Revolution At The Gates - Selected Writings Of Lenin From 1917

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Revolution at the Gates: Selected Writings of Lenin from 1917 - V. I. Lenin, Slavoj Zizek
V. I. Lenin, Slavoj Zizek
Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: epub
Series: Essential Zizek
Publisher: Verso
Year: 2011
Language: English
ISBN: 1844677141,9781844677146
Time Added: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:02:52 GMT+0300 (MSK)
File type: epub
Size: 2 mb
Edition: Second Edition
Pages: 352
Id: 1541777
Time Modified: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:02:52 GMT+0300 (MSK)
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Bibtex: "V. I. Lenin and Slavoj Zizek",
"Revolution at the Gates: Selected Writings of Lenin from 1917"
The idea of a Lenin renaissance might well provoke an outburst of sarcastic laughter. Marx is OK, but Lenin? Doesn't he stand for the big catastrophe which left its mark on the entire twentieth-century?

Lenin, however, deserves wider consideration than this, and his writings of 1917 are testament to a formidable political figure. They reveal his ability to grasp the significance of an extraordinary moment in history. Everything is here, from Lenin-the-ingenious-revolutionary-strategist to Lenin-of-the-enacted-utopia. To use Kierkegaard's phrase, what we can glimpse in these writings is Lenin-in-becoming: not yet Lenin-the-Soviet-institution, but Lenin thrown into an open, contingent situation.

In Revolution at the Gates</i>, Slavoj Žižek locates the 1917 writings in their historical context, while his afterword tackles the key question of whether Lenin can be reinvented in our era of “cultural capitalism.” Žižek is convinced that, whatever the discussion—the forthcoming crisis of capitalism, the possibility of a redemptive violence, the falsity of liberal tolerance—Lenin's time has come again.