[lbo-talk] Good Books on Lenin and His Policies

Ambrose Andrews ambrose-bulk at vrvl.net
Tue Feb 9 20:33:15 PST 2016

"Leninism under Lenin" by Marcel Liebman is an interesting, well written and generally positive assessment.

Victor Serge's "Year One of the Russian Revolution" might be interesting, given Serge's anarchist leanings.

These might be too pro-Lenin for your liking, but they could form part of a picture, with the combination of first-hand reporting of the young revolution (Serge) and a more analytical retrospective overview of Lenin's actual practice in the context of the times (Liebman).

'Objectivity' might be a tough ask on the subject of Lenin...


On 10 February 2016 at 15:03, Nick Manley <chessanarch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'll state up front that I am already an anarchist skeptic of Lenin and his
> policies. but I also view my knowledge on him/his policies as insufficient
> Could people recommend good truthful objective work that details his life,
> views, and policies as leader of the USSR? I am NOT (caps for emphasis)
> looking for uncritical worship stuff though. I am also not looking for
> unfair attacks or critiques of him either. And I am not trying to start a
> discussion about whether Lenin was a good guy or not. I may do so in the
> future, but I'd like to read more about his policies and views first.
> Best,
> Nick
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