Lars T. Lih

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156920610X533315 Historical Materialism 18 (2010) 108–174 Lenin Disputed Lars T. Lih Montreal, Quebec Abstract Critical discussion of Lenin’s What Is to Be Done? is hindered by a series of historical myths. Issues

Chris Harman

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156920610X532253 Historical Materialism 18 (2010) 64–74 Lenin Rediscovered? Chris Harman Abstract By framing Lenin’s thought squarely within the mainstream of classical Marxism, Lars Lih’s Lenin Rediscovered acts as a powerful

Paul Le Blanc

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156920610X532271 Historical Materialism 18 (2010) 90–107 Rediscovering Lenin Paul Le Blanc La Roche College, Pittsburgh Abstract Lenin Rediscovered is an important and powerful contribution to our

Robert Mayer

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156920610X532244 Historical Materialism 18 (2010) 47–63 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: On Lars Lih’s Lenin Robert Mayer Loyola University Chicago Abstract Lars Lih’s Lenin Rediscovered seeks to replace the

Paul Le Blanc

Leninist abstraction has returned to be real because the Leninist utopia is again a desire. Antonio Negri 1 ∵ The growing field of Lenin Studies has been nurtured by the growth of crises and struggles in our own time. And some believe the nurturing can go both ways – that the growing

Evan Calder Williams

Review Articles / Historical Materialism 19.3 (2011) 157–175 157 Lenin Reloaded: Towards a Politics of Truth , edited by Sebastian Budgen, Stathis Kouvelakis and Slavoj Žižek, Durham, NC.: Duke University Press, 2007 Abstract This review looks back at Lenin Reloaded: Towards a Politics of Truth

Johannes Socher

by its leader and mastermind, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin. Thereupon, an outline of the Soviet Union’s doctrine with regard to the use of force in wars of national liberation follows by examining the relevant Soviet state practice in the negotiations of two important un General

John Marot

Keimyung University awarded a Bisa Research Grant to support this work. I wish to thank Robert Brenner for helping me to define the problematic. Introduction In a landmark contribution, Lenin Rediscovered: ‘What Is to Be Done?’ in Context (2006), Lars Lih destroyed the ‘textbook

Roland Boer

I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.
 (Matt. 13.35)
 It is less well known than it should be that Lenin had a distinct fondness for the biblical Gospels. Indeed, a careful reading of Lenin ’s texts reveals a persistent preference

Zhenis Kembayev

of Lenin, the architect of the Soviet state, of building a federation as a transitory phase towards achieving proletarian unitarism. In addition, it examines Lenin’s views on the status and role of the Bolshevik Party and of the founding and ruling political organization of the Soviet state. Section