Essential Works

Essential Works

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Among the most influential political and social forces of the 20th 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.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 22mm | 421.84g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486253333
  • 9780486253336
  • 91,390

Table of contents

The Development of Capitalism in Russia
  Conclusions to Chapter I
  Conclusions to Chapter II
  Excerpt from Chapter IV
  Excerpt from Chapter VII
  Excerpt from Chapter VIII
What Is to Be Done?
I. "Dogmatism and "Freedom of Criticism"
II. The Spontaneity of the Masses and the Class Consciousness of Social-Democracy
III. Trade Union Politics and Social-Democratic Politics
IV. The Primitiveness of the Economists and the Organization of Revolutionaries
"Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism"
  Chapter I Concentration of Production and Monopolies
  Chapter II The Banks and Their New Role
  Chapter III Finance Captial and Financial Oligarchy
  Chapter IV The Export of Capital
  Chapter V The Division of the World Among Capitalist Combines
  Chapter VI The Division of the World Among the Great Powers
  Chapter VII Imperialism as a Special Stage of Capitalism
  Chapter VIII The Parasitism and Decay of Capitalism
  Chapter IX The Critique of Imperialism
  Chapter X The Place of Imperialism in History
The State and Revolution
  Chapter I Class Society and the State
  Chapter II The State and Revolution. The Experience of 1848-51
  Chapter III The State and Revolution. Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx's Analysis
  Chapter IV Continuation. Supplementary Explanations by Engels
  Chapter V The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State
  Chapter VI The Vulgarization of Marxism by the Opportunists
Suggestions for Futher Reading
Biographical Index
Glossary of Russian Terms
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