lenin and lenin's mummy

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Sun Jun 16 07:29:33 MDT 1996

On 16 Jun 1996, Michael Luftmensch wrote:

> Louis Proyect is certainly correct about the living man,
> but he makes no mention of the mummy in the Lenin mausoleum:
> the dead centre around which soviet-marxism revolved.

Louis: If you want to analyze official "Marxism-Leninism", then focus on
its expressions such as Stalin's writings. It just confuses things to say
"Lenin's recipe..." since Lenin never approached politics in a schematic

> To truly appreciate this Lenin, one must turn from his selected
> writings to his collected writings - *all* 75 volumes.

Louis: Fine. What do you have in mind?

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