This series of articles seeks to introduce and make accessible the major works of Lenin’s prodigious theoretical work – some well-known, others less so. In each short article, we introduce the texts, their enduring value to revolutionaries today, and illustrate how they were intimately linked to the polemics and political struggles that defined Lenin’s life, and through which Bolshevism was forged.


What the ‘Friends of the People’ are and how they fight Social-Democrats


The Development of Capitalism in Russia


Where to Begin?

How the foundations of Bolshevism were laid

What is to be Done?

How Lenin built a battle organisation


One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (The Crisis in Our Party)

A house divided: how Bolshevism and Menshevism first took form


Two Tactics of the Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution

The ‘Two Tactics’ of the 1905 Revolution: a line is drawn between Bolshevism and Menshevism


Materialism and Empirio-criticism


The Faction of Supporters of Otzovism and God-Building

Marxism under attack after the 1905 Revolution: Lenin fights back


The Three Sources and Component Parts of Marxism


The Right of Nations to Self Determination

How Lenin fought for workers’ unity in the ‘prison house of nations’


Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

Lenin’s 'Imperialism': understanding reality in order to transform it


April Theses

Rearming the Bolsheviks for power

The Tasks of the Proletariat in our Revolution

More coming soon...

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