State and Revolution

Shortly before the Soviet revolution of 1917, Lenin wrote State and Revolution.

State and Revolution

Shortly before the Soviet revolution of 1917, Lenin wrote State and Revolution. Drawing on detailed quotes from Karl Marx and Friedrick Engels, he lays down a Marxist view of the state, describes how a working-class revolution will overthrow it, and goes further in showing how social democracy is not enough - even in democratic republics such as those enjoyed by many western countries today, the ruling class is still in control of society, and will never relinquish power. According to Lenin, a Communist revolution is the only remedy for class struggle.

State and Revolution

Presents Lenin's 1917 analysis of Marx and Engels' socialist doctrines and the relationship between the state and class society. Bibliogs

State and Revolution

Presents Lenin's 1917 analysis of Marx and Engels' socialist doctrines and the relationship between the state and class society. Bibliogs

The Sandinista State and Politics of Democracy and Revolution

AC , 2 : 4 " The Sandinista Mass Organizations and the Revolutionary Process . " In Harris and Vilas , eds . , 88 - 119 . Sandoval , Consuelo . " Nicaragua ' s 1987 Economic Plan Takes Shape . " CAIB , 3 : 45 ( 19 November 1986 ) ...

The Sandinista State and Politics of Democracy and Revolution


Women the State and Revolution

only marriage and the family to wither away , but the law and the state as well . Lenin had carefully analyzed the future of the state in his famous essay , The State and Revolution , completed in September 1917 , merely a month before ...

Women  the State and Revolution

Focusing on how women, peasants and orphans responded to Bolshevk attempts to remake the family, this text reveals how, by 1936, legislation designed to liberate women had given way to increasingly conservative solutions strengthening traditional family values.

State and Revolution in Finland

10 StateandNation after the Failed Revolution 179 1 The Failed Revolution and the Nation 179 2 The Persistence of theVolcanic Model of the Finnish Revolution 183 3 On the State, the Nation, and Class Balance 185 The Lapua Movement, ...

State and Revolution in Finland

By analysing the experience of Finland, Risto Alapuro shows how upheavals in powerful countries shape the internal politics of smaller countries. This linkage, a highly topical subject in the twenty-first century world, is concretely studied by putting the abortive Finnish revolution of 1917-18 into a long historical and a broad comparative perspective.

Chile The State and Revolution

The middle classes are always more ready to believe a reformist bourgeois politician than to trust a revolutionary or working class one, and the Chilean State could offer the powerful extra inducement that reformist parties were an ...

Chile  The State and Revolution


The State and Revolution in the Twentieth Century

This book deals with a topic that is central to the most important and decisive issues and events of our time--the state and revolution in the twentieth century.

The State and Revolution in the Twentieth Century

This book deals with a topic that is central to the most important and decisive issues and events of our time--the state and revolution in the twentieth century. Social scientists have made numerous attempts to understand the causes of revolutions by examining the underlying factors that contribute to revolutionary uprisings. To further these efforts, this book addresses some of the key issues related to this process through both theoretical and empirical inquiry into the nature and dynamics of the state and revolution as a basis for an understanding of the major socialist revolutions of the twentieth century. The book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and socialist revolutions in Russia, China, Vietnam, Cuba, and Nicaragua. The thread that runs through each of the chapters that make up this book, especially the case studies of revolutions taken up for study, is the class nature of the state and the class forces involved in the revolutionary process leading up to the taking of state power, as well as-and more importantly so- the class nature of the forces that have taken power and rule over society in the post-revolutionary period. Applying class analysis to the study of the state and revolution, this book helps us understand the nature and dynamics of class struggles in societies that have gone through a revolutionary process.

State and Revolution

Shortly before the Soviet revolution of 1917, Lenin wrote State and Revolution.

State and Revolution

Shortly before the Soviet revolution of 1917, Lenin wrote State and Revolution. Drawing on detailed quotes from Karl Marx and Friedrick Engels, he lays down a Marxist view of the state, describes how a working-class revolution will overthrow it, and goes further in showing how social democracy is not enough - even in democratic republics such as those enjoyed by many western countries today, the ruling class is still in control of society, and will never relinquish power. According to Lenin, a Communist revolution is the only remedy for class struggle.

The State and Revolution

During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred, and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander.

