Lenin and the Revolutionary Party

Lenin and the Revolutionary Party This study of Lenin s conception of the revolutionary party and its place in Marxist thought gives a vibrant sense of the historical context both Russian and international in which Lenin s views wer

  • Title: Lenin and the Revolutionary Party
  • Author: Paul Le Blanc
  • ISBN: 9781573924276
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • This study of Lenin s conception of the revolutionary party, and its place in Marxist thought, gives a vibrant sense of the historical context both Russian and international in which Lenin s views were shaped and upon which they had such a profound impact This book will appeal to all readers interested in radical history and ideas political activists of all varieties, asThis study of Lenin s conception of the revolutionary party, and its place in Marxist thought, gives a vibrant sense of the historical context both Russian and international in which Lenin s views were shaped and upon which they had such a profound impact This book will appeal to all readers interested in radical history and ideas political activists of all varieties, as well as political scientists, philosophers, sociologists, and historians.

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    1. Paul Le Blanc's fine study flies in the face of those who have continued to present Leninism as an 'elitist,' 'authoritarian' sect of revolutionary intellectuals who sought to gain control over a peasant population by any means avaiable. Le Blanc presents a highly detailed, nuanced account of the Bolshevik's rise to power in 1917- and a remarkably complex picture of Lenin and Trotsky emerges, namely as links in the chain of a truly democratic and organized revolution. Lenin's dialectic approach [...]

    2. Main takeaways from Paul LeBlanc's "Lenin and the Revolutionary Party":-the first to thing to understand approaching Lenin is that both the ruling classes in the US /and/ the bureaucracy in the USSR had a shared interest in distorting his meaning, to present him as the author of a theory of a monolithic, rigidly centralized party and state structure. This is a drastic distortion of how the Party actually functioned from 1903 to 1921 (when factions were banned)-the ‘vanguard party’ is not cou [...]

    3. Even better the third time. There is no better work than this concise and illuminating book about Lenin's method of building a revolutionary party. Terrific.

    4. a tour de force on the reclamation of leninism project! in my mind this is the most thorough and concise book for its size on laying out what lenin did and didn't mean i regards to political organization. it is well researched and easy to read and grounded in not only what lenin said but, just as importantly, the concrete conditions within which he was acting. this is a must read for socialists who believe in the need and possibility of revolutionary change but perhaps are not clear of what the [...]

    5. Paul Le Blanc's Lenin and the Revolutionary Party is an essential read for international socialists interested in creating a better world. Through exhaustive research and a close reading of Lenin and other leading Bolsheviks who helped create the world's first workers' state, Le Blanc presents a clearer picture of what Lenin's party and organizational thought actually looked like in contradistinction to the myths of anti-Leninists and Stalinists alike.

    6. I really didn't understand to what extent it was so crucial to have the revolutionary party during those years until I read this book. It really does debunk all the myths about Lenin's authoritarianism and provides an in-depth study of what building a party like the bolsheviks' was like.

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