Lenin's "recipes"

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Fri Jun 14 06:35:34 MDT 1996

What exactly was Lenin's "recipe"? I get very nervous when I hear Lenin
described in this manner. Everything he ever wrote and did was
antithetical to this approach. Perhaps it would be useful for this list to
have a "reading thread" of Lenin's major writings, including:

1) What is to be Done?

2) 2 Tactics of Social-Democracy

3) State and Revolution

4) The Right of Oppressed Nations to Self-determination

5) Ultraleftism, an Infantile Disorder

6) Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky

On 14 Jun 1996, Michael Luftmensch wrote:

> Chris
> - -----
> Lenin's recipe for the west also failed - namely going down
> lower and deeper to the real masses, the minority of the working
> class uncorrupted by imperialist bribes, and carry on a relentless
> struggle against revisionism.
> That failed.
> Why?
> Michael
> ---------
> Lenin's recipe could be adapted in china because the of the relations of
> the great masses to imperialism. But lower and deeper to the uncorrupted
> of europe and north america?

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