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The State and Revolution : The Marxist Theory of the State and the Tasks of the Proletariat in the Revolution

V I Lenin, Antonio Negri
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Verso Books
Published: January 16, 2024
ISBN: 9781804292846
208 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


Lenin’s booklet The State and Revolution struck the world of Marxist theory like a lightning bolt. Written in the months running up to the October Revolution of 1917, Lenin turned the traditional socialist concept of the state on its head, arguing for the need to smash the organs of the bourgeois state to create a ‘semi-state’ of soviets, or workers’ councils, in which ordinary people would take on the functions of the state machine in a new and radically democratic manner. This new edition includes a substantial introduction by renowned theorist Antonio Negri, who argues for the continued relevance of these ideas.

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