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  Leninism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leninism was developed mainly by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, and it was also put into practice by him after the October Revolution.
According to Lenin, the revolution should be followed by a period of dictatorship of the proletariat (a system of workers' democracy, in which workers would hold political power through councils known as soviets; see also soviet democracy).
One of the central concepts of Leninism is a view of imperialism as the highest stage of capitalism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leninism   (695 words)

 Marxism-Leninism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lenin himself never used the term "Leninism," nor did he refer to his views as "Marxism-Leninism." However, his ideas diverged from classical Marxist theory on several important points (see the articles on Marxism and Leninism for more information).
After Lenin's death, his ideology and contributions to Marxist theory were termed "Marxism-Leninism," or sometimes only "Leninism." Marxism-Leninism soon became the official name for the ideology of the Comintern and of communist parties around the world.
Trotskyists in particular believe that Stalinism contradicted authentic Marxism and Leninism, and they intitially used the term "Bolshevik-Leninism" to describe their own ideology of anti-Stalinist and anti-Maoist communism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marxism-Leninism   (631 words)

 Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism! (RIM)
Lenin described the era in which we live as the era of imperialism and proletarian revolution.
Most importantly, Lenin raised the theory and practice of proletarian revolution to a whole new level as he led the proletariat in seizing and consolidating its political power, its revolutionary dictatorship, for the first time with the victory of the October Revolution in formerly Tsarist Russia in 1917.
Lenin said, "Only he is a Marxist who extends the recognition of the class struggle to the recognition of the dictatorship of the proletariat." In the light of the invaluable lessons and advances achieved through the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution led by Mao Tsetung, this dividing line has been further sharpened.
www.csrp.org /rim/longlivemlm.htm   (2938 words)

 TROTSKYISM OR LENINISM?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lenin's implacable attitude towards Social-Democrats is sufficiently well-known in the Party; the Party knows that Lenin would not for a single moment have agreed to have Social-Democratically-minded comrades in the Party, let alone in highly important posts.
It is known that Lenin, wishing to concentrate the Party's attention on the task of preparing the uprising outside the Soviets, warned against any infatuation with the latter, for he was of the opinion that, having been defiled by the defencists, they had become useless.
Leninism is an integral theory, which arose in 1903, has passed the test of three revolutions, and is now being carried forward as the battle-flag of the world proletariat.
www.findthelinks.com /theory/trotskyism_or_leninism.htm   (7767 words)

 Socialism: Theory and Practice - Leninism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Though Lenin was quick to denounce those that sought to bend Marxist views to their personal perspective, he didn’t hesitate to adopt Marx’s ideas for his own purposes and inject his own views.
Lenin, as leader of the Communist Party, advocated the ‘liquidation’ of the bourgeois class, as well as those people that stood in the way of the fulfillment of his Marxist dreams.
In truth, Leninism was probably meant only to be a real world application of Marxist ideas to the environment of Russia, but it has created its own school of thinking.
www.the-wood.org /socialism/leninism.htm   (589 words)

 Leninism, Daniel Bensaid
The invention of 'Leninism' as a religiously mummified orthodoxy, was part of the process of bureaucratisation of the Comintern and the Soviet Union.
Because of the strong spontaneist illusions which the May 1968 movement in France engendered among the youth, the foundation of the Ligue Communiste as a section of the Fourth International in 1969 was the result of a lively debate, notably on the question of organisation.
The foundation of Lenin's post-1914 strategy was that imperialism was in its 'death agony', and was by definition a period of capitalist decline.
www.marxsite.com /bensaid.htm   (2881 words)

 Again on the Essence of Leninism
The question of the essence of Leninism is not a random one and it appears it is raised as a result of the continuous attempts to revise the teachings of Marxism-Leninism.
Lenin had to undertake within the party a thorough ideological struggle against the holders of private-owner ideology, who represented the interests of the petty bourgeoisie in the countryside and the cities.
He wrote regarding this question: "Leninism, as a system of revolutionary action, presumes a revolutionary instinct trained in reflection and experience which, in the social sphere, is equivalent to muscular sensation in physical labor." Stalin showed that this is nothing more than playing with words.
www.mltranslations.org /Russia/leninmcd.htm   (1306 words)

Lenin persuades his associates that “the campaign of seizure of Church valuables” should be conducted “with merciless determination, not stopping short of anything and as soon as possible.
Leninism is unable of critical introspection, because it is philosophical and psychological doublethink described by George Orwell.
Leninism with its will for global rearrangement of the universe recognizes that the world is not deterministic; in the world both religion and atheism have chances to win.
www.pravoslavie.ru /enarticles/031230131852   (1998 words)

 The New Leninism, by Chad Nagle
Lenin understood something fundamental about humans, or at least most humans, and that is that they want to "belong." Those with a desire to "belong" can be relied upon to command others to build the new order, the others being outside history and reliable swallowers of whatever is put in front of their faces.
Lenin said that imperialism was the "highest stage of capitalism," a Marxist euphemism for "give ‘em enough rope," and Lenin predicted that America — poorly designed for imperialism — would embark on imperialism anyway, and stagger inexorably toward the same grave all empires before it had fallen into.
Lenin was not a democrat, but he was not a dictator either, unlike his crude successor Stalin.
antiwar.com /nagle/n021703.html   (3035 words)

 leninism/marxism - History Forum
Lenin “explained” that in terms of impoverishment ie the rise in working classes living conditions was based on the exploitation of the colonial population and the European worker was benefiting from the degradation of the peoples of Africa and Asia.
Leninism was a development of Marxism to fit it to the situation in Russia I would say.
Marx's gave the basis, Lenin updated the focus of exploitation and provided a means for the party to survive a hostile government, and Trotsky created the idea of skipping history and ruling by fear until the rest of the world caught up.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?act=findpost&pid=42734   (2530 words)

