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Berlin Summer 2017 readings: Lenin and the 1917 Russian Revolution

Mondays 7–10pm

Zossener Str. 56, 10961 Berlin (Eingang A. 4. Stock. Buzzer: Zizoo)


β€’ 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 | Aug 14

β€’ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution (1905)
β€’ Lenin, On the Two Lines in the Revolution (1915) *


Week 2 | Aug 21

β€’ Lenin, Lecture on the 1905 Revolution (1917)
β€’ Lenin, Letters from Afar (1917) *
β€’ Lenin, April Theses (1917)


Week 3 | Aug 28

β€’ Lenin, The Dual Power (1917)
β€’ Lenin, The Enemies of the People (1917)
β€’ Lenin, The Beginning of Bonapartism (1917)


Week 4 | Sep 5

β€’ Lenin, Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power? (1917)
β€’ Lenin, Marxism and Insurrection (1917)
β€’ Lenin, Advice of an Onlooker (1917)


Week 5 | Sep 12

β€’ Lenin, To the Citizens of Russia! (1917)
β€’ Lenin, Theses on the Constituent Assembly (1917)
β€’ Lenin, The Chief Task of Our Day (1918)
β€’ Lenin, The Immediate Tasks of the Soviet Government (1918)


Week 6 | Sep 19

β€’ Lenin, The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky (1918)

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