The State and Revolution

During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred, and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their deaths, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names, to a certain extent, for the 'consolation' of the oppressed classes, and with the object of duping the latter, while, at the same time, robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge, and vulgarizing it. Today, the bourgeoisie and the opportunists within the labour movement concur in this doctoring of Marxism. They omit, obscure, or distort the revolutionary side of this theory, its revolutionary soul. They push to the foreground and extol what is, or seems, acceptable to the bourgeoisie. All the social-chauvinists are now 'Marxists' (don't laugh!). And more and more frequently, German bourgeois scholars, only yesterday specialists in the annihilation of Marxism, are speaking of the 'national-German' Marx, who, they claim, educated the labour unions, which are so splendidly organised for the purpose of waging a predatory war!

State and Revolution

According to Lenin, a Communist revolution is the only remedy for class struggle. This work by Lenin is important to communist thinking and the Marxist concept of the state which is clearly and concisely expressed in this book.

State and Revolution


The State and Revolution in Iran

This book analyses the distant and proximate causes of the 1978 revolution in Iran as well as the dynamics of power which it set in motion.

The State and Revolution in Iran

This book analyses the distant and proximate causes of the 1978 revolution in Iran as well as the dynamics of power which it set in motion. The volume explains the complex and far-reaching processes which produced the revolution, beginning in the late nineteenth century. The volume relates the diverse aspects of class, ideology and economic structure in order to provide an understanding of the political processes.

The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917 1921

An early, critical review of Lenin's writings on the destruction of the bourgeois state and on the withering away of the socialist state, with most emphasis on State and Revolution and The Soviets at Work. 1563 Daniels, R. V. `The State ...

The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917 1921

The Russian Revolution and Civil War in the years 1917 to 1921 is one of the most widely studied periods in history. It is also somewhat inevitably one that has generated a huge flow of literature in the decades that have passed since the events themselves. However, until now, historians of the revolution have had no dedicated bibliography of the period and little claim to bibliographical control over the literature. The Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921offers for the first time a comprehensive bibliographical guide to this crucial and fascinating period of history. The Bibliography focuses on the key years of 1917 to 1921, starting with the February Revolution of 1917 and concluding with the 10th Party Congress of March 1921, and covers all the key events of the intervening years. As such it identifies these crucial years as something more than simply the creation of a communist state.

Social Transformations and Revolutions

The trajectory of the Russian revolution illustrates the most extreme possibilities within this spectrum. Its early phase gave rise to radical visions of absorbing state power into the political community (by transferring all power to ...

Social Transformations and Revolutions

Prompted by the 25th anniversary of the Soviet collapse, this volume reflects on revolutions and transformations around the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, the political transformations after 9/11, the important changes following the global economic crisis, and the revolutionary transformations of India and China. The authors stress that the United States' military actions after the 9/11 terrorist attacks have had a major transformative impact on the global arena. More recently, the economic crisis that began in 2007/8 caused a series of breakdowns and provoked demands for social and political transformation, so far unfulfilled. The repercussions of the Arab Spring and transformations linked to the rise of BRICS are altering the patterns of international and global relations. All these processes have unfolded within the framework of global capitalism, whose reproduction on an expanding scale involved multiple economic, political ecological and civilizational transformations.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism

381–492, posted online at https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/. 7. See the introductory notes provided to The State and Revolution at www.marxists.org. The portions of the document that I quote from here are taken ...

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism

A brand-new installment of the beloved Politically Incorrect Guide series! The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism is a fearless critique of freedom's greatest ideological adversary, past and present.

Culture Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam

Arrayed against these actors are a wide variety of others for whom allegiance to the state or revolution may or may not be problematic , but for whom other ties of legitimacy , such as moral responsibilities to one's family members or ...

Culture  Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam

This is a study of the history and consequences of the revolutionary campaign to transform culture and ritual in northern Vietnam. Based on official documents and several years of field research, it provides a detailed account of the nature of revolutionary cultural reform in Vietnam.

Fragile Resistance

On the Mujahidin, see Halliday, Iran, 240, 242; Keddie, Roots of Revolution, 238-39; Abrahamian, Iran Between Two Revolutions, 480-81,489-95; and Bashiriyeh, The State and Revolution, 74.I have also drawn on Munson's 1980 lectures on ...

Fragile Resistance

This book analyzes the processes of social transformation in Iran from the height of the country's power in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under the Safavid dynasty to the aftermath of the startling revolution that overthrew the Pahlavi monarchy in 1979.

Hegemony and Revolution

revolution in which a preparatory " revolutionary process " would , at some acutely contradictory point , explode in a ... This had far - reaching implications for a political theory of state and revolution that would only be fully ...

Hegemony and Revolution


Democracy and Revolution

its revolutionary living spirit ; everything is recognised in Marxism except the revolutionary methods of struggle ... The Marxist Theory of the State and the Tasks of the Proletariat in the Revolution.31 In Chapter VI of this book ...

Democracy and Revolution