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 more

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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
  • 25,328

Table of contents

Introduction 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 Termsshow more

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