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Letters from Afar

  [english | 1905]  

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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 471

LETTERS ON TACTICS

  [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: 432

Lev Tolstoi and His Epoch

  [english | 1914]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in Russia. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history some ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 324

Liberal and Marxist Conceptions of the Class Struggle

  [english | 1905]  

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: 61

Liberalism and Democracy

  [english | 1915]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 127

Liquidation of Liquidationism

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [After the defeat of the July Days the Bolsheviks had their backs to the wall. Their press had been smashed and many of their leaders were also being hounded. The reaction was further boosted by the revelation that Lenin was really in the pay of the German government (with which Russia was still at war). This lie peddled by a couple of drunken adventurers implausible though it was was suddenly ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 69

Liquidationism Defined

  [english | 1920]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian statesman Vladimir Lenin was a profoundly influential figure in world history. As the founder of the Bolshevik political party he was a successful revolutionary leader who presided over Russias transformation from a country ruled by czars (emperors) to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) the name of the communist Russian state from 1922 to 1991.]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 412

Lutopie

  [french | 1516]  

Thomas More


Summary: [Pamphlet virulent dirig contre la socit anglaise dHenri VIII et construction imaginaire proposant en contrepoint limage dune socit idale LUtopie publie en 1516 est la clbre contribution de lhumaniste chrtien Thomas More au dbat philosophique sur les finalits du politique. Ami drasme dnonant avec lui les garements de lglise et de ltat More espre en dressant le tableau de la cit idale rappeler ...]
Genres: [non-fiction | philosophy | politicalDownloads: 126

Man On The Box

  [english | 1904]  

Harold Macgrath


Summary: [A gay romance of Washington today carried off with admirable dash and spirit and with just enough tragedy to give point to the comic touch. The hero masquerades as a coachman takes service in his ladys livery becomes involved in a diplomatic intrigue and altogether has the liveliest kind of a time.]
Genres: [fiction | political | romanceDownloads: 50

Marx on the American General Redistribution

  [english | 1911]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [On 8th July 1917 Alexander Kerensky became the new leader of the Provisional Government. Kerensky was still the most popular man in the government because of his political past. In the Duma he had been leader of the moderate socialists and had been seen as the champion of the working-class. However Kerensky like George Lvov was unwilling to end the war. In fact soon after taking office he ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 47

Marxism and Insurrection

  [english | 1915]  

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: 439

Marxism and Nasha Zarya

  [english | 1904]  

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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 222

Marxism and Reformism

  [english | 1920]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in Russia. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history some ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 56

Marxism and Revisionism

  [english | 1907]  

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: 146

Material for the Preparation of the Programme

  [english | 1916]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The birth of the Cesarevitch Alexis Nicolaievitch in August 1904 caused great rejoicings in Russia because it had been preceded by the birth of four daughters to the lmnperial couple and there seemed reason to fear that the succession to the Throne would not descend in the direct line. The joy of the Imperial Family was increased when it was found that the child was of a bright active disposition ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 281

Material on the Conflict Within the Social Democratic Duma Group

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenins April Theses form one of the most decisive manifestos in the history of the revolution. They consist of just a few short notes the bare skeleton of Lenins speeches when he arrived back in Petrograd in April 1917. But the ideas outlined within them brought about a decisive reorientation of the Bolshevik leadership. Lynn Walsh re-examines the April Theses and their lessons for today. Lenins ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 409

Materialism and Empirio Criticism

  [english | 1912]  

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: 393

Materials Relating to the Revision of the Party Programme

  [english | 1902]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenin was the initiator of the central drama--the tragedy--of our era the rise of totalitarian states. A bookish man with a scholars habits and a generals tactical instincts Lenin introduced to the 20th century the practice of taking an all-embracing ideology and imposing it on an entire society rapidly and mercilessly he created a regime that erased politics erased historical memory erased ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 367

Materials to the Article How We Should Reorganize the Workers and Peasants Inspection

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [On 8th July 1917 Alexander Kerensky became the new leader of the Provisional Government. Kerensky was still the most popular man in the government because of his political past. In the Duma he had been leader of the moderate socialists and had been seen as the champion of the working-class. However Kerensky like George Lvov was unwilling to end the war. In fact soon after taking office he ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 110

May Day Action by the Revolutionary Proletariat

  [english | 1915]  

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 ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 64
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