Lenin's What is to Be Done?

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

Lenin’s What Is To Be Done? is both a classic of Marxist political writing and one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented books in our tradition. Denounced by those in the West who see Lenin as a tyrannical dictator and lionized by those in the former Communist Bloc as gospel, both ignore the vital questions Lenin was attempting to address: the relationship between struggle at the point of production and wider struggles for democracy and equality, and most importantly, how should revolutionaries organize to affect the world around them.

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