By Slavoj Žižek, Stathis Kouvelakis, David Fernbach, Sebastian Budgen
Lenin Reloaded is a rallying name via many of the world's prime Marxist intellectuals for renewed realization to the importance of Vladimir Lenin. The volume's editors clarify that it was once Lenin who made Karl Marx's idea explicitly political, who prolonged it past the confines of Europe, who placed it into perform. They contend specialise in Lenin is urgently wanted now, whilst international capitalism seems to be the single online game on the town, the liberal-democratic approach turns out to were settled on because the optimum political association of society, and it has turn into more uncomplicated to visualize the top of the area than a modest switch within the mode of construction. Lenin retooled Marx's inspiration for particular ancient stipulations in 1914, and Lenin Reloaded urges a reinvention of the progressive venture for the current. this sort of venture will be "Leninist" in its dedication to motion in line with fact and its attractiveness of the results that keep on with from motion. those essays, a few of that are showing in English for the 1st time, convey Lenin face-to-face with the issues of this day, together with warfare, imperialism, the critical to construct an intelligentsia of salary earners, the necessity to embody the achievements of bourgeois society and modernity, the common failure of social democracy, and the preferred rejection of the eu structure. Lenin Reloaded demonstrates that fact and partisanship usually are not at the same time particular as is usually recommended. on the contrary - within the current second, fact can in basic terms be articulated from a completely partisan place.
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It is not enthused by the notion that middle-class intellectuals are there to tell the laboring masses what to do, or by the view that knowledge is a matter of eternal scientific verities rather than the fruit of historical practice. It is alarmed by the prospect of culture being obediently harnessed to the ends of the party. It is suspicious of teleologies, of historical epochs laid out end to end like so many dominoes, and it turns instead to time, which is looped and staggered, fractured and multilayered.
That is something that is genuinely human and profoundly moving. For it must be possible for each of us to find ourselves in such a situation if we are not inwardly dead. In this respect, the ethics of conviction and the ethics of responsibility are not absolute opposites. ⁴⁸ But it is still possible to extract a substantive point from this peculiar discursive context, namely that political action unavoidably brings together the calculation of consequences and the invocation of norms. ⁴⁹ Leninism Today This essay has largely been devoted to a kind of meta-discussion of what Lenin’s theory and practice reveal about the nature of political action.
Thus Trotsky argues that we may sympathize with the reasons someone has for, say, assassinating a leading Stalinist official: “However, not the question of subjective motives but that of objective efficacy has for us the decisive significance. Are the given means really capable of leading to the goal? ”⁴¹ In any case, the distinction between actual consequences and endin-view is critical to a proper assessment of Leninism. Contrary to the claims of both Cold War liberals and Stalinist apologists, it is plain that the Stalinist system as it took shape at the end of the 1920s was radically different from the end-in-view of Lenin or indeed any other leading Bolshevik (including Stalin himself) at the time of the October Revolution.