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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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