The State and Revolution (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) (Paperback)

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By Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Robert Service (Translated by), Robert Service (Editor), Robert Service (Introduction by)
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In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. It was here that Lenin justified his personal interpretation of Marxism, savaged his opponents and set out his trenchant views on class conflict, the lessons of earlier revolutions, the dismantling of the bourgeois state and the replacement of capitalism by the dictatorship of the proletariat. As both historical document and political statement, its importance can hardly be exaggerated.

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Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 and was one of the most influential people of the 20th century. He became a Russian revolutionary, a communist politician, the principal leader of the October Revolution, the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and, from 1922, the first de facto leader of the Soviet Union.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140184358
ISBN-10: 014018435X
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: May 4th, 1993
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin