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MMW 5 Cassedy OUTLINE LENIN AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924) Background in pre-Marxist Russian Revolutionary movement A leader-centered movement Peter Lavrov, Historical Letters (1868-1869): “critically thinking individuals” Russian Populism Revisions to classic Marxism: What Is to Be Done? (1902) The individual shapes history A revolution not just for the proletariat, but for the peasantry too Against “economism” Against orthodox view of spontaneous uprising by proletariat
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Unformatted text preview: The party as the vanguard of the proletariat Bolshevism vs. Menshevism • The dictatorship of the proletariat: The State and Revolution (1917) The Russian Revolution • Earlier attempt: Revolution of 1905 • Russia in World War I • February, 1917, revolution, abdication of Czar Nicholas II • Provisional Government vs. Petrograd Soviet • Bolsheviks overthrow Provisional Government, take power...
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course MMW 5 taught by Professor Cassedy during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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