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

Author: Tariq Ali
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹič Lenin; Liebe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tariq Ali
ISBN: 9781786631114 1786631113
OCLC Number: 1039720427
Description: viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: on Lenin --
Section I. Terrorism and utopia --
Terrorism versus absolutism --
The elder brother --
The younger brother --
Section II. Internationalism, socialism, empires and war --
The birth of internationalism --
Socialism --
Empires at war --
Section III. 1917-1920: states and revolutions --
February --
October --
The aftermath --
The Third International --
Red Army, civil war, military philosophers --
Section IV. The question of women --
The first wave --
The Octobrist women --
Sunlight and moonlight --
Section V. The last fight let us face --
Till the bitter end --
Friends and enemies --
Epilogue: On climbing a high mountain, by V.I. Lenin.
Responsibility: Tariq Ali.


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"Reading this book on your vacation will make your life better and your mind broader." - Branko Milanovic "Ali encourages the reader to take a fresh look at Lenin's choices in the context of a Read more...

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