Lenin's Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905: The Ballot, the Streets—or Both
This book explores the time in which Lenin initiated his use of the electorate, beginning with the Marxist roots of his politics, from his leadership of Russian Social Democratic Labor Party in the First and Second State Dumas to Russia's first experiment in representative democracy from 1906 to 1907.
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1 What Marx and Engels Bequeathed
Lenins Politics Prior to 1905
3 The Dress Rehearsal and the First Duma
The Second Duma
Excerpt from Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League
Sketch of a Provisional Revolutionary Government
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