Lenin 's Theory Of Revolution

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Introduction Vladimir Lenin, who became the leader of the Bolshevik in the time of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) in 1903, claimed to be a "traditional" Marxist. People such as historians debated Lenin was not an orthodox Marxist but a type of revisionist. However, he did not make any major alterations to Marx 's ideas but instead decided to add his own to fit to benefit him and his country with modern times and he was the key defender of Marx when his theories were attacked by revisionists such as Bernstein, Lenin defended Marx 's work due to his respect of his theories. The theories revolving around Lenin changed over time due to the increase in resources available. The original accounts attack Lenin, accusing him of…show more content…
Historians such as Neil Harding, however, said "do Lenin the justice of treating him as a serious theoretician and political leader"(Hearse) . This led to the development of impartial and sympathetic views to give Lenin the benefit of the doubt. Traditional ideas Very few politicians can ever argue against the statement that Lenin was a political genius. Lenin was a master at manipulation and opportunity which came when he discovered Marx 's work. The division in arguments occurs, however, when one attempts to define genius due to his careless actions in which he destroyed the working class . The traditional and generally accepted view of Lenin is that he had a great ability to grasp the potentialities of a situation and twist them to his own benefit to be able to maximize his power, which is why the word genius might be used lightly . Lenin was merciless when it came to being an instinctive politician and practitioner of revolution he wanted to maintain his political power and gain more, but was inconsistent, unorthodox and indecisive when it came to political thought and theories which was why historians do not now how to picture Lenin. He is seen , not a theorist of revolution, ( Wilson, 390) " But sees and he adapts with no regard for the theoretical positions of others or for his own theoretical position in the past;
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