Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography

Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography

Tamás Krausz


Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is likely one of the so much enigmatic and influential figures of the 20th century. whereas his existence and paintings are the most important to any realizing of recent historical past and the socialist circulate, generations of writers at the left and the best have obvious healthy to embalm him without end with superficial research or dreary dogma. Now, after the autumn of the Soviet Union and “actually-existing” socialism, it really is attainable to contemplate Lenin afresh, with sober senses proficient on his ancient context and the way it formed his theoretical and political contributions. Reconstructing Lenin, 4 many years within the making and now on hand in English for the 1st time, is an try and do exactly that.

Tamás Krausz, an esteemed Hungarian pupil writing within the culture of György Lukács, Ferenc Tokei, and István Mészáros, makes a huge contribution to a transforming into box of up to date Lenin reviews. This wealthy and penetrating account finds Lenin busy on the paintings of revolution, his concept formed by means of instant political occasions yet by no means straying faraway from a coherent theoretical viewpoint. Krausz balances designated descriptions of Lenin’s time and position with lucid explications of his highbrow improvement, overlaying a number themes like conflict and revolution, dictatorship and democracy, socialism and utopianism.Reconstructing Lenin will switch how you examine a guy and a circulation; it's going to additionally introduce the English-speaking international to a profound radical scholar.

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