do the job their supporters expected them to do. Their key demands were that the socialists break with the Kadets and take political power into their own hands. The compromisers could easily have done this by declaring the executive of the Soviet the government of the country. The Bolshevik slogans Down with the ten capitalist ...]
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Integrated Economic Plan

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Returning to Russia on April 3 Lenin arrived in Petrograd during the All-Russian Conference of Bolshevik Party Workers. In his first address to the delegates he advocated uncompromising opposition to the war and the Provisional Government and irreconcilable hostility toward all supporters of both he proposed that the party struggle for the establishment of a proletarian dictatorship. At the same ...]
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INTERVIEW WITH ARTHUR RANSOME MANCHESTER GUARDIAN CORRESPONDENT

  [english | 1911]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Over the next twelve years bolshevism which had begun as a faction within the Russian Social-Democratic Workers party gradually emerged as an independent party that had cut its ties with all other Russian Marxists. The process involved long and bitter arguments against Mensheviks as well as against all those who worked to reunite the factions. It involved fights over funds struggles for control ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 335
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