Socialist Party, formerly Militant


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Lenin: State and Revolution


The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin

Lenin wrote The State and Revolution in August and September 1917, when he was in hiding. The need for such a theoretical work was mentioned by Lenin in the second half of 1916. It was then that he wrote...

Class Society and the State

1. The State: A Product of the Irreconcilability of Class Antagonisms: The State: an Instrument for the Exploitation of the Oppressed Class...

The Experience of 1845-51

1. The Eve of Revolution: The first works of mature Marxism - The Poverty of Philosophy and the Communist Manifesto - appeared just on the eve of the revolution of 1848...

The Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx’s Analysis

1. What Made the Communards' Attempt Heroic?: It is well known that in the autumn of 1870, a few months before the Commune, Marx warned the Paris workers that any attempt to overthrow the government would be the folly of despair...

Supplementary Explanations by Engels

The 1891 Preface to Marx's "The Civil War in France"...

The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State

1. Presentation of the Question by Marx: Marx explains this question most thoroughly in his Critique of the Gotha Programme (letter to Bracke, May 5, 1875, which was not published until 1891 when it was printed in Neue Zeit, vol...

The Vulgarisation of Marxism by the Opportunists

The question of the relation of the state to the social revolution, and of the social revolution to the state, like the question of revolution generally, was given very little attention by the leading theoreticians and publicists of the Second International (1889-1914)...

The State and Revolution. Postscript

The subject indicated in the title of this chapter is so vast that volumes could be written about it, writes The Author.

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