 The Contribution of J.V. Stalin to Marxism-Leninism
Lenin substantiated and proved that the national question is a part of the general question of the proletarian revolution, of the question of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Lenin and Stalin raised high the banner of militant Marxism in the party, gave an all-sided substantiation and developed the genius view of Marx and Engels on the irreconcilable struggle between proletarian and bourgeois ideology, as a law of class struggle.
Lenin and Stalin proved that in the struggle between modern classes, in the struggle between two camps -- the socialist camp and the imperialist camp -- there is no room for a "third force." This so-called "third force" always stood and stands now on the side of the bourgeoisie against the proletariat.
www.revolutionarydemocracy.org /rdv4n1/stalin70.htm   (8240 words)

 Leninism - Britannica Concise
Lenin believed that a small, disciplined, professional group of revolutionaries was needed to violently overthrow the capitalist system, and that a “dictatorship of the proletariat”; must guide society until the day when the state would wither away.
Lenin, Vladimir (Ilich) - Founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and architect and builder of the Soviet state.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilich - founder of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), inspirer and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917), and the architect, builder, and first head (1917–24) of the Soviet state.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9370014   (588 words)

 Did Marxism-Leninism Offer Any Solutions
The validity of Marxism and Leninism to offer solutions to a host of problems is however still being debated although this hardly seems worthwhile to dedicated anti-Communists who always believed that one can judge the tree from its fruit.
In this partnership, Leninism was the Soviet Communist Party's doctrine of the seizure and maintenance of power and the implementation of several policies which Marx had advocated.
The greatest irony of all was that as a reward for their loyalty to 'internationalism', the Jews came to be identified with 'rootless cosmopolitanism -- a synonym for not belonging to the indigenous and deeply rooted ethnic and class identity of the masses.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/egioreva/2b-mrxsm-post-SU.html   (1900 words)

 Marxism-Leninism. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
With Karl Marx, Lenin called for a classless society in which all means of production would be commonly owned (communism).
Unlike some Marxists, however, Lenin stressed bold, revolutionary action and insisted that a strong Communist party would be needed in a Marxist nation to direct the efforts of the workers.
Lenin also argued that capitalist nations resort to aggressive imperialist moves as they decline and that Marxist nations must therefore be prepared for war.
www.bartleby.com /59/13/marxismlenin.html   (235 words)

Lenin himself never used the term "Leninism", nor did he refer to his views as "Marxism-Leninism".
However, his ideas clearly diverged from classical Marxist theory on several important points (see the articles on Marxism and Leninism for more information), so it quickly became evident that some new name was required to describe these ideas.
After Lenin's death, it was decided to call them Marxism-Leninism, or sometimes only Leninism.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Marxism-Leninism   (638 words)

 The Bolshevik Party and 'Zinovievism': Comments on a caricature of Leninism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lenin's concern about the 1921 resolution was not that it would lead foreign Communists (most of whom had come from the left wings of the reformist social democratic parties) to create parties imbued with a "Russian spirit" or parties that were schematic caricatures of the Bolshevik Party.
Lenin favoured the unification both because he accepted the Kautskyist conception of the socialist party as being inclusive of all those proclaiming themselves Marxists and because the previous disagreements on organisation had largely been eliminated.
Lenin's 1906 argument in favour of freedom of public criticism of party decisions must be seen in the context in which the Bolsheviks had to function within a party in which the petty-bourgeois reformist Menshevik leaders held a majority on the party's central leadership committee and determined the political line of its central press.
www.dsp.org.au /links/back/issue24/Lorimer.htm   (6014 words)

 TKP/ML: "Contemporary Marxism-Leninism-Maoism" (1998)
While Leninism is the Marxism of the era of imperialism and proletarian revolutions, Maoism is justifiedly the development of proletarian revolutions and ceaseless continuation of revolutions under proletarian dictatorship against the bourgeoisie.
Lenin described the duties of the proletariat in the countries that have yet to complete their bourgeois democratic revolution.
Lenin said, "masses learn from their own experience better " and Mao said "one action is much better than a thousand advice " to emphasize the importance of the practical experience and ceaseless motion of the masses.
www.etext.org /Politics/MIM/countries/turkey/maoism.html   (16000 words)

 Leninism in action, or why Doug Lorimer has to give all the lectures : Melbourne Indymedia
Leninism, and Marxism, are living beasts, which are evolving as the world evolves.
Lenin himself explained why he re-read the relevant political writings of Marx and Engels at every new stage of the Russian revolutionary struggle in a preface to the Russian edition of Kautsky's 1905 pamphlet The Motive Forces and Perspectives of the Russian Revolution:
The political ideas of Marx and Lenin are not "high theory" which we reserve solely for study at the central party school.
melbourne.indymedia.org /news/2003/09/55201.php   (3544 words)

 Preface to Trotskyism or Leninism by Harpal Brar
Further, I seek to demonstrate that after the death of Lenin in January 1924, as Leninism was upheld by the Bolshevik Party, now under the leadership of Stalin, Trotskyism continued its ceaseless onslaught on Leninism, with some tactical adjustments to the form of its attack.
When Lenin was waging a life and death struggle to purge the Party of liquidators and otzovists, Trotsky, assuming the role of a conciliator, tried his worst to reconcile the Party with these two bourgeois trends.
So alarmed was Lenin by Trotsky's factionalism and flouting of Party discipline that he caused the 10th Party Congress (March 1921) to pass a resolution forbidding the formation of factions and disbanding existing factions forthwith.
www.mltranslations.org /Britain/trotvslenin.htm   (15434 words)

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