Unfinished Leninism: The Rise and Return of a Revolutionary Doctrine
Lenin was perhaps the greatest revolutionary of the twentieth century, leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the central founder of modern Communism. These clearly written essays offer a succint account of his life and times and a stimulating engagement with his ideas.
Paul Le Blancis a professor of history at La Roche College. He has written on and participated in the US labor, radical, and civil rights movements, and is author of many books, includingLenin and the Revolutionary Party.
One doesn’t have to be a Lennist to read an appreciate Paul Le Blanc’s brilliant essays. This is indeed an outstanding study of Lenin’s ideas, his relation to Trotsky and Luxemburg, as well as his unfinished democratic revolutionary legacy.-Michael Lowy, author, On Changing the World
Paul Le Blanc…finds eloquent comments from a century’s worth of activits and historians, and engage with them passionately. He lets us have our own voice…and yet weaves all the quotations into a searchingly individual view of what it means to be a leftist and a self-proclaimed Leninist in the twenty-first century…To read his book is to join in his questing interrogation of past, present and future.-Lars Lih, author, Lenin Rediscovered