State and Revolution

“Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich — that is the democracy of capitalist society.” The question of the state is not something that normally occupies the attention of most workers. This is no accident.

Author: V.I. Lenin

Publisher: Wellred Books

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Category: Political Science

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“Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich — that is the democracy of capitalist society.” The question of the state is not something that normally occupies the attention of most workers. This is no accident. The state would be of no use for the ruling class if people did not believe that it was something harmless, impartial and above the interests of classes or individuals. However, Marxism teaches us that the state is an instrument for the oppression of the exploited classes by the ruling class. The state cannot be neutral. Written in the summer of 1917, in the heat of the Russian Revolution, Lenin’s State and Revolution is a key work of Marxism. Here, Lenin explains that, stripped of all non-essentials, the state is in the final analysis “groups of armed men”: the army and the police, in defence of the ruling class. Today, after years of attacks, we see the working class and youth attempting to shake off capitalist oppression in all corners of the world, thus inevitably colliding with the state. However, as Lenin said, “without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement.” To establish socialism, the only solution to the problems faced by the world today, it will not be possible for the working class to use the state as it currently exists, but it needs to overthrow it. An understanding of the nature of the state is a necessary weapon in the hands of the working class. Lenin’s State and Revolution, one of the most important works of the twentieth century, surveys the analysis of the state by Marx and Engels in the light of the experience of the Russian Revolution, to provide the definitive Marxist explanation on the question. All class-conscious workers should therefore read this book.

The State and Revolution

This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics.

Author: Vladimir Lenin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141939060

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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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. Translated and edited with an introduction by Robert Service

The State and Revolution in Iran RLE Iran D

In this endeavour the introductory Chapter 1 analyses the evolution of the state
structure in Iran from the beginning of this century to the consolidation of the
Sh_ah's regime in 1963. It thus puts the Islamic Revolution of 1978-9. in a longer
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Author: Hossein Bashiriyeh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136820892

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book analyses the distant and proximate causes of the 1978 revolution in Iran as well as the dynamics of power which it set in motion. The volume explains the complex and far-reaching processes which produced the revolution, beginning in the late nineteenth century. In explaining the more proximate causes of the revolution, the book analyses the nature of the old regime and its internal contradictions; the emergence of some fundamental conflicts of interest between the state and the upper class; the economic crisis of 1975-8 which made possible a revolutionary mass immobilisation; and the emergence of a new religious interpretation of political authority and the unusual spread of the ideology of political Islam among a segment of the modern intelligentsia. The volume relates the diverse aspects of class, ideology and economic structure in order to provide an understanding of the political processes.

The State and Revolution

This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics.

Author: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin

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ISBN: 9780714704685

Category: Revolutions

Page: 142

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Women the State and Revolution

Focusing on how women, peasants and orphans responded to Bolshevk attempts to remake the family, this text reveals how, by 1936, legislation designed to liberate women had given way to increasingly conservative solutions strengthening ...

Author: Wendy Z. Goldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458160

Category: History

Page: 351

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Focusing on how women, peasants and orphans responded to Bolshevk attempts to remake the family, this text reveals how, by 1936, legislation designed to liberate women had given way to increasingly conservative solutions strengthening traditional family values.


States and Revolutions in the Third World

The United States and the coup d ' Etat in El Salvador , 15 October 1979 : A Case
Study in American Foreign Policy Perceptions and Decision - making . " Pp . 21 -
69 in ... The vetnamese August Revolution Reinterpreted . " Journal of Asian ...

Author: Jeff Goodwin

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Category: Central America

Page: 546

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The State and Revolution in the Twentieth Century

This book deals with a topic that is central to the most important and decisive issues and events of our time-the state and revolution in the twentieth century.

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538849

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

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This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the state and revolution in classical social theory, the book provides a penetrating analysis of the nature and dynamics of the major socialist revolutions of the past century, including the Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban, and Nicaraguan revolutions, each examined in great detail.


Imperial State and Revolution

The U.S. imperial state : some final insights This book has focused on the notion
of the imperial state and imperialist behavior . Contrary to mechanistic economic
analyses that center on flows of capital between countries and the actions of ...

Author: Morris H. Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357623

Category: History

Page: 571

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Uses interviews and previously classified documents to trace the development of U.S. policy towards Cuba, describes the attitudes of each administration, and looks at the responses of the Congress and American business

State and Revolution in Cuba

From 19z0 to 1940 the practice of state power, and the forms of popular
resistance to that power, had taken new directions. By the third decade of the
twentieth century the oligarchic state was weakened by popular mobilization "
from below" ...

Author: Robert W. Whitney

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807849255

Category: History

Page: 255

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Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's political evolution, yet they are often glossed

The Works of Orestes A Brownson Politics

We are told , and many people honestly believe , that the American state has had
a democratic and revolutionary ... But we must bear in mind that though a state
may owe its origin to a successful revolution , yet no state is ever founded , or can
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Author: Orestes Augustus Brownson

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Category: Literature

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Revolution and Repetition

And such will be the lesson drawn by Lenin from his reading of Marx: “According
to Marx, the State is an organ of class domination, an organ of oppression of one
class by another.” And yet the piquancy of Bonapartism lies entirely in the ...

Author: Jeffrey Mehlman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520302222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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In Revolution and Repetition, Jeffrey Mehlman surveys the question of the relation between Karl Marx's writings and the institution of literature. He presents not an application of Marxian categories to literary texts, but a delineation of how the phenomenon of revolution in France is refracted through two divergent series of writings. The first comprises three works by Marx: The Class Struggles in France 1848-1850, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, and The Civil War in France. The second consists of two exemplary nineteenth-century novels on revolution: Victor Hugo's Quatrevingt-treize and Honoré de Balzac's Les Chouans. Mehlman also explores the limits and opportunities of reading itself. Within a series of precise textual analyses, the reader will encounter Jean Laplanche's lectures on "anxiety" in Freud, Jacques Derrida's Glas, Georg Lukács’s study of Balzac’s “realism," and Michel Foucault's genealogy of prisons, Surveiller et punir. This volume is a working introduction to what may be termed French "post-structuralism." This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1977.


The Politics of Aristotle

... order follow the causes of causes preserve and revolution in states , how many
, and of what nature they destroy states ... also what are the elements of
preservation in states generally , or in a particular state , and by what means
each state ...

Author: Aristotle

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Category: Political science

Page: 320

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States and Social Revolutions

Social revolutions have been rare but undeniably of enormous importance in modern world history. States and Social Revolutions provides a new frame of reference for analyzing the causes, the conflicts, and the outcomes of such revolutions.

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316453944

Category: Political Science

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State structures, international forces, and class relations: Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations. Social revolutions have been rare but undeniably of enormous importance in modern world history. States and Social Revolutions provides a new frame of reference for analyzing the causes, the conflicts, and the outcomes of such revolutions. It develops a rigorous, comparative historical analysis of three major cases: the French Revolution of 1787 through the early 1800s, the Russian Revolution of 1917 through the 1930s, and the Chinese Revolution of 1911 through the 1960s. Believing that existing theories of revolution, both Marxist and non-Marxist, are inadequate to explain the actual historical patterns of revolutions, Skocpol urges us to adopt fresh perspectives. Above all, she maintains that states conceived as administrative and coercive organizations potentially autonomous from class controls and interests must be made central to explanations of revolutions.