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State and Revolution
     

State and Revolution

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by Vladimir Ilich Lenin
 

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2011 Reprint of 1932 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "State and Revolution" (1917) describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the State as a tool for

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2011 Reprint of 1932 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "State and Revolution" (1917) describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the State as a tool for class oppression, a creation born of one social class's desire to control all other social classes. Whether a dictatorship or a democracy, the State remains in the control of the ruling class. Even in a democratic capitalist republic, the ruling class will never willingly relinquish political power, maintaining it via various strategies. Hence, according to this view, communist revolution is the sole remedy for the abolition of the state.

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ISBN-13:
9781614271925
Publisher:
Martino Fine Books
Publication date:
11/09/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
106
Sales rank:
937,278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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V. I. Lenin (1870-1924) was a leader of the Russian Revolution and wrote extensively on the issues facing the working-class movement of his time. An activist in San Francisco for many years, Todd Chretien has been involved in numerous movements for social justice, including those for immigrants' rights and opposition to the death penalty.

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The State and Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very lucid exposition of the essence of Marxist revolutionary theory and its relation to the bourgeois state. Even if you are a non-Leninist socialist or not a socialist at all, I hope you can appreciate this book for the important status it holds as a classic of political philosophy. Highly recommended.