Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth (Series: SIC 7)

Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth (Series: SIC 7)


Lenin Reloaded is a rallying name by way of the various world’s top Marxist intellectuals for renewed recognition to the importance of Vladimir Lenin. The volume’s editors clarify that it used to be Lenin who made Karl Marx’s inspiration explicitly political, who prolonged it past the confines of Europe, who placed it into perform. They contend specialise in Lenin is urgently wanted now, while international capitalism seems to be the single video game on the town, the liberal-democratic procedure turns out to were settled on because the optimum political association of society, and it has develop into more straightforward to visualize the top of the realm than a modest switch within the mode of construction. Lenin retooled Marx’s suggestion for particular historic stipulations in 1914, and Lenin Reloaded urges a reinvention of the innovative venture for the current. any such venture will be Leninist in its dedication to motion according to fact and its attractiveness of the implications that persist with from action.

These essays, a few of that are showing in English for the 1st time, convey Lenin face-to-face with the issues of this day, together with battle, imperialism, the important to construct an intelligentsia of salary earners, the necessity to include the achievements of bourgeois society and modernity, and the frequent failure of social democracy. Lenin Reloaded demonstrates that fact and partisanship aren't at the same time unique as is usually recommended. rather the opposite—in the current, fact should be articulated basically from a completely partisan position.

Contributors. Kevin B. Anderson, Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Daniel Bensaïd, Sebastian Budgen, Alex Callinicos, Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, Stathis Kouvelakis, Georges Labica, Sylvain Lazarus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Lars T. Lih, Domenico Losurdo, Savas Michael-Matsas, Antonio Negri, Alan Shandro, Slavoj Žižek

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