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V.I. Lenin ; edited and introduced by Slavoj Žižek.

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Author: Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
Other Names: Žižek, Slavoj,
Published: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017.
Topics: Socialism. | PHILOSOPHY / Political. | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism. | POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union. | Politische Philosophie | Socialisme. | Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹič 1870-1924 | Lénine, Vladimir Iliitch (1870-1924).
Regions: Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1917-1936. | Soviet Union. | URSS - Politique et gouvernement - 1917-1928.
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Uniform Title: Works. Selections. English. 2017
Author: Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
Physical Description: lxxx, 186 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781786631886 (hardback)
1786631881 (hardback)
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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.
Notes: "The works of V.I. Lenin collected here derive from the Marxists Internet Archive"--Title page verso.
Other Names: Žižek, Slavoj, compiler, writer of introduction, writer of afterword.
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