The State and Revolution

Lenin, V. I.

Year Published:  1917  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8346

Lenin on the Marxist view of the state and revolution.


Table of Contents:

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter I
Class Society and the State
1. The State as the Product of the Irreconcilability of Class Antagonisms
2. Special Bodies of Armed men, Prisons, etc.
3. The State as an Instrument for the Exploitation of the Oppressed Class
4. The "Withering Away" of the State and Violent Revolution

Chapter II
The State and Revolution. The Experience of 1848-51
1. The Eve of the Revolution
2. The Revolution Summed Up
3. The Presentation of the Question by Marx is 1852

Chapter III
The State and Revolution. Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx's Analysis
1. Wherein Lay the Heroism of the Communards' Attempt?
2. With What Is the Smashed State machine to Be Replaced?
3. Abolition of Parliamentarism
4. Organization of the Unity of the Nation
5. Abolition of the Parasite State

Chapter IV
Continuation. Supplementary Explanations by Engels
1. The Housing Question
2. Controversy with the Anarchists
3. letter to Bebel
4. Criticism of the Draft of the Erfurt Program
5. The 1891 Preface to Marx's The Civil War in France
6. Engels on the Overcoming of Democracy

Chapter V
The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State
1. Presentation of the Question by Marx
2. The Transition from Capitalism to Communism
3. The First Phase of Communist Society
4. The Higher Phase of Communist Society

Chapter VI
The Vulgarization of Marxism by the Opportunists
1. Plekanov's Controversy wit the Anarchists
2. Kautsky's Controversy with the Opportunists
3. Kautsky's Controversy with Pannekoek

Postscript to the First Edition


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