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SAIC Summer 2017 Readings: Russian Revolution 1917

School of the Art Institute at Chicago
Wednesdays from 6-9 PM
Lakeview Building
116 S Michigan Ave, Room 202


required / + recommended reading


Lenin readings available in Robert C. Tucker, ed., The Lenin Anthology (Norton, 1977), except (*) on marxists.org


Recommended background readings

+ Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate / A&Z, Introducing Lenin and the Russian Revolution / Lenin for Beginners (1977)
+ John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World (1919)


Week 1 | June 14

• Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution (1905), pp. 120-147
• Lenin, On the Two Lines in the Revolution (1915) *


Week 2 | June 21

Lenin, Lecture on the 1905 Revolution (1917), pp. 278-292
Lenin, Letters from Afar (1917) *
Lenin, April Theses (1917), pp. 295-300


Week 3 | June 28

Lenin, The Dual Power (1917), pp. 301-304
Lenin, The Enemies of the People (1917), pp. 305-306
Lenin, The Beginning of Bonapartism (1917), pp. 307-310


Week 4 | July 5

Lenin, The State and Revolution (1917), pp. 311-398


Week 5 | July 12

Lenin, Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power? (1917), pp. 399-406
Lenin, Marxism and Insurrection (1917), pp. 407-412
Lenin, Advice of an Onlooker (1917), pp. 413-414


Week 6 | July 19

Lenin, To the Citizens of Russia! (1917), p. 417
Lenin, Theses on the Constituent Assembly (1917), pp. 418-422
Lenin, The Chief Task of Our Day (1918), pp. 433-437
Lenin, The Immediate Tasks of the Soviet Government (1918), pp. 438-460


Week 7 | July 26

Lenin, The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky (1918), pp. 461-476

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