Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
272
Utgivningsdatum
2017-09-19
Förlag
Verso Books
Dimensioner
222 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
453 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781786631886
Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through (inbunden)

Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

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Lenin's originality and importance as a revolutionary leader is most often associated with the seizure of power in 1917. But, Zizek argues in his new study and collection of original texts, Lenin's true greatness can be better grasped in the very last couple of years of his political life. Russia had survived foreign invasion, embargo and a terrifying civil war, as well as internal revolts such as at Kronstadt in 1921. But the new state was exhausted, isolated and disorientated in the face of the world revolution that seemed to be receding. New paths had to be sought, almost from scratch, for the Soviet state to survive and imagine some alternative route to the future. With his characteristic brio and provocative insight, Zizek suggests that Lenin's courage as a thinker can be found in his willingness to face this reality of retreat lucidly and frontally.
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Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Zizek, and many more.