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Lenin 2017 : remembering, repeating, and working through / V. I. Lenin ; Edited and Introduced by Slavoj Žižek.

Author/creator Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 author.
Other author/creatorŽižek, Slavoj compiler, writer of introduction.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017.
Descriptionlxxx, 186 pages ; 22 cm.
Uniform titleWorks. Selections. English. 2017
Series [Russian Revolution 1917]
Contents Introduction by Slavoj Žižek -- Note on the texts -- To M. F. Sokolov -- To G. Myasnikov -- New times and old mistakes in a new guise -- Notes of a publicist: on ascending a high mountain; the harm of despondency; -- The utility of trade; attitude towards the Mensheviks, etc -- Eleventh congress of the R.C.P.(B.) -- Memo combatting dominant nation chauvinism -- Last testament: letters to congress -- On education (pages from a diary) -- On cooperation (apropos of N. Sukhanov's notes) -- Our revolution -- How we should reorganize the workers' and peasants' inspection -- Better fewer, but better -- To Comrade Stalin -- To P. G. Mdivani, F. Y. Makharadze and others.
Summary Lenin's originality and importance as a revolutionary leader is most often associated with the seizure of power in 1917. But, Zizek argues in his new study and collection of original texts, Lenin's true greatness can be better grasped in the very last couple of years of his political life. Russia had survived foreign invasion, embargo and a terrifying civil war, as well as internal revolts such as at Kronstadt in 1921. But the new state was exhausted, isolated and disorientated in the face of the world revolution that seemed to be receding. New paths had to be sought, almost from scratch, for the Soviet state to survive and imagine some alternative route to the future. With his characteristic brio and provocative insight, Zizek suggests that Lenin's courage as a thinker can be found in his willingness to face this reality of retreat lucidly and frontally.
General noteFrom ECIP data: "The works of V. I. Lenin collected here derive from the Marxists Internet Archive."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
LCCN 2017014479

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