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Once Again on the Trade Unions The Current Situation and the Mistakes of Trotsky and Bukharin

  [english | 1908]  

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: 98

Once More About the International Socialist Bureau and the Liquidators

  [english | 1902]  

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: 172

Once More on Partyism and Non Partyism

  [english | 1915]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [ Vladimir Lenin was a Russian revolutionary leader and theorist who presided over the first government of Soviet Russia and then that of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Lenin was the leader of the radical socialist Bolshevik Party (later renamed the Communist Party) which seized power in the October phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the revolution Lenin headed the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 40

Once More on the Theory of Realization

  [english | 1916]  

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: 219

One of the Fundamental Questions of the Revolution

  [english | 1896]  

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: 189

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

  [english | 1908]  

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: 227

Oneness of the Tsar and the People and of the People and the Tsar

  [english | 1911]  

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: 446

Opportunism and the Collapse of the Second International

  [english | 1896]  

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: 383

Organised Marxists on Intervention by the International Bureau

  [english | 1904]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The one factor that was missing in all these revolutions but which was present in October 1917 was the subjective factor a workers leadership capable of preparing in good season the working class for the socialist transformation of society. It was the policy and the tactics of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky which led the Russian workers to victory. Lenin prepared ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 201

Original Postscript to the Pamphlet The Present Situation in the RSDLP

  [english | 1915]  

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: 246

Our Foreign and Domestic Position and the Tasks of the Party

  [english | 1895]  

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: 273

Our Revolution

  [english | 1905]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [SMARTBOMB: The Quest for Art Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution is a book written by journalists Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby. It was published in November 4 2005 by Algonquin Books. It is the authors first book and the work of five years of research. The last chapter chronicles how the PlayStation 2 threatened Microsoft with upcoming multimedia and personal computer ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 115

Our Tasks and the Soviet of Workers Deputies

  [english | 1897]  

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 ...]
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P Maslov in Hysterics

  [english | 1915]  

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: 322

Pages from a Diary

  [english | 1908]  

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: 383

Party Organisation and Party Literature

  [english | 1917]  

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 ...]
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Paul Singer

  [english | 1907]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The one factor that was missing in all these revolutions but which was present in October 1917 was the subjective factor a workers leadership capable of preparing in good season the working class for the socialist transformation of society. It was the policy and the tactics of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky which led the Russian workers to victory. Lenin prepared ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 78

People from Another World

  [english | 1920]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The one factor that was missing in all these revolutions but which was present in October 1917 was the subjective factor a workers leadership capable of preparing in good season the working class for the socialist transformation of society. It was the policy and the tactics of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky which led the Russian workers to victory. Lenin prepared ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 306

Petty Bourgeois and Proletarian Socialism

  [english | 1916]  

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: 309

Pious Wishes

  [english | 1918]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 and was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. He became a revolutionary a communist politician the principal leader of the October Revolution the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and from 1922 the first de facto leader of the Soviet Union. He wrote Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism while in exile in Switzerland ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 23
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