Synopses & Reviews
Among the most influential social forces of the 20th century, modern communism rests firmly on philosophical, political, and economic underpinnings developed by Lenin. This collection includes four of his most significant works, "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," "The State and Revolution," and the title text.
Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."
Table of Contents
The Development of Capitalism in Russia
Conclusions to Chapter I
Conclusions to Chapter II
Excerpt from Chapter IV
Excerpt from Chapter VII
Excerpt from Chapter VIII
What Is to Be Done?
I. "Dogmatism and "Freedom of Criticism"
II. The Spontaneity of the Masses and the Class Consciousness of Social-Democracy
III. Trade Union Politics and Social-Democratic Politics
IV. The Primitiveness of the Economists and the Organization of Revolutionaries
"Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism"
Chapter I Concentration of Production and Monopolies
Chapter II The Banks and Their New Role
Chapter III Finance Captial and Financial Oligarchy
Chapter IV The Export of Capital
Chapter V The Division of the World Among Capitalist Combines
Chapter VI The Division of the World Among the Great Powers
Chapter VII Imperialism as a Special Stage of Capitalism
Chapter VIII The Parasitism and Decay of Capitalism
Chapter IX The Critique of Imperialism
Chapter X The Place of Imperialism in History
The State and Revolution
Chapter I Class Society and the State
Chapter II The State and Revolution. The Experience of 1848-51
Chapter III The State and Revolution. Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx's Analysis
Chapter IV Continuation. Supplementary Explanations by Engels
Chapter V The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State
Chapter VI The Vulgarization of Marxism by the Opportunists
Suggestions for Futher Reading
Glossary of Russian Terms