Lenin's Legacy

Burnham, James
September 1976
National Review;9/17/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 35, p998
The article examines the elements of the legacy of the late communist Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin first explained his theory of the party in the book "What is to Be Done?" He stated that to bring about socialism, socialists must create a party that would be considered a new kind of army. The pamphlet State and Revolution may be considered as a document that most famously expressed Lenin's theory of the state. He upheld an uncompromising version of the class theory of the state of socialist Karl Marx.


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