Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? In Context

Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? In Context

by Lars T. Lih

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931859585
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Series: Historical Materialism Book Series Series
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Lars T. Lih is the editor of Stalin's Letters to Molotov, the author of Bread and Authority in Russia 1914-1921. He has taught political science at Wellesley College and currently teaches at the McGill School of Music in Montréal.

Table of Contents


Illustrations     xi
Note on the Text     xii
Glossary     xiii
Acknowledgements     xv
Commentary
Introduction     3
Erfurtianism
'The Merger of Socialism and the Worker Movement'     41
A Russian Erfurtian     111
The Iskra Period     159
Lenin's Significant Others
Russian Foes of Erfurtianism     217
A Feud Within Russian Erfurtianism     279
The Purposive Worker and the Spread of Awareness     335
The World of What Is to Be Done?
Lenin's Erfurtian Drama     387
The Organisational Question: Lenin and the Underground     433
After the Second Congress     489
Conclusion     554
Section Analysis     561
Scandalous Passages     613
Translation
Note on the Translation     671
Lenin's What Is to Be Done?     673
Foreword     677
Dogmatism and 'Freedom of Criticism'     681
The Stikhiinost of the Masses and the Purposiveness of Social Democracy     700
Tred-iunionist Politics and Social-Democratic Politics     723
The Artisanal Limitations of the Economists and the Organisation of Revolutionaries     763
The 'Plan'for an All-Russian Political Newspaper     813
Conclusion     837
Bibliography     841
Index     853

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