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Platypus Santa Cruz Marxist Reading Group Summer 2017

Lenin and the 1917 Russian Revolution

Thursdays, 6:00pm, Kresge Library/Study Center Rm. 348

University of California
1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064


• 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 29, 2017


Week 2 | July 6, 2017

• LeninLecture on the 1905 Revolution (1917)
• LeninLetters from Afar (1917) *
• LeninApril Theses (1917)

Week 3 | July 13, 2017

• LeninThe Dual Power (1917)
• LeninThe Enemies of the People (1917)
• LeninThe Beginning of Bonapartism (1917)

Week 4 | July 20, 2017

• LeninMarxism and Insurrection (1917)
• LeninAdvice of an Onlooker (1917)

Week 5 | July 27, 2017

• LeninTo the Citizens of Russia! (1917)
• LeninThe Chief Task of Our Day (1918)

Week 6 | August 3, 2017

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