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The dilemmas of Lenin : terrorism, war, empire, love, revolution, Tariq Ali

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The dilemmas of Lenin : terrorism, war, empire, love, revolution
Title
The dilemmas of Lenin
Title remainder
terrorism, war, empire, love, revolution
Statement of responsibility
Tariq Ali
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the October 1917 uprising, is one of the most misunderstood leaders of the twentieth century. In his own time, there were many, even among his enemies, who acknowledged the full magnitude of his intellectual and political achievements. But his legacy has been lost in misinterpretation; he is worshipped but rarely read. On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali explores the two major influences on Lenin's thought--the turbulent history of Tsarist Russia and the birth of the international labour movement--and explains how Lenin confronted dilemmas that still cast a shadow over the present. Is terrorism ever a viable strategy? Is support for imperial wars ever justified? Can politics be made without a party? Was the seizure of power in 1917 morally justified? Should he have parted company from his wife and lived with his lover? In The Dilemmas of Lenin, Ali provides an insightful portrait of Lenin's deepest preoccupations and underlines the clarity and vigour of his theoretical and political formulations. He concludes with an affecting account of Lenin's last two years, when he realized that 'we knew nothing' and insisted that the revolution had to be renewed lest it wither and die."--Publisher information
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.084/1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK254.L4
LC item number
A719 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The dilemmas of Lenin : terrorism, war, empire, love, revolution, Tariq Ali
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: on Lenin -- Section one. Terrorism and utopia -- Terrorism versus absolutism -- The elder brother -- The younger brother -- Section two. Internationalism, socialism, empires and war -- The birth of internationalism -- Socialism -- Empires atwar -- Section three. 1917-20: states and revolutions -- February -- October -- The aftermath -- The Third International -- Red Army, civil war, military philosophers -- Section four. The question of women -- The first wave -- The Octobrist women -- Sunlight and moonlight -- Section five. The last fight let us face -- Till the bitter end -- Friends and enemies -- Epilogue: On climbing a high mountain, by V.I. Lenin
Control code
BK0019188310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 373 pages
Isbn
9781786631107
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016056681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The dilemmas of Lenin : terrorism, war, empire, love, revolution, Tariq Ali
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: on Lenin -- Section one. Terrorism and utopia -- Terrorism versus absolutism -- The elder brother -- The younger brother -- Section two. Internationalism, socialism, empires and war -- The birth of internationalism -- Socialism -- Empires atwar -- Section three. 1917-20: states and revolutions -- February -- October -- The aftermath -- The Third International -- Red Army, civil war, military philosophers -- Section four. The question of women -- The first wave -- The Octobrist women -- Sunlight and moonlight -- Section five. The last fight let us face -- Till the bitter end -- Friends and enemies -- Epilogue: On climbing a high mountain, by V.I. Lenin
Control code
BK0019188310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 373 pages
Isbn
9781786631107
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2016056681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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