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"Lenin", Charlie Post reviews Lars Lih’s new book.

Thursday 3 November 2011

“Few historical figures on the international revolutionary left have been the subject of as much historical myth-making as Lenin. (…) For most commentators — from the revolutionary left to anti-communist conservatives — Lenin was a political innovator. (…) Lih’s short new biography combines interesting insights into Lenin’s personal life (…) with a systematic contextualization of the entirety of Lenin’s thought and practice. Again, Lenin emerges not as a political innovator, but a quite mainstream pre-1914 left-wing socialist.†Read the review.