By: Neil Harding (author)Hardback

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This major new text provides a comprehensive, critical introduction to Leninism as an ideology. Part One presents a new and challenging account of its emergence arguing that it was frozen in the time-frame of the extraordinary war years 1914-1917. Part Two explores the inter-weaving of economics, history and philosophy in Lenin's world view concluding that, along with Marxism, it combines powerful internal coherence with fateful ambiguity towards democracy and the autonomy of politics. A detailed Guide to Lenin's Collected Works features among extensive Appendices.

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PART ONE: HISTORICAL - Lenin Before Leninism - The Disintegration of Social Democracy and the Genesis of Leninism - Revolution in Russia - PART TWO: THEORETICAL - Imperialism and the Death Throes of Capitalism - Politics and the State - Party, Class and Consciousness - Nationalism and Internationalism A Philosophy of Certainty - Dialectical Materialism - Leninism and Stalinism - Conclusion - PART THREE: APPENDICES - Notes and References - Bibliography of Works Cited - Further Reading - Chronology of Events and Lenin's Writings - Guide to Lenin's Collected Works - Lenin's Principal Works by Topic - Index

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  • publication date: 12/07/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780333664827
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780333664827
  • weight: 563
  • ISBN10: 0333664825

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