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Marx, Lenin and the Science of Revolution

1st Edition

By Max Eastman


264 pages

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The result of 10 years' worth of painstaking research, this volume, originally published in 1926 is a sympathetic critique of certain phases of revolutionary dictatorship in Russia. Among other things it focusses on the philosophy and psychology of Marxism, Marxian economics, Bolshevism, the philosophy of Lenin and his role as an engineer of revolution, the Mensheviks, and the anarchist contribution.


'A vigorous and clearly written contribution to Marxian controversy.' Times Literary Supplement

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Philosophy of Marxism 1. The Function of Thinking 2. The Marxian Psychology 3. The Belief in Dialectic Materialism 4. The Marxian Interpretation of History 5. The Theory of Class Struggle 6. Marx and Darwin 7. The Doctrine of Ideologies 8. Marxism and the Psychology of Freud 9. Ideology and the Art of Revolution 10. Marxian Economics 11. Ideology in 'Das Kapital' 12. The Dialectic Method Part 2: The Science of Revolutionary Engineering 1. Marxism as a Science 2. The Anarchist Contribution 3. Revolutionary Syndicalism 4. Bolshevism 5. Lenin as an Engineer of Revolution 6. Lenin's Philosophy 7. Advantages of a Scientific Attitude 8. The Attitude to Relgion, Art and Moral Ideas 9. Revisionism and the Fabians 10. Mensheviks 11. Bureaucratism and Revolutionary Education 12. Post-Revolutionary Utopianism

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century