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  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Russian Communist Party. Ideologically a communist, he developed a variant of Marxism known as Leninism. The State and Revolution (1917) is a well known book by Vladimir Lenin. In the book, Lenin describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving...read more

  • Vladimir Lenin

    Lenin wrote The State and Revolution in August and September 1917, when he was in hiding. When Lenin left Switzerland for Russia in April 1917, he feared arrest by the Provisional Government. The State and Revolution describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat. Lenin's direct and simple definition of the State is that 'the State is a special organisation of force: it is an organisation of violence for the suppression of some class. Lenin declared that the task of the Revolution was to smash the State. Lenin had little to say of...read more

  • Friedrich Engels

    This book contains the fundamental works of Marxism, Anarchism and Bolshevism: The Communist Manifesto, originally the Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; The Conquest of Bread by the Russian anarcho-communist Peter Kropotkin; The State and Revolution by Vladimir...read more

  • Vladimir Lenin

    ‘What Is to Be Done?’ (1902) is a political tract written by the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. Lenin argues that the working class will not become politically aware simply by challenging employers about wages, hours and working conditions. He contends that Marxists should form a political party of committed revolutionaries to spread Marxist political ideas among the workers. The tract was partly responsible for the split of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party into Lenin's Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks. Claiming that the working class was only able to develop a “trade-union consciousness', he states that socialist theory was the product of the 'revolutionary socialist...read more

  • Thomas More

    Why Political Science Classics Collection is so important? In today's world, providing quality training for the younger generation at colleges and universities is of primary importance. But higher education is not enough. Any graduate is first and foremost a citizen of his nation. He has the right to be an actor in the political life of his society. The political changes taking place today in the modern world are dependent on the civic stance of each person. In this way, a serious challenge facing the world system of higher education is to educate citizens who are capable of navigating and influencing the modern political processes in his country. Youth today actively participate in...read more

  • Vladimir Lenin

    'Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism', by Lenin, describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperial colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits. The essay is a synthesis of Lenin's modifications and developments of economic theories that Karl Marx formulated in 'Das Kapital'. Lenin's book greatly influenced the Core-Periphery model of global capitalist development, as well as World-systems theory and Dependency...read more

  • Vladimir Lenin

    Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution is one of the most important of Lenin's early writings. It was written in June and July 1905, while the Russian Revolution of 1905 was taking place. Lenin's preface poses these questions: 'in educating and organizing the working class;...where should we place the main political emphasis in this work of education and organization? On the trade unions and legally existing associations, or on an insurrection, on the work of creating a revolutionary army and a revolutionary government?' The history of social democracy stretches back to the 19th-century socialist movement. It came to advocate an evolutionary and peaceful transition...read more

  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat. Download your copy...read more

  • Vladimir Ilich Lenin

    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' 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...read more