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Lenin, Jews, and Power

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Vladimir Lenin's connection with the Jews. It explains that Lenin's parents belonged to the well-educated Russian cultural elite and speak of someone's ethnic origin in the ... More


Glue for the Vertebrae

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Russification of the Soviet people and its relation with the Jewish identity of Vladimir Lenin. It discusses how Russian chauvinism enhanced Russian paternalism toward ... More


Communism and the Heresy of Religion

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the conflict between communism and religion. It suggests that Karl Marx's famous assertion that religion is the opiate of the massed had unintended consequences because it was ... More


A Revolutionary Party Emerges

A. James McAdams

in Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196428
eISBN:
9781400888498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196428.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces the beginnings of a communist party under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and how that party came to be defined. When Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders spoke of their party in the early ... More


How Lenin Became Blank

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Vladimir Lenin's Jewish connection was exposed. It describes the Judaization of Lenin by post-communist far right and the rise of Russian racism and xenophobia masterminded ... More


Shots from Underground: Dialectics of Conspiratorial Imagination

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Stalinist films and the dialectics of conspiratorial imagination. It reviews several Stalinist films, including The Great Citizen and Maxim's Youth, and suggests that they ... More


Dialectics as a Recovered Form of Lenin’s Thought

Antonio Negri

in Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines dialectics as the recovered form of Vladimir Lenin’s thought. From 1905 on, Lenin asserts that in the acute revolutionary phase, the proletariat organization can, from within ... More


The Religious Front: Militant Atheism under Lenin and Stalin

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines militant atheism under Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, focusing on how the Bolsheviks approached religion from the revolution in 1917 until Stalin's death in 1953. Using legal ... More


Crossing the Wires in the Pleasure Machine

Eelco Runia

in Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168205
eISBN:
9780231537575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168205.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter offers a “substantive” reflection on the making of history by connecting the notion that “novelty”—or discontinuity—springs from the dehors texte with Jacob Burckhardt's intuition that ... More


The Bolshevik Gamble

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The so-called insurrection in October and November 1917 catapulted the Bolsheviks to power in Russia. The Russian Revolution, which began with the fall of the tsar in February 1917, led to a ... More


Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Antonio Negri

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Vladimir Lenin’s thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in theoretical trajectory of its author, Antonio Negri. It is the last ... More


Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Stephen Eric Bronner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153836
eISBN:
9780231527354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153836.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Published more than twenty years ago, this bold defense of socialism remains a seminal text for our time. Treating socialism as an ethic, reinterpreting its core categories, and critically ... More


Conclusion

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Vlamidir Lenin's genealogical and political connections to the East European Jews. It explains the Lenin hardly cared about Jews at all and he ... More


The Soviets and the Leninist Inversion of Praxis

Antonio Negri

in Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Vladimir Lenin’s theoretical and tactical judgment on the Soviets in 1917. The first motif in Lenin’s judgment on the Soviet in 1917 is a strong emphasis on the spontaneity of ... More


Taurus: ‘Father, where art thou?’

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Taurus (2001). Taurus is the second instalment in Sokurov's tetralogy dedicated to men of power (and to power itself). Moloch, Sokurov's earlier film, and Taurus resonate with ... More


Earthly Realities: The Health of the Ruling Elite

in A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226454122
eISBN:
9780226454146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Alexander Bogdanov's move from theoretical speculations to the practical applications of blood exchanges in 1924–1925. It explains that Vladimir Lenin was instrumental in this ... More


Toward a Marxist Reading of Lenin’s Marxism

Antonio Negri

in Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter aims to arrive at an understanding of Vladimir Lenin, mainly by comparing problems that are born from Leninism with issues that arise out of today’s workers’ movement. It begins with an ... More


Lenin's Vision: The State and Revolution

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In his State and Revolution, Vladimir Lenin details the doctrine of revolution and the proletarian dictatorship. However, it did not conform to his previous thought or to his subsequent practice, and ... More


Between Philosophy and Politics: The Weapon of Dialectics

Antonio Negri

in Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Vladimir Lenin’s reading of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s The Science of Logic, which forms the nucleus of his Notebooks on Philosophy. More specifically, it considers the ... More


From the Theory of Capital to the Theory of Organization (1): Economic Struggle and Political Struggle: Class Struggle

Antonio Negri

in Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Vladimir Lenin’s reading of Karl Marx, with particular emphasis on his approach to the theory of organization as derived from a theory of capital. In order to understand how ... More


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