September 2022 classic Revolution, Democracy, Socialism By V. I. Lenin Edited and Introduced by Paul Le Blanc Originally published by Pluto Press Become a member to buy this book Our books are exclusively re-published for Left Book Club members. Sign up today and stock up on what thousands of fellow readers have been discussing together. Become a member or Login Loading purchase options... 'A reminder that what is, need not be, and that what has, seemingly, failed, can be reconstituted anew' – Professor Bryan Palmer, Trent University, author of E. P. Thompson: Objections and Oppositions For the first time this book collects together the key shorter writings of Lenin, to show that Lenin held a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy. With a comprehensive introduction by Paul Le Blanc, it gives a broad overview of Lenin's life and work which explains how his thinking can inform our strategies against the multiple crises of capitalism we face today.Lenin has been much maligned in the mainstream, accused of 'social engineering of the most radical kind'. However, in contrast to today's world leaders, who happily turn to violence to achieve their objectives, Lenin believed it impossible to reach his goals 'by any other path than that of political democracy'.An inspiring introduction for anyone interested in engaging with the ideas of one of the 20th century's most important political figures.