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Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth




Editor(s): Sebastian Budgen, Stathis Kouvelakis, Slavoj Zizek
Translator(s): David Fernbach
Contributor(s): Sebastian Budgen, Alain Badiou, Alex Callinicos, Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, Slavoj Zizek, Savas Michael-Matsas, Kevin B. Anderson, Daniel Bensaid, Stathis Kouvelakis, Étienne Balibar, Georges Labica, Domenico Losurdo, Sylvain Lazarus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Lars T. Lih, Antonio Negri, Alan Shandro
Published: 2007
Pages: 352
Series: [sic] Series
Series Editor(s): Slavoj Zizek

.. .Introduction: Repeating Lenin / Sebastian Budgen, Stathis Kouvelakis, and Slavoj Zizek 1Part 1: Retrieving Lenin 1. One Divides Itself into Two / Alain Badiou 72. Leninism in the Twenty-first Century?: Lenin, Weber, and the Politics of Responsibility / Alex Callinicos 183. Lenin in the Postmodern Age / Terry Eagleton 424. Lenin and Revisionism / Fredric Jameson 595. A Leninist Gesture Today: Against the Populist Temptation / Slavoj Zizek 74Part 2: Lenin in Philosophy 6. Lenin and the Path of Dialectics / Savas Michael-Matsas 1017. The Rediscovery and Persistence of the Dialectic in Philosophy and in World Politics / Kevin B. Anderson 1208. “Leaps! Leaps! Leaps!” / Daniel Bensaid 1489. Lenin as Reader of Hegel: Hypotheses for a Reading of Lenin’s Notebooks on Hegel’s “The Science of Logic” / Stathis Kouvelakis 164Part 3: War and Imperialism 10. The Philosophical Moment in Politics Determined by War: Lenin 1914-16 / Etienne Balibar 20711. From Imperialism to Globalization / Georges Labica 22212. Lenin and Herrenvolk Democracy / Domenico Losurdo 239Part 4: Politics and its Subject 13. Lenin and the Part, 1902-November 1917 / Sylvian Lazarus 25514. Lenin the Just, or Marxism Unrecycled / Jean-Jacques Lecercle 26915. Lenin and the Great Awakening / Lars T. Lih 28316. What to Do Today with What Is to Be Done?, or Rather: The Body of the General Intellect / Antonio Negri 29717. Lenin and Hegemony: The Soviets, the Working Class, and the Party in the Revolution of 1905 /

Contributors Sebastian Budgen
Alain Badiou
Alex Callinicos
Terry Eagleton
Fredric Jameson
Slavoj Zizek
Savas Michael-Matsas
Kevin B. Anderson
Daniel Bensaid
Stathis Kouvelakis
Étienne Balibar
Georges Labica
Domenico Losurdo
Sylvain Lazarus
Jean-Jacques Lecercle
Lars T. Lih
Antonio Negri
Alan Shandro
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“Lenin Reloaded presents a remarkable set of essays by an impressive set of twenty-first-century intellectuals . . . The rich, diverse contributions offered in this book—in some cases jostling aggressively against each other . . . is a challenge for all serious intellectuals and activists of our time.”—Paul Le Blanc, WorkingUSA
“[Lenin Reloaded] will surely be of relevance for those socialists who wish to link our struggles within capitalism to the goals of the broader movement against capitalism. For this reason, the editors of Lenin Reloaded are to be congratulated, and every reader of this journal should consider buying and reading it. . . .”—Paul Blackledge, Capital and Class
“The mixture of voices makes for a stimulating anthology. . . .”—Scott McLemee, Bookforum
“[B]y reaffirming the importance of revolution the editors and contributors make a vital point: without this concept we lose the possibility of conceiving of transformative social practices and the construction of a more humane ethic.”—Benjamin Franks, Variant
“This collection of essays is recommended, not just because of the quality of the various contributions, but above all because Lenin’s philosophical interventions have been largely neglected and ignored since Althusser.”—Liam O’Ruairc, Radical Philosophy

Reviews“Lenin Reloaded presents a remarkable set of essays by an impressive set of twenty-first-century intellectuals . . . The rich, diverse contributions offered in this book—in some cases jostling aggressively against each other . . . is a challenge for all serious intellectuals and activists of our time.”—Paul Le Blanc, WorkingUSA
“[Lenin Reloaded] will surely be of relevance for those socialists who wish to link our struggles within capitalism to the goals of the broader movement against capitalism. For this reason, the editors of Lenin Reloaded are to be congratulated, and every reader of this journal should consider buying and reading it. . . .”—Paul Blackledge, Capital and Class
“The mixture of voices makes for a stimulating anthology. . . .”—Scott McLemee, Bookforum
“[B]y reaffirming the importance of revolution the editors and contributors make a vital point: without this concept we lose the possibility of conceiving of transformative social practices and the construction of a more humane ethic.”—Benjamin Franks, Variant
“This collection of essays is recommended, not just because of the quality of the various contributions, but above all because Lenin’s philosophical interventions have been largely neglected and ignored since Althusser.”—Liam O’Ruairc, Radical Philosophy

Description
Lenin Reloaded is a rallying call by some of the world’s leading Marxist intellectuals for renewed attention to the significance of Vladimir Lenin. The volume’s editors explain that it was Lenin who made Karl Marx’s thought explicitly political, who extended it beyond the confines of Europe, who put it into practice. They contend that a focus on Lenin is urgently needed now, when global capitalism appears to be the only game in town, the liberal-democratic system seems to have been settled on as the optimal political organization of society, and it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than a modest change in the mode of production. Lenin retooled Marx’s thought for specific historical conditions in 1914, and Lenin Reloaded urges a reinvention of the revolutionary project for the present. Such a project would be Leninist in its commitment to action based on truth and its acceptance of the consequences that follow from action.

These essays, some of which are appearing in English for the first time, bring Lenin face-to-face with the problems of today, including war, imperialism, the imperative to build an intelligentsia of wage earners, the need to embrace the achievements of bourgeois society and modernity, and the widespread failure of social democracy. Lenin Reloaded demonstrates that truth and partisanship are not mutually exclusive as is often suggested. Quite the opposite—in the present, truth can be articulated only from a thoroughly partisan position.

Contributors. Kevin B. Anderson, Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Daniel Bensaïd, Sebastian Budgen, Alex Callinicos, Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, Stathis Kouvelakis, Georges Labica, Sylvain Lazarus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Lars T. Lih, Domenico Losurdo, Savas Michael-Matsas, Antonio Negri, Alan Shandro, Slavoj Žižek

About The Author(s)
Sebastian Budgen is a member of the editorial board of the journal Historical Materialism and a coeditor (with Chiara Bonfiglioli) of La planete altermondialiste.

Stathis Kouvelakis teaches political theory at King’s College London. His books include Philosophy and Revolution: From Kant to Marx and Dictionnaire Marx Contemporain (coedited with J. Bidet). He is an editor of the French journal Contretemps.

Slavoj Žižek is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His many books include Theology and the Political: The New Debate (coedited with Creston Davis and John Milbank), Cogito and the Unconscious, and Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology, all also published by Duke University Press.

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