Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Among the most influential political and social forces of the twentieth century, modern communism rests firmly on philosophical, political, and economic underpinnings developed by Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, later known as Lenin. In this volume, comprising the four works generally considered his most important publications, Lenin presents the goals and tactics of Communism with remarkable directness and forcefulness. His first major work was The Development of Capitalism in Russia, written in prison after Lenin had been arrested for anti-government activities in 1895. Represented here by key sections, the book developed a number of crucial concepts, including the significance of the industrial proletariat as a revolutionary base. What Is to Be Done?, long regarded as the key manual of Communist action, is presented complete, containing Lenin's famous dissection of the Western idea of the political party along with his own concept of a monolithic party organization devoted to achieving the goal of dictatorship of the proletariat. Also presented complete is Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, in which Lenin examines the final "parasitic" stage of capitalism. Finally, this volume includes the complete text of The State and Revolution, Lenin's most significant work, in which he totally rejects the institutions of Western democracy and presents his vision of the final perfection of Communism. For anyone who seeks to understand the twentieth century, capitalism, the Russian revolution, and the role of Communism in the tumultuous political and social movements that have shaped the modern world, the essential works of Lenin offer unparalleled insight and understanding. Taken together, they represent a balanced cross-section of this revolutionary theories of history, politics, and economics; his tactics for securing and retaining power; and his vision of a new social and economic order.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924) was a Russian revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, political philosopher, creator of the Soviet Communist Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and founder of the USSR. As head of the Bolsheviks (1917–1924) he led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War, before establishing the world's first officially socialist state. As a theorist, his extensive theoretical and philosophical contributions to Marxism produced Leninism.
A tireless leader who literally worked himself to death, one Soviet remembered that near the end of his life, Lenin continued to work on the smallest and most routine government operations. “Lenin was involved in the challenges of delivering fuel into Ivanovo-Vosnesensk... the provision of clothing for miners, he was solving the question of dynamo construction, drafted dozens of routine documents, orders, trade agreements, was engaged in the allocation of rations, edited books and pamphlets at the request of his comrades, held hearings on the applications of peat, assisted in improving the workings at the "Novii Lessner" factory, clarified in correspondence with the engineer P. A. Kozmin the feasibility of using wind turbines for the electrification of villages... all the while serving as an adviser to party functionaries almost continuously.”
Lenin was a prolific political theoretician and philosopher who wrote about the practical aspects of carrying out a proletarian revolution; he wrote pamphlets, articles, and books, without a stenographer or secretary, until prevented by illness. He simultaneously corresponded with comrades, allies, and friends, in Russia and world-wide. His Collected Works comprise 54 volumes, each of about 650 pages, translated into English in 45 volumes by Progress Publishers, Moscow 1960–70. Among these was Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution, first published as a pamphlet in Geneva in July 1905. The book was illegally distributed throughout the country—particularly in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Tiflis and Baku. On February 19, 1907 it was banned by the St. Petersburg Press Department, and on December 22 of the same year the St. Petersburg Court issued an injunction for its destruction.
This edition of Lenin’s famous Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution is specially formatted with a Table of Contents.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin The State and Revolution (1917), 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.
The State and Revolution is considered to be Lenin's most important work on the state and has been called by Lucio Colletti "Lenin's greatest contribution to political theory" According to the Marxologist David McLellan, "the book had its origin in Lenin's argument with Bukharin in the summer of 1916 over the existence of the state after a proletarian revolution. Bukharin had emphasised the 'withering' aspect, whereas Lenin insisted on the necessity of the state machinery to expropriate the expropriators. In fact, it was Lenin who changed his mind, and many of the ideas of State and Revolution, composed in the summer of 1917 - and particularly the anti-Statist theme - were those of Bukharin"
No, democracy is not identical with the subordination of the minority to the majority. Democracy is a state which recogizes the subordination of the minority to the majority, i.e., an organization for the systematic use of violence by one class against the other, by one section of the population against another.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 칼 마르크스 하면 곧바로 떠올려지는 것이 바로 그의 사상의 진수를 정리해 놓은 <자본론>이라는 책일 것이다. 그만큼 이 책이 인류사에 미친 영향이 매우 컸다. 어떤 이들은 만일 이 책이 안 나왔다면, 그야말로 자본가들에 의해 프롤레타리아계층은 노예화되었을지도 모른다고 염려하기까지 하는 것을 보면, 이 책의 가치를 짐작할 수 있을 것이다.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 현대사회는 너무도 복잡하고 다양하여 한마디로 시대적 성격이나 상황을 파악하기가 불가능하다. 그러는 가운데 과학과 기술의 발전은 끝을 모르고 발전해 나가는 관계로 사회는 더욱더 다양한 가치관을 창조해 내고 기존의 가치관과 교차하며 많은 혼돈을 일으키고 있다. 이러한 현대를 우리는 어떻게 규정해야 할 것인가? 그리고 인간의 미래는 어떻게 될 것인가?
이러한 문제에 대해 답하고자 고민과 열정을 불태웠던 대표적 인물이 카를 마르크스이다. 그는 인류의 영특한 지혜를 총화시키는 가운데 진보적인 부분을 떠올려 그것을 하나의 종합적인 체계로 묶어냈던 것이다. 후에 마르크스주의라고 불리어지게 된 이 학설은 이후의 역사에 큰 충격을 주어 한때는 세계를 밑바닥에서부터 흔들리게 했던 전대미문의 대학설로서, 인류사에 한 획을 그었던 이론이다.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 러시아의 혁명가요 정치가였던 레닌의 노동동맹과 혁명전략을 분석해 볼 수 있도록 구성한 책으로, 초판이 나올 당시 옮긴이는 이 저서를 통해 일제하와 해방정국에서 우리나라의 농민운동이 어떤 방향으로 전개되었는가를 이해하는 데 도움이 되리라 확신한다고 하였다. 원제목이 <빈농에게>인 이 책을 마르토프는 '대단히 훌륭한 저서'로 평가하기도 했다.